Introducing a New Training Curriculum: A Women’s Guide to Security Sector Reform

Posted by on June 30, 2017
Introducing a New Training Curriculum: A Women’s Guide to Security Sector Reform

By Megan Bastick and Nanako Tamaru Women play important roles in fostering inclusive and lasting security. As leaders in civil society, government, and security sector institutions, they understand the diverse needs of their communities and possess a wealth of knowledge on how to make their communities more secure. But how do they make their voices […]

Introducing the Advocacy for Inclusive Security Curriculum

Posted by on June 19, 2017
Introducing the <em>Advocacy for Inclusive Security Curriculum</em>

Inclusive Security has spent almost two decades championing women’s inclusion in some of the most difficult circumstances in the world. We have conducted hundreds of workshops and worked with women in dozens of countries to amplify their voices as critical actors in peace and security. With Advocacy for Inclusive Security, we are opening up our time-tested curriculum. […]

8 Rwandan Women Rising

Posted by on June 8, 2017
8 Rwandan Women Rising

Women saved Rwanda after genocide, creating a model for lasting security in countries worldwide. How they did it, and the difference they’ve made, holds lessons for the US and countries around the world. In the spring of 1994, the tiny African nation was ripped apart, leaving nearly a million dead. After the violence subsided, Rwanda’s […]

Four Ways ISIS Manipulates Gender Dynamics

Posted by on June 1, 2017
Four Ways ISIS Manipulates Gender Dynamics

The apparently ISIS-inspired attack, at a concert by Ariana Grande, whose fans are disproportionately young and female, has drawn heated argument about the roles gender and sexism play in terrorism. We want to move past the pundits to hear what terrorism scholars and impacted communities have to say. Today, Inclusive Security President Jacqueline O’Neill and […]

How Women Rescued Rwanda and Set a Global Example

Posted by on May 31, 2017
How Women Rescued Rwanda and Set a Global Example

The women of Rwanda are raising their voices. Rwandan Women Rising, a new book by Swanee Hunt, celebrates these women’s awe-inspiring achievements—and lets them explain in their own words how they changed their country and our world. These stories are ferocious yet ultimately courageous. The women do more than recall the horrors of the 1994 […]

Talking Policy: Swanee Hunt on Inclusive Security

Posted by on May 30, 2017
Talking Policy: Swanee Hunt on Inclusive Security

This article was originally published by World Policy Journal. In spring 1994, Rwanda was ripped apart by a genocide that left nearly a million dead. While news of the catastrophe reached all corners of the globe, the nation’s recovery and the key role of women are less often featured in the media. Swanee Hunt, former […]

VIDEO: The Moment That Changed Her Life

Posted by on March 21, 2017
VIDEO: The Moment That Changed Her Life

Stella Sabiiti was a university student in 1976—newly married, with a baby on the way—when soldiers of Ugandan dictator Idi Amin kidnapped her from her dorm room. They tortured her for hours, accusing her of crimes she had not committed. She thought she was going to die. But instead, she looked the soldiers in the […]

The Role of Women in Countering Boko Haram

The Role of Women in Countering Boko Haram

This article, by Women Waging Peace Network member Idayat Hassan, was originally published by Insight on Conflict. The Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP), popularly referred to as Boko Haram, has been waging a war against the Nigerian state for the past seven years. The insurgency has claimed over twenty thousand lives, displaced over […]

Imagining A Day Without Women Peacebuilders

Imagining A Day Without Women Peacebuilders

Picture this: It’s 2008 in Belfast. The Good Friday agreement was signed ten years ago, but—despite the months of thoughtful negotiation behind it—peace is falling apart. Catholics and Protestants still live in segregated neighborhoods. Young people go to school surrounded by students and teachers from the same backgrounds. Armed factions on both sides have refused […]

VIDEO: In Kenya, Only Women Saw the Fire Coming

Posted by on March 2, 2017
VIDEO: In Kenya, Only Women Saw the Fire Coming

Fatuma Abdulkadir Adan grew up in volatile northern Kenya, the daughter of parents from two warring tribes. In 2005, sixty people, including dozens of children, were massacred in her hometown of Marsabit. In this video, she relates how government leaders ignored women’s warnings about impending violence.

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