VIDEO – “Inclusive Security: Stop a War and Thwart the Next”

Posted by on January 23, 2017
VIDEO – “Inclusive Security: Stop a War and Thwart the Next”

From Colombia to Syria, women are at the frontlines of preventing conflict, negotiating ceasefires, and helping their countries rebuild after war. Defying death threats and armed groups, they are bringing much-needed security to their communities. For the 18th annual forum in this “Inclusive Security” series, senior government and civil society leaders described how they forge […]

What Are National Action Plans and Why Do They Matter?

Posted by on August 10, 2016
What Are National Action Plans and Why Do They Matter?

For peace to be sustainable, women must be fully engaged in building it. The power of inclusivity in peace processes is undeniable, yet norms about who prevents and resolves conflict or builds stability have been slow to change. Recognizing this, the UN Security Council adopted Resolution 1325 in 2000. Resolution 1325 didn’t call on governments […]

Why the Next US Administration Must Include Women and Civil Society in National Security

Why the Next US Administration Must Include Women and Civil Society in National Security

On May 20, Ambassador Swanee Hunt, Founder and Chair of Inclusive Security, and Wafa Bughaighis, senior Libyan government representative to the US and a member of Inclusive Security’s Women Waging Peace Network, welcomed participants at the first meeting of a new Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) roundtable series on “The Future of Security.” Co-hosted by […]

VIDEO: 7 Rules for Avoiding All-Male Panels

Posted by on May 30, 2016
VIDEO: 7 Rules for Avoiding All-Male Panels

Watch this video to learn how to prevent #manels.

Why Are We Settling?

Why Are We Settling?

Why do we settle for half of our potential? While political and military leaders often draw on just half of available talent, ISIS and Boko Haram do not make the same mistake. A new edition of PRISM, jointly produced by the National Defense University and The Institute for Inclusive Security, highlights the need for the […]

5 Questions with Swanee Hunt

Posted by on January 13, 2016
5 Questions with Swanee Hunt

This article originally appeared at IOP Now. Swanee Hunt is the Eleanor Roosevelt Lecurer in Public Policy and was the Founding Director of the Women and Public Policy Program at the Harvard Kennedy School. Ambassador Hunt is also the founder and chair of The Institute for Inclusive Security. From January 8-14, the Institute hosts its 17th […]

PHOTOS: Collaborative Approaches to Global Security

Posted by on October 22, 2015
PHOTOS: Collaborative Approaches to Global Security

From October 12-15, 2015—in association with the U.S. State Department—we hosted a series of events designed to foster new ideas about how to make peace inclusive. The week culminated in a multimedia event at the Newseum on October 15 featuring male and female government officials, military personnel, women peacebuilders, and other innovative thinkers from around […]

VIDEO: Collaborative Approaches to Global Security

Posted by on October 21, 2015
VIDEO: Collaborative Approaches to Global Security

Fifteen years ago, the UN Security Council passed a landmark resolution recognizing women’s vital roles in building peace and security. But inclusion isn’t just another box to check. Collaborating with women leaders allows those tackling violent conflict to excel at their mission and improves prospects for stability. The question is: “How can we do it […]

Syrian Women Still Fighting for Ceasefire in Zabadani

Posted by on September 17, 2015
Syrian Women Still Fighting for Ceasefire in Zabadani

We recently wrote about 470 brave Syrian women who risked their lives to publicly sign a statement demanding an end to the siege of their city, Zabadani. For the past few months, citizens of Zabadani have been relentlessly attacked with airstrikes and barrel bombs, unable to leave or to receive aid. New York Times columnist […]

Kenya’s National Action Plan: “To Involve Women is to Sustain Peace”

Posted by on August 27, 2015
Kenya’s National Action Plan: “To Involve Women is to Sustain Peace”

This article, by Vicky Karimi, was originally posted on the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security’s blog. Kenya is facing several peace and security challenges. Election-related violence has claimed many lives and displaced many more, cross-border clashes hit the country sporadically, and there has been a proliferation of small arms and light weapons. Further, […]

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