Strengthening Rule of Law Responses to Counter Violent Extremism

Posted by Global Center on Cooperative Security and The Institute for Inclusive Security on May 29, 2015

Violence and extremism in South Asia, including potential threats posed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), remain a concern for many regional and international observers. Three South Asian countries—Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India—are among those with the highest reported incidents of terrorism. Reports of foreign fighters from South Asia have prompted concerns […]

Engaging Women in Disarmament, Demobilization, and Reintegration (DDR): Insights for Colombia

Posted by Jacqueline O’Neill on March 31, 2015

As the Colombian government and the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC) negotiate terms to end more than a half century of violence, a crucial issue is the future of the FARC’s 8,000 combatants, close to 40% of whom are female. For a peace agreement to result in enduring stability, former combatants must be meaningfully […]

Joint Statement & Recommendations on Sudan and South Sudan Bilateral Gathering

Posted by Taskforce on the Engagement of Women in Sudan and South Sudan on February 9, 2015

The Taskforce on the Engagement of Women in Sudan and South Sudan drafted a joint statement during the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia January 22-31, 2015. They affirmed a common need to promote and advance collaboration amongst and between women in civil society and government, and across the two nations. While in Addis, Taskforce […]

Ensuring Inclusion in Sudan’s National Dialogue

Posted by Taskforce for the Engagement of Women in Sudan and South Sudan on November 15, 2014

In November 2014, Sudanese women wrote this position paper on how to ensure inclusion in Sudan’s National Dialogue. These recommendations were a direct response to a request from Thabo Mbeki, former president of South Africa and Chair of the African Union High Level Implementation Panel responsible for facilitating the process. The paper suggests specific structural […]

Recommendations for Reviewing and Revising National Action Plans on Women, Peace, and Security

Posted by The Institute for Inclusive Security on September 17, 2014

Since the adoption of UN Security Council Resolution 1325, dozens of countries have created national policies—often known as national action plans or NAPs—to solidify their commitment to women, peace, and security. As these states strive for effective, impactful implementation of these plans, many, including the US, are embarking on a process of evaluating the impact […]

Afghan Women’s Recommendations for the 2014 NATO Summit

Posted by Afghan Women's Network on September 4, 2014

Ahead of the 2014 NATO Summit, the Afghan Women’s Network (AWN) developed this document detailing how their government and the international community can ensure women’s rights and safety as NATO finishes its troop withdrawal. AWN consulted over 500 women in eight provinces to translate their concerns and priorities into these concrete recommendations, which address issues […]

Recommendations on Women’s Inclusion in the Afghan Peace Process

Posted by Afghan Women's Network on July 9, 2014

In April 2014, 21 members of the Afghan Women’s Network gathered to discuss how to advance women’s inclusion in the Afghanistan Peace and Reintegration Program. They returned to their provinces to consult women in their communities and provincial-level decision makers on the issue. In June, they reunited to create these recommendations for national and international […]

Recommendations for Reducing Violent Extremism and Terrorism in Pakistan

Posted by 2014 Pakistan Delegation on April 1, 2014

A delegation of four women from Pakistan traveled to Washington, DC, to deliver recommendations on reducing violent extremism and terrorism in Pakistan. Their recommendations aim to increase the recruitment, retention, and professionalization of women in Pakistan’s police forces; strengthen women’s inclusion in mechanisms setting Pakistan’s strategic priorities, such as the National Internal Security Policy (NISP), […]

Countering Terrorism and Violent Extremism in Pakistan: Why Policewomen Must Have a Role

Posted by Allison Peters on March 28, 2014

Pakistan’s law enforcement agencies struggle to combat militant violence that contributes to political, economic, and social instability. To improve the operational effectiveness of Pakistani forces, the government of Pakistan and international donors must prioritize the recruitment, retention, and professionalization of women in the police. This policy brief summarizes research conducted in Pakistan in October 2013 […]

Taskforce for the Engagement of Women in Sudan and South Sudan: Statement and Recommendations

Posted by Taskforce for the Engagement of Women in Sudan and South Sudan on February 19, 2014

In late January 2014, 20 peacebuilders from Sudan and South Sudan (one man and 19 women), convened in Addis Ababa to discuss the ongoing conflicts in Sudan and South Sudan. These recommendations address gaps and/or deficiencies in the previously negotiated Cessation of Hostilities between South Sudan and opposition forces, the humanitarian response, and the peace […]

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