What We’re Reading: New Research Edition

Posted by on August 13, 2013

There’s a growing amount of fascinating new research in the field of women, peace, and security. Here are some highlights from the last few months: “Gender and Peacebuilding” By Evelyn Thornton and Tobie Whitman in Integrated Peacebuilding: Innovative Approaches to Transforming Conflict Summary: A comprehensive (yet accessible and easy-to-read) chapter that provides an overview of […]

Pakistani Amn-o-Nisa Coalition Member Receives Prestigious Human Rights Defender Award

Posted by on February 6, 2013

To commemorate International Human Rights Day, Pakistani Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf presented Human Rights Defender awards in December 2012 to Dr. Tahira Baloch and 12 other activists who courageously promote human rights awareness and practices in their country. Foreign diplomats, parliamentarians, and civil society representatives attended the ceremony. Currently an Operations Officer with the […]

Georgetown Launches Women, Peace, and Security Research Repository

Posted by on December 19, 2012

Georgetown’s Institute for Women, Peace, and Security officially launched its online data repository, which seeks to be “the world’s premier online collection of resources [and] go-to place for policymakers, practitioners, thought-leaders, academics, and students seeking information on women, peace and security.” The repository already has more than 600 resources posted—including narratives and video interviews with […]

Women Key to Combating Extremism in Pakistan

Posted by on November 9, 2012

As a researcher at Inclusive Security, I’ve had the privilege of traveling to Pakistan four times since 2011 to support Amn-o-Nisa, a coalition of Pakistani women leaders who are mobilizing against extremism. During my time in-country over the past two years, I sat down with many of these courageous women who shared their personal, and, […]

Much to My Surprise, a Warm Welcome for Pakistani Women Moderating Extremism

Posted by on May 14, 2012

During the weeks I spent preparing to bring a delegation of 12 women from Pakistan to the US to talk about one of Washington’s hottest issues—extremism—I couldn’t help but be filled with a slight sense of dread. Let’s be frank; relations between the US and Pakistan are far from ideal. A Gallup survey done last year […]