Can Cellphones Stop Violence?

Posted by on February 17, 2017
Can Cellphones Stop Violence?

After Kenya’s contested presidential election erupted into ethnic violence in 2008, Alice Nderitu created the Uwiano Platform for Peace, a conflict prevention agency that encourages citizens to report warning signs of violence via their mobile phones. “In 2008, people had seen the violence coming,” she says, “but they didn’t know who to tell.” Uwiano focused […]

9 Women Forging a More Peaceful World

Posted by on February 2, 2017
9 Women Forging a More Peaceful World

With global conflict on the rise and record numbers of refugees fleeing violence in their communities, the world can seem more dangerous than ever. Yet there are countless rays of hope. The nine women below—who recently attended Inclusive Security’s annual colloquium—are just a few examples of those risking their lives and livelihoods to forge a […]

VIDEO – “Inclusive Security: Stop a War and Thwart the Next”

Posted by on January 23, 2017
VIDEO – “Inclusive Security: Stop a War and Thwart the Next”

From Colombia to Syria, women are at the frontlines of preventing conflict, negotiating ceasefires, and helping their countries rebuild after war. Defying death threats and armed groups, they are bringing much-needed security to their communities. For the 18th annual forum in this “Inclusive Security” series, senior government and civil society leaders described how they forge […]

VIDEO: The Role of Women in Global Stability

VIDEO: The Role of Women in Global Stability

This interview, by Vago Muradian, originally appeared on Defense & Aerospace Report.  Inclusive Security’s Director, Jacqueline O’Neill, discusses the role of women in global stability with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian at the “2016 Halifax International Security Forum” in Canada.

US House Passes Bipartisan Women, Peace, and Security Act

Posted by on November 15, 2016
US House Passes Bipartisan Women, Peace, and Security Act

The US House of Representatives took a giant bipartisan step toward involving women in peace and security by passing legislation to make inclusive security a core component of US foreign policy. The chamber today adopted the Women, Peace, and Security Act on a voice vote. The measure now moves to the Senate. During a Foreign […]

Inclusive Peace Needs All of Us

Posted by on November 15, 2016
Inclusive Peace Needs All of Us

That was a common sentiment among speakers at the Fourth Annual Sheikha Fatima Lecture at the United States Institute of Peace on Nov. 15 in Washington, on “The Role of Women in Promoting Peaceful and Inclusive Societies.” Sharing the stage with Swanee Hunt were former Ambassador Melanne Verveer and Lana Nusseibeh, the United Arab Emirates’ […]

In Deeply Divided Israel, Jewish and Arab Women Build Case for Peace

In Deeply Divided Israel, Jewish and Arab Women Build Case for Peace

This article, by Naomi Darom, was originally published by The Christian Science Monitor. The 4,000 women gathered at the Qasr el Yahud baptism site in the Jordan River Valley to press for peace were a motley crew: old and young, Palestinian and Israeli, some raising their phones to film the crowd, others holding babies. Many […]

Feminist Foreign Policies are Gaining Popularity, and Increasing the Peace

Posted by on October 27, 2016
Feminist Foreign Policies are Gaining Popularity, and Increasing the Peace

This article was originally published by Public Radio International as part of its “Balance of Power” series. Terrorists defying national borders, authoritarians clinging to power, increasing flows of desperate refugees: The next US president will inherit global challenges the standard foreign policy toolbox is ill-equipped to fix. The winner in November could respond by doubling […]

Close the Gap Between Internationally Set Policies and Local Realities for Women

Close the Gap Between Internationally Set Policies and Local Realities for Women

This was originally published by International Peace Institute. A year after the High-Level Review of the implementation of the landmark Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security, an IPI meeting took up the subject of National Action Plans (NAPs) and how they help turn policy into reality. Andrea Ó Súilleabháin, IPI Senior Policy […]

This Pakistani Police Officer is on the Leading Edge of a Trend That Could Lead to a More Peaceful World

Posted by on October 25, 2016
This Pakistani Police Officer is on the Leading Edge of a Trend That Could Lead to a More Peaceful World

This piece, by Carolyn Beeler and Christina Asquith, was originally published by Public Radio International as part of its “Balance of Power” series. The stench of diesel is in the air. Asima Naqvi is standing on the side of a noisy highway in Pakistan, one of the few women on the road. She wears a […]

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