How to Include Women in the Peace and Security Agenda

Posted by on November 28, 2017
How to Include Women in the Peace and Security Agenda

Inclusive Security has released a guide to implementing U.N. Security Council Resolution 1325 through national action plans. Miki Jacevic and Olivia Holt-Ivry explain what they learned through the process. It has been 15 years since the United Nations began urging countries to adopt plans of action to apply Security Council Resolution 1325. Adopted in 2000, the resolution was a […]

This Veteran’s Day, Celebrate the Women Who’ve Served

Posted by on November 10, 2017
This Veteran’s Day, Celebrate the Women Who’ve Served

Veteran’s Day is a time to give our thanks to current and former members of the US armed forces. That includes women, who joined up in disguise during the American Revolution and today serve openly in every branch. Join us in celebrating all they’ve achieved. In America’s early days, women defied expectations to serve their […]

QUIZ: How Much Do You Know About Women’s Representation in the US?

QUIZ: How Much Do You Know About Women’s Representation in the US?

The struggle for women’s equal representation in the US has been a long one. From the first female presidential candidate in 1872 to the lifting of the combat ban for women in 2013, there have been persistent barriers—and persistent women fighting to overcome them. How much do you know about the current state of women’s representation in US politics, business, and more? Take our quiz to find out!

Why Women Are More Likely Than Men to Die in Natural Disasters

Posted by on October 12, 2017
Why Women Are More Likely Than Men to Die in Natural Disasters

Hurricanes Maria, Irma, and Harvey have devastated Puerto Rico and other parts of the Caribbean as well as the southern United States in recent weeks. But none will be the great social leveler that catastrophic storms are often thought to be. If international experience is a guide, this extreme weather will cause greater suffering for […]

Nine Things You Need to Know About the Women, Peace, and Security Act

Posted by on October 12, 2017
Nine Things You Need to Know About the Women, Peace, and Security Act

The United States government has taken an enormous step toward involving women as decision-makers on matters of war and peace. In recent months, both chambers of the US Congress approved the Women, Peace, and Security Act of 2017. President Trump signed it into law on Oct. 6. With this action, the federal government has made […]

What One Rwandan Political Leader Learned from Listening to the Grassroots

Posted by on October 11, 2017
What One Rwandan Political Leader Learned from Listening to the Grassroots

The following text was excerpted from Ambassador Hunt’s latest book, Rwandan Women Rising. Aloisea Inyumba was twenty-nine when, right after the Rwandan genocide, she took the helm of the Ministry of Women and Family Promotion, as it was known under the emerging government in 1994. Her reputation for honesty and frugality as she handled the […]

This Rwandan Woman’s Journey to Elected Office Began in the US

Posted by on October 11, 2017
This Rwandan Woman’s Journey to Elected Office Began in the US

The following text was excerpted from Ambassador Hunt’s latest book, Rwandan Women Rising. Seeing Jeanne d’Arc Gakuba, Vice President of Rwanda’s Senate, seated on the wooden-paneled dais beside the legislature’s other leadership, it’s hard to imagine that her journey to elected office started 7,000 miles away, in the United States. In 2000, she was selected […]

How One Woman Walked Into the Forest and Helped Reconcile Her Country

Posted by on October 11, 2017
How One Woman Walked Into the Forest and Helped Reconcile Her Country

The following is an edited excerpt from Rwandan Women Rising by our founder Swanee Hunt. Buy it here. “From the time I left the camp until 2003, I wasn’t even sure if he was still alive. I lived like a widow,” Anne Marie Musabyemungu says of her husband. She was working for the Rwandan social […]

HUGE News: The Women, Peace, and Security Act of 2017 is Now Law!

Posted by on October 11, 2017
HUGE News: The Women, Peace, and Security Act of 2017 is Now Law!

Now, the United States is required to increase and strengthen women’s participation in peace negotiations and conflict prevention. This is vital because, as the evidence shows, when women are at the table, enduring peace is more likely. This BIPARTISAN legislation was championed by many members of Congress. Will you join us in thanking them for leading […]

Americans Can Learn From the Struggles and Wins of Rwandan Women

Posted by on October 5, 2017
Americans Can Learn From the Struggles and Wins of Rwandan Women

If the hand-wringing of pundits has left you in despair that this country is beyond healing, learn from the women of Rwanda. Most people rightly recall that small nation in East Africa as the site of a 1994 genocide of unspeakable brutality, in which as many as one million (mostly Tutsi) died in a span […]

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