Harnessing the Power of Women in Peacemaking

Posted by on August 10, 2015
Harnessing the Power of Women in Peacemaking

This article was originally posted by UNDP. Peace processes that include women are 64 percent less likely to fail. And, when women and women’s groups are included at the negotiation table, peace agreements are more likely to be reached. These striking facts and others like it brought a dynamic set of women – and a few […]

More Than 35,000 People Rally Behind Nigerian Women to Bring Back Our Girls

Posted by on July 8, 2015
More Than 35,000 People Rally Behind Nigerian Women to Bring Back Our Girls

It’s been more than a year since 276 Nigerian schoolgirls were kidnapped by Boko Haram. While the world has long since looked away, Nigerian women have continued daily demonstrations, calling on the government to intensify the search. We asked our supporters and friends to make sure these activists know they are not forgotten. Over 35,000 people […]

INFOGRAPHIC: Building A Better Peace Process In Afghanistan

Posted by on June 22, 2015
INFOGRAPHIC: Building A Better Peace Process In Afghanistan

Since President Hamid Karzai introduced it in June 2010, the Afghanistan Peace and Reintegration Program (APRP) has lighted the path toward reconciliation in the country. Unfortunately, the plan­—which expires at the end of 2015—has yielded few successes so far, leading the new government to reassess the APRP’s structure. An effective peace process is more critical […]

Investing In African Women In Times of Peace

Posted by on June 10, 2015
Investing In African Women In Times of Peace

Women often take on different social, political, and economic responsibilities during the upheaval of war. In some cases, after violence ends, they maintain these new roles and claim a larger space in public life. Take Rwanda, for example. In the 20 years after the genocide, women rose to positions of influence. The country currently ranks […]

Ambassador Swanee Hunt Honored for Her Contributions to Afghan Women

Posted by on June 8, 2015
Ambassador Swanee Hunt Honored for Her Contributions to Afghan Women

Ambassador Swanee Hunt, Founder and Chair of The Institute for Inclusive Security, was honored last week for her “trailblazing” contributions to Afghan women. Women for Afghan Women presented her with a Legacy Award at their 14th annual gala in New York City. “Swanee was with Afghan women long before many others in the international community, and […]

Reframing the Conversation: Inclusive Security

Posted by on June 4, 2015
Reframing the Conversation: Inclusive Security

This article, by Council on Foreign Relations Fellow for Women and Foreign Policy, Catherine Powell, was originally posted on the CFR blog. This fall marks both the fifteenth anniversary of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, peace, and securityand the twentieth anniversary of the Beijing Platform for Action: two momentous and pivotal moments for women and women’s […]

Gaining Ground: The Field of Inclusive Security

Posted by on June 1, 2015
Gaining Ground: The Field of Inclusive Security

The Institute for Inclusive Security’s founder and chair, Ambassador Swanee Hunt, recently spoke about the role of women in peacebuilding at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington. In the lead-up to the 15th anniversary of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 this October, Ambassador Hunt explained how the field of inclusive security has gained ground […]

Ambassador Swanee Hunt: 20 Years After Bosnian Peace Accords, Women Still Give Me Hope

Posted by on May 21, 2015
Ambassador Swanee Hunt: 20 Years After Bosnian Peace Accords, Women Still Give Me Hope

To mark the 20th anniversary of the Dayton Peace Accords—which ended the Bosnian war—The Institute for Inclusive Security’s Founder and Chair, Ambassador Swanee Hunt, moderated a discussion by senior diplomats reflecting on the international community’s responses to the conflict. As US envoy to Austria from 1993-1997, Ambassador Hunt hosted negotiations and international symposia focused on […]

Female Journalist Risks Prison—Or Worse—to Report on Syria’s Civil War

Posted by on May 8, 2015
Female Journalist Risks Prison—Or Worse—to Report on Syria’s Civil War

This month’s Elle magazine features a profile of one of our 2015 colloquium participants, a citizen journalist from Syria. As cofounder of the underground newspaper Enab Baladi, Kholoud Waleed (a pseudonym) reports on the horrors perpetrated by all sides of her country’s civil war. When three of the newspaper’s editors were killed and others detained, […]

VIDEO – What Matters Most: Measuring Plans for Inclusive Security

Posted by on April 7, 2015
VIDEO – What Matters Most: Measuring Plans for Inclusive Security

On April 2, the Network for Peacebuilding Evaluation and Peacebuilding Evaluation Consortium hosted a Thursday Talk with Zsuzsanna Lippai, Inclusive Security Monitoring and Evaluation Manager. She discussed the monitoring and evaluation guide, “What Matters Most: Measuring Plans for Inclusive Security.” 2015-04-02 10.30 Thursday Talk on the Network for Peacebuilding Evaluation on DME for Peace from DME for Peace […]

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