16 Women Who Are Standing Up to Violence

Posted by on February 11, 2016
16 Women Who Are Standing Up to Violence

Violence takes many forms. The pernicious abuses behind closed doors, hidden by family members in the name of honor. Structural and economic violence that disadvantages particular groups, condemning them to lifelong marginalization and insecurity. The encompassing devastation wrought by war. Whatever the cause, cycles of violence require tenacity, courage, and understanding to break. The 16 […]

Want Peace in Syria? Put Women at the Negotiating Table

Posted by on February 3, 2016 |
Want Peace in Syria? Put Women at the Negotiating Table

Our Founder and Chair, Ambassador Swanee Hunt, and UK Ambassador to the UN Matthew Rycroft were diplomats in the Balkans 20 years ago, and watched as the failure to include women in peace negotiations contributed to a “divisive, paralyzing political settlement.” They argue in a new article for Defense One that policymakers must not repeat […]

VIDEO – “Inclusive Security: Standing Up To Violence”

Posted by on January 20, 2016
VIDEO – “Inclusive Security: Standing Up To Violence”

Every four hours… That’s how often a woman is killed in Mexico. 1.7 million… The number of people displaced by violence in South Sudan. 68… Years that the world’s longest-running civil war—in Myanmar—has been raging. These are just numbers. Staggering, but faceless. Behind them are countless stories of those who have suffered from violence—and those […]

5 Questions with Swanee Hunt

Posted by on January 13, 2016
5 Questions with Swanee Hunt

This article originally appeared at IOP Now. Swanee Hunt is the Eleanor Roosevelt Lecurer in Public Policy and was the Founding Director of the Women and Public Policy Program at the Harvard Kennedy School. Ambassador Hunt is also the founder and chair of The Institute for Inclusive Security. From January 8-14, the Institute hosts its 17th […]

Inclusive Security on Fareed Zakaria’s GPS

Posted by on January 5, 2016
Inclusive Security on Fareed Zakaria’s GPS

One of the world’s most prominent international affairs forums—Fareed Zakaria’s GPS on CNN—showcased the work of the Institute for Inclusive Security and the critical need to involve women as decision-makers to end conflict and sustain peace. Zakaria concluded his first show of 2016 on January 3 with an eight-minute segment featuring former US Ambassador Swanee […]

Why Women Are the Solution to Afghanistan’s Insecurity

Posted by on December 21, 2015 |
Why Women Are the Solution to Afghanistan’s Insecurity

Women in Afghanistan—as in communities around the world—recognize the warning signs of violent conflict. Ask an Afghan woman about ISIS’ presence in the country or about the Taliban’s growing strength and she’ll cite indicators of their pervasive influence: women banned from attending school in southern provinces, the Taliban kidnappings in Parwan province to the north, […]

A Look Back at Our Biggest Successes of 2015

Posted by on December 15, 2015
A Look Back at Our Biggest Successes of 2015

This Year We are honored to collaborate with courageous women in places like Syria, Afghanistan, Myanmar, and South Sudan, who are striving to bring peace to their societies. Thank you to all of our supporters—new and old—who enable us to push relentlessly for a more inclusive and peaceful world. You’ve helped us reach new heights […]

Did You Know…

Posted by on November 4, 2015
Did You Know…

Traditional approaches to ending war are falling short. Too many countries secure peace only to swiftly relapse into violence. Fortunately, a range of recent research proves that inclusive approaches can change all that. Did you know? When women’s groups exert a strong influence over a peace process, an agreement is almost always reached. With only […]

VIDEO: 20 Years Toward Inclusion

Posted by on October 29, 2015
VIDEO: 20 Years Toward Inclusion

Together, let’s celebrate 20 years of progress toward inclusive security—and commit to making women’s inclusion the norm, not the exception.   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 recap

As A Child, She Fled War in South Sudan—Now Rabecca Mathew Fights For Peace

Posted by on October 29, 2015 |
As A Child, She Fled War in South Sudan—Now Rabecca Mathew Fights For Peace

Rabecca Mathew was born into war. Her family fled violence in South Sudan when she was just two years old, to a refugee camp in Uganda. “I didn’t get to know what peace meant,” she says. “I didn’t get to live in my own country or have the normal development process that a child should […]

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