Can Cellphones Stop Violence?

Posted by on February 17, 2017
Can Cellphones Stop Violence?

After Kenya’s contested presidential election erupted into ethnic violence in 2008, Alice Nderitu created the Uwiano Platform for Peace, a conflict prevention agency that encourages citizens to report warning signs of violence via their mobile phones. “In 2008, people had seen the violence coming,” she says, “but they didn’t know who to tell.” Uwiano focused […]

VIDEO: The Role of Women in Global Stability

VIDEO: The Role of Women in Global Stability

This interview, by Vago Muradian, originally appeared on Defense & Aerospace Report.  Inclusive Security’s Director, Jacqueline O’Neill, discusses the role of women in global stability with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian at the “2016 Halifax International Security Forum” in Canada.

In Deeply Divided Israel, Jewish and Arab Women Build Case for Peace

In Deeply Divided Israel, Jewish and Arab Women Build Case for Peace

This article, by Naomi Darom, was originally published by The Christian Science Monitor. The 4,000 women gathered at the Qasr el Yahud baptism site in the Jordan River Valley to press for peace were a motley crew: old and young, Palestinian and Israeli, some raising their phones to film the crowd, others holding babies. Many […]

Feminist Foreign Policies are Gaining Popularity, and Increasing the Peace

Posted by on October 27, 2016
Feminist Foreign Policies are Gaining Popularity, and Increasing the Peace

This article was originally published by Public Radio International as part of its “Balance of Power” series. Terrorists defying national borders, authoritarians clinging to power, increasing flows of desperate refugees: The next US president will inherit global challenges the standard foreign policy toolbox is ill-equipped to fix. The winner in November could respond by doubling […]

This Pakistani Police Officer is on the Leading Edge of a Trend That Could Lead to a More Peaceful World

Posted by on October 25, 2016
This Pakistani Police Officer is on the Leading Edge of a Trend That Could Lead to a More Peaceful World

This piece, by Carolyn Beeler and Christina Asquith, was originally published by Public Radio International as part of its “Balance of Power” series. The stench of diesel is in the air. Asima Naqvi is standing on the side of a noisy highway in Pakistan, one of the few women on the road. She wears a […]

“There’s No Shortage of Real Women to Fill This Role”

Posted by on October 25, 2016
“There’s No Shortage of Real Women to Fill This Role”

Our Director of Research, Marie O’Reilly, spoke with Yasmeen Khan of talkRADIO about reaction to the UN’s appointment of Wonder Woman as an honorary ambassador for global women’s empowerment. Listen here:

The Real Impact of a Female President? More Women in Politics

The Real Impact of a Female President? More Women in Politics

This article was originally published by Public Radio International as part of its “Balance of Power” series. As the election between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump nears, the prospects have never been greater that the United States could join the 50 other democracies that have been led by a woman. So it’s timely to ask: […]

A National Security Blind Spot

Posted by on October 19, 2016
A National Security Blind Spot

This article, by Anne-Marie Slaughter and Elizabeth Weingarten, was originally published by Project Syndicate. Erin Saltman saw a disturbing trend. For months, the senior counter-extremism researcher at the Institute for Strategic Dialogue had obsessively tracked the profiles of more than 130 Western women who had joined the Islamic State (ISIS). Saltman and her team noticed […]

Here’s How Attention to Gender Affected Colombia’s Peace Process

Here’s How Attention to Gender Affected Colombia’s Peace Process

This article was originally published by The Washington Post. On Friday, October 7, 2016, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to negotiate and sign peace accords with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerillas, after 52 years of violent conflict. The award came just five days […]

US Spending Millions to Train Women Police Officers Worldwide. What About At Home?

Posted by on August 15, 2016
US Spending Millions to Train Women Police Officers Worldwide. What About At Home?

This article was originally published by Public Radio International. Last week’s Justice Department investigation into the Baltimore Police Department shocked the nation — and not just for its accusations of racism and aggressive police tactics. At the back of the report was a detailed accounting of rampant sexism in the department — exposing how officers […]

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