The Women, Peace, and Security Act—which will enhance global security by strengthening women’s participation in peace negotiations and conflict prevention—is now on the brink of becoming law! For five years, we’ve worked with some incredible people to raise awareness about the issue, advocate for legislation, and see it passed through both houses of Congress. One of those people is Allison Peters, our former […]
This week, Listen, Ladies podcast interviewed Mariam Jalabi. A businesswoman turned peace activist, Ms. Jalabi is Director of the Syrian National Coalition’s office at the United Nations in New York, the largest political opposition group of the Syrian Revolution. In the interview they discuss the current landscape of the crisis in Syria and the advocacy movement working […]
Leymah Gbowee: How do you justify leaving 50% of the world’s population out of crucial issues and expect to make gains?
Leymah Gbowee, a 2011 Nobel Peace Prize recipient who led a peace movement that brought an end to the second Liberian civil war in 2003, delivered the keynote address at the 5th annual Women, Peace and Security Conference at the U.S. Naval War College earlier this month. Here’s a clip of her incredible speech.
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
Congratulations to Michelle Bekkering on Her Appointment as First USAID Deputy Assistant Administrator for Women’s Empowerment
This statement is issued by coalition co-chairs Nora O’Connell, Associate Vice President for Public Policy & Advocacy, Save the Children, and Kristin Wells, Senior Director of Government Relations, CARE USA. The Big Ideas for Women and Girls Coalition applauds the appointment of Michelle Bekkering as the first Deputy Assistant Administrator for Women’s Empowerment in the […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]