Five Strategies for Increasing Women’s Influence in Constitution Making

Posted by on April 26, 2018
Five Strategies for Increasing Women’s Influence in Constitution Making

By Nanako Tamaru Women’s participation in peace and security processes is vital for lasting peace. This message has been echoed again and again by the international community and expressed through UN Security Council Resolutions, the Sustainable Development Goals, and countless other declarations and strategic plans. Yet, despite this global consensus, women have remained marginalized in […]

Event Video: Women in Constitution-Making

Posted by on April 12, 2018
Event Video: Women in Constitution-Making

Women’s participation in drafting constitutions leads to more equitable legal frameworks and socially inclusive reforms, laying the groundwork for sustainable peace. Yet new research from Inclusive Security reveals that while 75 conflict-affected countries oversaw significant reform processes between 1995-2015, only one in five constitutional drafters in these environments have been women. As actors from Syria, […]

Samantha Power and Swanee Hunt at the Harvard Carr Center

Posted by on March 19, 2018
Samantha Power and Swanee Hunt at the Harvard Carr Center

US Ambassador to the UN, Samantha Power; Eleanor Roosevelt Lecturer of Pubic Policy at Harvard Kennedy School, Ambassador Swanee Hunt; and Chantal Kayitesi, genocide survivor and co-founder of AVEGA AGAHOZO Rwandan widows’ advocacy organization; come together to discuss Ambassdador Hunt’s new book, Rwandan Women Rising.

Women Rising, Here and Abroad: Harvard Lowell Lecture 2018

Posted by on March 19, 2018
Women Rising, Here and Abroad: Harvard Lowell Lecture 2018

For the annual Lowell Lecture on March 7, 2018, Ambassador Swanee Hunt shared the story of how Rwandan women came together to help rescue their country after the 1994 genocide. Survivor and women’s organization leader Chantal Kayitesi joined Ambassador Hunt in discussing Rwanda’s lessons for other nations, including the United States.

Why Women Need a Seat at the Table to Make Peace Last

Posted by on February 23, 2018
Why Women Need a Seat at the Table to Make Peace Last

In the years after Rwanda’s genocide, how did women come to make up a large portion of the nation’s parliament? Author and activist Swanee Hunt says their women’s movement grew out of necessity. Hunt, a former ambassador and founding director of the Women and Public Policy Program at Harvard’s Kennedy School, gives her Brief but […]

Event Video: Rwandan Women Rising at the Library of Congress

Posted by on December 12, 2017
Event Video: Rwandan Women Rising at the Library of Congress

Our Founder and Chair, Ambassador Swanee Hunt, and Rwandan Ambassador Mathilde Mukantabana discussed Hunt’s book Rwandan Women Rising, the story of how the women of the tiny African nation led that country’s rebirth after the horrific 1994 genocide that left nearly a million dead. Click here to watch the video

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 […]

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