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 […]

9 Women Forging a More Peaceful World

Posted by on February 2, 2017
9 Women Forging a More Peaceful World

With global conflict on the rise and record numbers of refugees fleeing violence in their communities, the world can seem more dangerous than ever. Yet there are countless rays of hope. The nine women below—who recently attended Inclusive Security’s annual colloquium—are just a few examples of those risking their lives and livelihoods to forge a […]

How Our Next President Can Improve Security

Posted by on September 29, 2016
How Our Next President Can Improve Security

Seventy-five percent of American voters rank foreign policy as one of the most important issues influencing their vote in the 2016 elections. That’s second only to terrorism (80 percent) and the economy (84 percent). It’s clear that citizens are concerned about America’s role in fostering global prosperity and stability. In the face of complex threats, […]

VIDEO: It’s Not About the Number of Women

VIDEO: It’s Not About the Number of Women

Nomfundo Walaza talks about how we should look beyond the number of women in decision making, focusing instead on their impact. She also shares her thoughts on the importance of a national action plan for South Africa.

“Imagine If the Minister Had Listened to Us.”

“Imagine If the Minister Had Listened to Us.”

Wazhma Frogh, Founder and Director of the Research Institute for Women, Peace, and Security, describes how Afghan women reported warning signs of violent extremism in their rural communities–and what happened when the government ignored them. This video is from “Collaborative Approaches to Global Security,” a multimedia event presented by Inclusive Security in association with the […]

INFOGRAPHIC: Women’s Inclusion in the Syria Peace Talks

Posted by on March 10, 2016
INFOGRAPHIC: Women’s Inclusion in the Syria Peace Talks

This piece was published by Syria Deeply. As the next round of negotiations commences in Geneva, Syrian women have more seats at the table and in prominent advisory bodies than ever before. Though numbers are only the first step toward meaningful inclusion, these women are poised to shape the future of their country. Here’s what […]

16 Women Who Are Standing Up to Violence

Posted by on February 11, 2016
16 Women Who Are Standing Up to Violence

This article was published by Public Radio International and syndicated by YES! Magazine and The Christian Science Monitor. Violence takes many forms. The pernicious abuses behind closed doors, hidden by family members in the name of honor. Structural and economic violence that disadvantages particular groups, condemning them to lifelong marginalization and insecurity. The encompassing devastation […]

VIDEO – “Inclusive Security: Standing Up To Violence”

Posted by on January 20, 2016
VIDEO – “Inclusive Security: Standing Up To Violence”

Every four hours… That’s how often a woman is killed in Mexico. 1.7 million… The number of people displaced by violence in South Sudan. 68… Years that the world’s longest-running civil war—in Myanmar—has been raging. These are just numbers. Staggering, but faceless. Behind them are countless stories of those who have suffered from violence—and those […]

Did You Know…

Posted by on November 4, 2015
Did You Know…

Traditional approaches to ending war are falling short. Too many countries secure peace only to swiftly relapse into violence. Fortunately, a range of recent research proves that inclusive approaches can change all that. Did you know? When women’s groups exert a strong influence over a peace process, an agreement is almost always reached. With only […]

7 Takeaways from Collaborative Approaches to Global Security

Posted by on October 27, 2015
7 Takeaways from Collaborative Approaches to Global Security

Three ambassadors. Two generals. One president. And more than a dozen women peacebuilders from around the globe. These leaders, and many more, came together on October 15 at Collaborative Approaches to Global Security—presented by Inclusive Security in association with the U.S. Department of State. Together, our goal was to foster ideas about how to build […]

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