After her second son—a Sri Lankan military officer—went missing in action, Visaka Dharmadasa founded the Association of War Affected Women and Parents of Servicemen Missing in Action. As she puts it: “The war was at my doorstep.” In this video, she tells the story of how she and other women went to rebel territory for […]
Mossarat Qadeem saves not only individual lives; she saves families. Working directly with mothers of radicalized youths, and using her detailed knowledge of the Quran, she rescues young men—including potential suicide bombers—who are being exploited by extremists. In this video, she discusses her innovative approach.
This interview, by Vago Muradian, originally appeared on Defense & Aerospace Report. Inclusive Security’s Director, Jacqueline O’Neill, discusses the role of women in global stability with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian at the “2016 Halifax International Security Forum” in Canada.
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 […]
On May 20, Ambassador Swanee Hunt, Founder and Chair of Inclusive Security, and Wafa Bughaighis, senior Libyan government representative to the US and a member of Inclusive Security’s Women Waging Peace Network, welcomed participants at the first meeting of a new Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) roundtable series on “The Future of Security.” Co-hosted by […]
Ambassador Swanee Hunt recounts her conversation with a US general in 2003, who said of Iraq: “When we get the place secure, then we’ll be able to talk about women’s issues.” She counters that, in order to build security, we need to draw on 100% of our resources. This video is from the opening of […]
During her tenure as US Ambassador to Austria, Swanee Hunt helped organize the first commemoration of the Srebrenica massacre. In this video, she recalls “a turning point in my life”—when a Bosnian widow chose forgiveness over hatred. The woman’s words—”We are all mothers”—moved her to consider women’s powerful and underutilized role in creating peace. (Footage […]