“There’s No Shortage of Real Women to Fill This Role”

Posted by on October 25, 2016
“There’s No Shortage of Real Women to Fill This Role”

Our Director of Research, Marie O’Reilly, spoke with Yasmeen Khan of talkRADIO about reaction to the UN’s appointment of Wonder Woman as an honorary ambassador for global women’s empowerment. Listen here:

The Real Impact of a Female President? More Women in Politics

The Real Impact of a Female President? More Women in Politics

This article was originally published by Public Radio International as part of its “Balance of Power” series. As the election between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump nears, the prospects have never been greater that the United States could join the 50 other democracies that have been led by a woman. So it’s timely to ask: […]

A National Security Blind Spot

Posted by on October 19, 2016
A National Security Blind Spot

This article, by Anne-Marie Slaughter and Elizabeth Weingarten, was originally published by Project Syndicate. Erin Saltman saw a disturbing trend. For months, the senior counter-extremism researcher at the Institute for Strategic Dialogue had obsessively tracked the profiles of more than 130 Western women who had joined the Islamic State (ISIS). Saltman and her team noticed […]

From Global Promise to National Action

From Global Promise to National Action

Evidence shows that women’s participation in peace and security processes is associated with more successful outcomes. International frameworks on this agenda—like UN Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325—have advanced accordingly, but the role of national initiatives is less understood. National action plans to implement UNSCR 1325 on women, peace, and security have tripled in the last […]

Colombia’s Inclusive Peace Deal is at Risk

Colombia’s Inclusive Peace Deal is at Risk

This article was originally published by the Council on Foreign Relations. When Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos awoke to news that he’d won the Nobel Peace Prize, he dedicated it to the millions of victims of Colombia’s fifty-two-year-long conflict. He chose also to share it with the many who work for peace. That includes Colombian […]

Here’s How Attention to Gender Affected Colombia’s Peace Process

Here’s How Attention to Gender Affected Colombia’s Peace Process

This article was originally published by The Washington Post. On Friday, October 7, 2016, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to negotiate and sign peace accords with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerillas, after 52 years of violent conflict. The award came just five days […]

After the Prize: Resources on Women and Peace in Colombia

Posted by on October 7, 2016
After the Prize: Resources on Women and Peace in Colombia

Today the Norwegian Nobel Committee bestowed the 2016 Peace Prize on Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, sending the ultimate signal of international encouragement. After 52 years of devastating conflict, Colombia needs it. Voters rejected the nation’s delicate peace accord last Sunday in a referendum. Yet expectations for peace persist. The Nobel committee especially cited “the […]

Spain Pushes New Global Network on Women, Peace, and Security

Posted by on October 5, 2016
Spain Pushes New Global Network on Women, Peace, and Security

More than 40 countries have joined a new international network designed to help governments, civil society groups, and regional organizations share best practices to advance women as central actors in building peace and security. Spain and five other nations hosted the inaugural event on September 23 during the annual opening week of the UN General […]

How Our Next President Can Improve Security

Posted by on September 29, 2016
How Our Next President Can Improve Security

Seventy-five percent of American voters rank foreign policy as one of the most important issues influencing their vote in the 2016 elections. That’s second only to terrorism (80 percent) and the economy (84 percent). It’s clear that citizens are concerned about America’s role in fostering global prosperity and stability. In the face of complex threats, […]

Getting to a Sustainable Ceasefire in Syria – What We Know

Posted by on September 16, 2016
Getting to a Sustainable Ceasefire in Syria – What We Know

Update: As of September 20, the cessation of hostilities agreement was broken, following an attack on a humanitarian aid convoy. Five and a half years into the Syrian civil war, the US and Russia have brokered the country’s second cessation of hostilities (CoH), temporarily stopping the bloodshed and allowing desperately needed humanitarian aid to enter […]

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