Congratulations to Michelle Bekkering on Her Appointment as First USAID Deputy Assistant Administrator for Women’s Empowerment

Posted by on June 15, 2017
Congratulations to Michelle Bekkering on Her Appointment as First USAID Deputy Assistant Administrator for Women’s Empowerment

This statement is issued by coalition co-chairs Nora O’Connell, Associate Vice President for Public Policy & Advocacy, Save the Children, and Kristin Wells, Senior Director of Government Relations, CARE USA. The Big Ideas for Women and Girls Coalition applauds the appointment of Michelle Bekkering as the first Deputy Assistant Administrator for Women’s Empowerment in the […]

In Bosnia, Who Picked Up the Pieces?

Posted by on October 15, 2015

The world said “never again,” but watched as Bosnia fell apart. A policy failure, rooted in disconnect between those at the table and those living at the heart of the violence. This video premiered at Collaborative Approaches to Global Security on October 15. Find out more: Watch the full event video View photos  Read the event […]

A Whirlwind Week With 12 Women Peacebuilders from Pakistan

Posted by on May 2, 2012

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12 Influential Pakistani Women Leaders You Should Know

12 Influential Pakistani Women Leaders You Should Know

This article was originally published by Huffington Post. As the weather warms and tourists descend on the nation’s capital, 12 Pakistani women will be among the thousands of visitors in DC this week. But they aren’t here to see the cherry blossoms or tour the White House. They’re here to meet with US policymakers to […]

10 Myths that Prevent Women’s Participation in Peace and Security

Posted by on April 17, 2012

Myth #1: There isn’t evidence that including women makes a difference. Quite the opposite. Research shows that inclusive processes are more credible to the public and have a higher success rate. There is also empirical evidence of women‘s contributions to improving peace negotiations, sustaining ceasefires, disarming and reintegrating fighters, and improving governance and justice. The […]