The Latest Country to Adopt a Women, Peace, and Security Policy May Surprise You

Posted by on November 19, 2014
The Latest Country to Adopt a Women, Peace, and Security Policy May Surprise You

In Kabul last month, Afghan government officials sign a new policy to advance women’s inclusion in peacebuilding. As international troops end their decade-plus engagement in Afghanistan, the country’s government has taken a decisive step toward lasting security for its people. Last month, 21 deputy ministers and agency heads approved a new national action plan (NAP) […]

Celebrating Malala – and Women as Leaders for Peace

Posted by on October 10, 2014
Celebrating Malala – and Women as Leaders for Peace

Malala became a hero to the world when she stood up to extremists in Pakistan and claimed her right to education. She mobilized others around her country and all across South Asia to counter the forces of radicalization. We celebrate her Nobel Peace Prize as a symbol recognizing a young woman’s courage to stand up […]

An Open Thank You Letter to the US Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan

Posted by on May 10, 2012

The following is a letter I sent to the US Embassy in Islamabad this morning to thank them for sponsoring a US visit of 12 Pakistani women. Salaam from Kabul! I hope you all are well. I wanted to thank you for supporting the delegation of 12 Pakistani women for their exchange visit. Of course, […]