US House Passes Bipartisan Women, Peace, and Security Act

Posted by on November 15, 2016
US House Passes Bipartisan Women, Peace, and Security Act

The US House of Representatives took a giant bipartisan step toward involving women in peace and security by passing legislation to make inclusive security a core component of US foreign policy. The chamber today adopted the Women, Peace, and Security Act on a voice vote. The measure now moves to the Senate. During a Foreign […]

A Quick Guide to the Women, Peace, and Security Act

A Quick Guide to the Women, Peace, and Security Act

“The benefits of women’s participation—and the risks of their exclusion—in all aspects of governance and peacekeeping are too great to ignore.” That was the sentiment expressed recently by Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) at a historic House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on advancing women’s inclusion in peace and security. Today, we commend the committee for putting […]

Time for Congress to Take the Lead on Inclusive Security

Time for Congress to Take the Lead on Inclusive Security

This article was originally published by The Hill. Consider an all-too-familiar scenario. A civil war smolders, hundreds of thousands have died. With U.S. interests at stake, we’ve invested billions of dollars and countless hours of diplomacy to convince the warring parties to reach an agreement. These negotiations aren’t just about securing a temporary ceasefire; they […]

Uniting Communities and Law Enforcement in the Fight Against Violent Extremism

Uniting Communities and Law Enforcement in the Fight Against Violent Extremism

Growing numbers of young men and women are leaving their homes to join violent extremist groups in Iraq, Syria, and other parts of the globe. National and international policymakers, meanwhile, are struggling to figure out how to stem the tide. As countries develop their plans of action, they must take a close look at how […]

#CRomnibus: 5 Ways Congress Advanced Women’s Leadership That You May Not Know

Posted by on December 19, 2014
#CRomnibus: 5 Ways Congress Advanced Women’s Leadership That You May Not Know

After a year of intense advocacy and negotiating, Inclusive Security Action helped secure five critical provisions in the combined FY 2015 congressional spending bill signed into law this month by President Barack Obama. An all-female class marches into a ceremony celebrating their graduation from the Afghan National Army’s Officer Candidate School. (Photo: NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan) […]

Why Pakistan Needs a Few More Good Women

Why Pakistan Needs a Few More Good Women

Inclusive Security Action’s Allison Peters writes in Foreign Policy, “Greater female representation in the police force would not only ensure that the Pakistani government can combat internal threats, but it also would encourage more-effective spending of international assistance.” In a new Foreign Policy article, Inclusive Security Action’s Allison Peters and our Women Waging Peace Network […]

Congress Takes Action for Women in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Syria

Posted by on July 31, 2014
Congress Takes Action for Women in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Syria

Delegates from Pakistan stand in front of the US Capitol building with Inclusive Security’s Founder and Chair, Ambassador Swanee Hunt, after delivering their recommendations on countering violent extremism to members of Congress in April 2014. The women advocated for prioritizing the recruitment and retention of women in Pakistan’s police force, a provision now included in […]

Inclusive Security to US Congress: Women’s Inclusion Key to Combatting Violence Against Women

Posted by on June 25, 2014
Inclusive Security to US Congress: Women’s Inclusion Key to Combatting Violence Against Women

Inclusive Security’s Director Jacqueline O’Neill advised the US Senate yesterday to pursue two goals to reduce global violence against women: bring more women to the peace table to end conflicts, and recruit and promote more women as police and security officers. Invited by Committee Ranking Member Bob Corker (R-TN), O’Neill testified Tuesday before the Senate […]

POLICY BRIEF: The Role of Pakistani Policewomen in Countering Violent Extremism

POLICY BRIEF: The Role of Pakistani Policewomen in Countering Violent Extremism

Last week, the Pakistani Taliban and civilian government sat down for the first time to conduct face-to-face peace talks. These discussions—between a militant group that has claimed tens of thousands of lives and the political leaders who’ve thus far been unable to fully stem the violence—will have very real consequences for the men, women, and […]

The Women, Peace, and Security Act and the March Toward Inclusion

Posted by on January 22, 2014
The Women, Peace, and Security Act and the March Toward Inclusion

From this week’s Geneva II talks on Syria to the ongoing South Sudan peace negotiations, women continue to call on the US and the international community to play a greater role in advocating for their meaningful inclusion and participation in negotiations. While there is progress, much work remains. Last week, US Senators Barbara Boxer (D-CA) […]

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