Peace and stability require all of us. That’s why, on October 15, we’re bringing together hundreds of innovative thinkers—men and women—to foster new ideas about how to build a more inclusive and secure world. More than 25 members of our global network of women peacebuilders will join policymakers and other influential leaders in Washington, DC, […]
Inclusive Security and U.S. Department of State Announce Forum for Innovative Approaches to Global Threats
This fall, we will mark 15 years since the UN Security Council passed a landmark resolution recognizing women’s vital roles in peace and security. Since then, the world has confronted unimagined challenges, from rising violent extremism to cybersecurity risks. These frontiers offer opportunities to innovate and apply hard-earned lessons. This is the moment to reflect, […]
President Obama travels this week to Kenya, where he and President Uhuru Kenyatta will discuss how to intensify our shared fight against terrorism and stabilize the region. As they debate these critical issues, they can learn a great deal from the ongoing efforts of Kenyan women to build a safer, more inclusive country. The 10 […]
This article was originally published by Global Post. Open your favorite fashion magazine these days and you may see an unfamiliar sight: women in uniform, holding automatic weapons. Strangely glam portraits of fierce female warriors have recently proliferated. To most, they seem novel, out of the ordinary. But the truth is that women have taken […]
This article was published by Public Radio International. What does bravery look like? What strength and character does it take to risk imprisonment, torture, and even death for the sake of a future you may not see? I know what it looks like. I’ve witnessed it in Syrians of all ages, religions, and ethnicities. I’ve […]
The United Nations has enacted 71 peacekeeping missions since 1948, when the first force was deployed to the Middle East. Over one million people have served as UN peacekeepers—or “Blue Helmets”—helping countries maintain security and rebuild after war.
How much do you know about the women who make up this international force for peace? Answer these 10 questions and find out!
This post originally appeared on the website of Georgetown University. Miriam Coronel Ferrer is a member of Inclusive Security’s Women Waging Peace Network. Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton was at Georgetown today to present the second of an annual award to individuals devoted to the cause of women, peace and security in […]
This press photo from the recent draft ceasefire agreement in Myanmar is striking. It looks familiar: two men in suits, shaking hands. Yet standing right behind them is a less familiar sight: two women, watching over the historic deal they helped make possible. What a world we’d live in if more photos looked like this. […]
The US National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security, passed by executive order in 2011, commits our government—from the president to his cabinet to missions around the world—to advancing women’s meaningful participation in peace and security processes. Progress in certain areas has been slow, but Congress can speed up implementation by supporting the Women, […]
This post was written by Zsuzsanna Lippai, Monitoring and Evaluation Manager, and Angelic Young, Senior Coordinator of National Action Plans. You may not realize it, but data runs your life. The feedback loop of information resulting from your actions constantly guides you, explicitly or not, to adapt future approaches. From interpersonal relationships—the way you interact […]