HUGE News: The Women, Peace, and Security Act of 2017 is Now Law!

Posted by on October 11, 2017
HUGE News: The Women, Peace, and Security Act of 2017 is Now Law!

Now, the United States is required to increase and strengthen women’s participation in peace negotiations and conflict prevention. This is vital because, as the evidence shows, when women are at the table, enduring peace is more likely. This BIPARTISAN legislation was championed by many members of Congress. Will you join us in thanking them for leading […]

PODCAST: Listen, Ladies Interviews Miriam Jalabi, Director of the Syrian National Coalition

Posted by on September 18, 2017
PODCAST: <em>Listen, Ladies</em> Interviews Miriam Jalabi, Director of the Syrian National Coalition

This week, Listen, Ladies podcast interviewed Mariam Jalabi. A businesswoman turned peace activist, Ms. Jalabi is Director of the Syrian National Coalition’s office at the United Nations in New York, the largest political opposition group of the Syrian Revolution. In the interview they discuss the current landscape of the crisis in Syria and the advocacy movement working […]

Leymah Gbowee: How do you justify leaving 50% of the world’s population out of crucial issues and expect to make gains?

Posted by on August 28, 2017
Leymah Gbowee: How do you justify leaving 50% of the world’s population out of crucial issues and expect to make gains?

Leymah Gbowee, a 2011 Nobel Peace Prize recipient who led a peace movement that brought an end to the second Liberian civil war in 2003, delivered the keynote address at the 5th annual Women, Peace and Security Conference at the U.S. Naval War College earlier this month. Here’s a clip of her incredible speech.

8 Rwandan Women Rising

Posted by on July 8, 2017
8 Rwandan Women Rising

Women saved Rwanda after genocide, creating a model for lasting security in countries worldwide. How they did it, and the difference they’ve made, holds lessons for the US and countries around the world. In the spring of 1994, the tiny African nation was ripped apart, leaving nearly a million dead. After the violence subsided, Rwanda’s […]

Introducing a New Training Curriculum: A Women’s Guide to Security Sector Reform

Posted by on June 30, 2017
Introducing a New Training Curriculum: A Women’s Guide to Security Sector Reform

By Megan Bastick and Nanako Tamaru Women play important roles in fostering inclusive and lasting security. As leaders in civil society, government, and security sector institutions, they understand the diverse needs of their communities and possess a wealth of knowledge on how to make their communities more secure. But how do they make their voices […]

Introducing the Advocacy for Inclusive Security Curriculum

Posted by on June 19, 2017
Introducing the <em>Advocacy for Inclusive Security Curriculum</em>

Inclusive Security has spent almost two decades championing women’s inclusion in some of the most difficult circumstances in the world. We have conducted hundreds of workshops and worked with women in dozens of countries to amplify their voices as critical actors in peace and security. With Advocacy for Inclusive Security, we are opening up our time-tested curriculum. […]

Four Ways ISIS Manipulates Gender Dynamics

Posted by on June 1, 2017
Four Ways ISIS Manipulates Gender Dynamics

The apparently ISIS-inspired attack, at a concert by Ariana Grande, whose fans are disproportionately young and female, has drawn heated argument about the roles gender and sexism play in terrorism. We want to move past the pundits to hear what terrorism scholars and impacted communities have to say. Today, Inclusive Security President Jacqueline O’Neill and […]

Talking Policy: Swanee Hunt on Inclusive Security

Posted by on May 30, 2017
Talking Policy: Swanee Hunt on Inclusive Security

This article was originally published by World Policy Journal. In spring 1994, Rwanda was ripped apart by a genocide that left nearly a million dead. While news of the catastrophe reached all corners of the globe, the nation’s recovery and the key role of women are less often featured in the media. Swanee Hunt, former […]

VIDEO: The Moment That Changed Her Life

Posted by on March 21, 2017
VIDEO: The Moment That Changed Her Life

Stella Sabiiti was a university student in 1976—newly married, with a baby on the way—when soldiers of Ugandan dictator Idi Amin kidnapped her from her dorm room. They tortured her for hours, accusing her of crimes she had not committed. She thought she was going to die. But instead, she looked the soldiers in the […]

The Role of Women in Countering Boko Haram

The Role of Women in Countering Boko Haram

This article, by Women Waging Peace Network member Idayat Hassan, was originally published by Insight on Conflict. The Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP), popularly referred to as Boko Haram, has been waging a war against the Nigerian state for the past seven years. The insurgency has claimed over twenty thousand lives, displaced over […]

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