Show Me Your Budget: The President’s Foreign Aid Request and Women, Peace, and Security

Posted by on July 29, 2013

In the letter to Congress accompanying the State Dept.’s first budget request under his leadership, Sec. John Kerry quoted Vice President Joseph Biden: “Don’t tell me what you value. Show me your budget, and I’ll tell you what you value.” Inclusive Security celebrated the 2011 launch of the US National Action Plan on Women, Peace, […]

National Action Plan Kick-Starts Banner Year for Women, Peace, and Security

Posted by on January 28, 2013

This post is by Martha Engole and Travis Wheeler. Author’s note: On Wed., Jan. 30, 2013, Inclusive Security and its civil society partners will be participating in an event hosted by the US Institute of Peace to commemorate the first anniversary of the US National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security. This post looks […]

Women, Peace, and Security Act Introduced: Ensuring Women a Seat at the Table

Posted by on August 2, 2012

Yesterday, Reps. Russ Carnahan (D-MO) and Howard Berman (D-CA), as well as Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX), introduced the bicameral, bipartisan Women, Peace, and Security Act of 2012 (H.R. 6255 / S. 3477). According to its champions, the act would increase the role of women in conflict prevention and resolution and […]

Afghan Women’s Exclusion from the Chicago NATO Summit a Troubling Sign

Posted by on May 29, 2012

Earlier this month at the 2012 Chicago NATO Summit, the Afghan government’s delegation included only one Afghan woman, a member of President Hamid Karzai’s official entourage. Contrast this to the 2011 Bonn Conference where women made up almost a quarter of the Afghan government’s delegation and several participated in a civil society forum tied to […]

US Lawmakers Call for NATO Chicago Discussions to Focus on Afghan Women

Posted by on May 18, 2012

When President Barack Obama addressed the American public from Bagram Airbase in Afghanistan earlier this month, he had a message for Afghans as well: “As you stand up, you will not stand alone.” As NATO heads of state and other world leaders make their way to the President’s hometown, US lawmakers, men and women from […]

Afghan Women See An Opportunity At Bonn

Posted by on April 19, 2012

Inclusive Security and Care’s Afghanistan division partnered with the Afghan Women’s Network to promote women’s inclusion in the Bonn Conference. The women of the network stand in front of the Afghan Women Solidarity Wall, an initiative organized by Channel 16 and partners. This post was originally published on The Huffington Post. On December 5, the […]

Afghan Women See an Opportunity at Bonn

Posted by on December 2, 2011
Afghan Women See an Opportunity at Bonn

This article was originally published by Huffington Post. On December 5, the international community will gather with Afghan leaders in Bonn, Germany’s picturesque Cold War-era capital, for the latest stock-taking of Afghanistan. While some are tempering expectations for the second major conference in Bonn in ten years, Afghan women leaders see an opportunity — and […]