5 Questions with Swanee Hunt

Posted by on January 13, 2016
5 Questions with Swanee Hunt

This article originally appeared at IOP Now. Swanee Hunt is the Eleanor Roosevelt Lecurer in Public Policy and was the Founding Director of the Women and Public Policy Program at the Harvard Kennedy School. Ambassador Hunt is also the founder and chair of The Institute for Inclusive Security. From January 8-14, the Institute hosts its 17th […]

Inclusive Security on Fareed Zakaria’s GPS

Posted by on January 5, 2016
Inclusive Security on Fareed Zakaria’s GPS

One of the world’s most prominent international affairs forums—Fareed Zakaria’s GPS on CNN—showcased the work of the Institute for Inclusive Security and the critical need to involve women as decision-makers to end conflict and sustain peace. Zakaria concluded his first show of 2016 on January 3 with an eight-minute segment featuring former US Ambassador Swanee […]

Why Women Are the Solution to Afghanistan’s Insecurity

Posted by on December 21, 2015 |
Why Women Are the Solution to Afghanistan’s Insecurity

Women in Afghanistan—as in communities around the world—recognize the warning signs of violent conflict. Ask an Afghan woman about ISIS’ presence in the country or about the Taliban’s growing strength and she’ll cite indicators of their pervasive influence: women banned from attending school in southern provinces, the Taliban kidnappings in Parwan province to the north, […]

A Look Back at Our Biggest Successes of 2015

Posted by on December 15, 2015
A Look Back at Our Biggest Successes of 2015

This Year We are honored to collaborate with courageous women in places like Syria, Afghanistan, Myanmar, and South Sudan, who are striving to bring peace to their societies. Thank you to all of our supporters—new and old—who enable us to push relentlessly for a more inclusive and peaceful world. You’ve helped us reach new heights […]

Did You Know…

Posted by on November 4, 2015
Did You Know…

Traditional approaches to ending war are falling short. Too many countries secure peace only to swiftly relapse into violence. Fortunately, a range of recent research proves that inclusive approaches can change all that. Did you know? When women’s groups exert a strong influence over a peace process, an agreement is almost always reached. With only […]

7 Takeaways from Collaborative Approaches to Global Security

Posted by on October 27, 2015
7 Takeaways from Collaborative Approaches to Global Security

Three ambassadors. Two generals. One president. And more than a dozen women peacebuilders from around the globe. These leaders, and many more, came together on October 15 at Collaborative Approaches to Global Security—presented by Inclusive Security in association with the U.S. Department of State. Together, our goal was to foster ideas about how to build […]

‘Once and For All’: Women Are Essential to Global Stability

Posted by on October 26, 2015
‘Once and For All’: Women Are Essential to Global Stability

This article originally appeared in Global Post. Fall 1995. First Lady Hillary Clinton shrugged off objections from United Nations-bashers, congressional Republicans, and State Department officials nervous about relations with China. As honorary chair of the US delegation, she insisted on addressing the UN’s Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing. As backdrop to the controversy, […]

Women Are On Front Lines Of Every Battle Zone, But Not In The Way You Think

Posted by on October 20, 2015
Women Are On Front Lines Of Every Battle Zone, But Not In The Way You Think

This article originally appeared on Defense One. In April 2011, a crowd of 2,000 women and children blocked a highway in northwestern Syria to demand that government officials release hundreds of men who had been rounded up in neighboring villages. The protest succeeded and the men came home. Through four years of horrendous civil war, […]

In Conflict Environments, Little Wins Make a Difference

Posted by on August 31, 2015 |
In Conflict Environments, Little Wins Make a Difference

This article was originally posted by devex. From late 2001 to 2007, I was a frontline civilian — one of thousands of people serving in areas of instability, crisis and conflict in a non-military role. I served as the U.S. Department of State program manager for the Afghanistan National Police Program. It’s hard, quite frankly, […]

Without Inclusion, No Hope for Peace in South Sudan

Posted by on August 12, 2015 |
Without Inclusion, No Hope for Peace in South Sudan

This article originally appeared in The Weekly Wonk. When warring parties agree to consider terms for peace, it’s usually a cause for optimism. But as South Sudan’s belligerents mull over a proposed compromise agreement in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, hope seems futile. The mediators have set August 17 as an urgent deadline for ending the conflict. […]

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