The Women, Peace, and Security Act: A Rare Milestone

Posted by on March 6, 2018
The Women, Peace, and Security Act: A Rare Milestone

With International Women’s Day approaching on March 8th, it’s fitting to take note of one of the few hopeful moments in American politics this past year: The enactment of the Women, Peace and Security Act of 2017 was a quiet bipartisan landmark, the culmination of more than two decades of relentless advocacy to involve women in decisions […]

Women Write Better Constitutions

Posted by on February 23, 2018
Women Write Better Constitutions

Even as fighting rages in Eastern Ghouta, Syrians on different sides of the conflict are trying to come together to write a new constitution. The vast majority of those involved in these negotiations are men. But fresh research tells us why their chances of success will be far greater if the drafting process includes Syria’s […]

Why Women Need a Seat at the Table to Make Peace Last

Posted by on February 23, 2018
Why Women Need a Seat at the Table to Make Peace Last

In the years after Rwanda’s genocide, how did women come to make up a large portion of the nation’s parliament? Author and activist Swanee Hunt says their women’s movement grew out of necessity. Hunt, a former ambassador and founding director of the Women and Public Policy Program at Harvard’s Kennedy School, gives her Brief but […]

Event Video: Rwandan Women Rising at the Library of Congress

Posted by on December 12, 2017
Event Video: Rwandan Women Rising at the Library of Congress

Our Founder and Chair, Ambassador Swanee Hunt, and Rwandan Ambassador Mathilde Mukantabana discussed Hunt’s book Rwandan Women Rising, the story of how the women of the tiny African nation led that country’s rebirth after the horrific 1994 genocide that left nearly a million dead. Click here to watch the video

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 […]

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