In Conflict Environments, Little Wins Make a Difference

Posted by on August 31, 2015
In Conflict Environments, Little Wins Make a Difference

This article was originally published by devex. From late 2001 to 2007, I was a frontline civilian — one of thousands of people serving in areas of instability, crisis and conflict in a non-military role. I served as the U.S. Department of State program manager for the Afghanistan National Police Program. It’s hard, quite frankly, […]

The Five Most Important Insights Hidden In This State Department Report

Posted by on April 10, 2015
The Five Most Important Insights Hidden In This State Department Report

In case you missed it, earlier this week, the US Department of State sent a powerful message: that investment in gender equality supports US foreign policy and national security. It publicly released an overview of key accomplishments and challenges encountered while implementing the US National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security throughout 2014. This […]

National Action Plan M&E Toolkit Launched at UN Global Review

Posted by on November 26, 2013

At the recent Global Review of UNSCR 1325, hosted by UN Women, I unveiled Resolution to Act’s newest resource: the National Action Plan (NAP) Monitoring and Evaluation Toolkit. Building on the efforts of UN Women and other key actors, the NAP Toolkit offers resources for stakeholders to evaluate NAP progress—and, more importantly, impact. Users can […]

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The Danger of the “Women’s Issues” Label

Posted by on September 27, 2013
The Danger of the “Women’s Issues” Label

In between assessing the progress of Bosnia’s National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security and developing a toolkit for NAP monitoring and evaluation, Angelic Young, Senior Coordinator of Resolution to Act, found the time to pen an insightful piece for PolicyMic on why so-called “women’s issues” are actually human issues. The frequent framing of […]

Inclusive Security Launches Resolution to Act

Posted by on March 22, 2013

The Resolution to Act Launch Event was held in Washington, DC, on March 13, 2012. For the full set of photos from the event, click here. Last week, Amb. Swanee Hunt and the Institute for Inclusive Security introduced Resolution to Act, our strategy for translating the powerful vision of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 into […]

What’s Missing from the US National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security?

Posted by on April 23, 2012
What’s Missing from the US National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security?

The US administration made major headway in the area of women, peace, and security with the announcement of the National Action Plan in December 2011. But the NAP lacks a practical element it needs to be sustainable and successful. The administration is now creating implementation plans to accompany the NAP, but there’s a lot of […]