The Role of Women in Countering Boko Haram

The Role of Women in Countering Boko Haram

This article, by Women Waging Peace Network member Idayat Hassan, was originally published by Insight on Conflict. The Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP), popularly referred to as Boko Haram, has been waging a war against the Nigerian state for the past seven years. The insurgency has claimed over twenty thousand lives, displaced over […]

VIDEO: Muslim and Christian Women Band Together to End Killings in Nigeria

Posted by on March 2, 2017
VIDEO: Muslim and Christian Women Band Together to End Killings in Nigeria

In response to a massacre of more than 500 women and children three miles from her home in central Nigeria, Pastor Esther Ibanga organized a march of Christian women for peace. The killing continued. So she reached out to a female Muslim leader, knowing that joint activity would be more powerful. In this video, she […]

Women as Symbols and Swords in Boko Haram’s Terror

Posted by Mia Bloom and Hilary Matfess on March 16, 2016
Women as Symbols and Swords in Boko Haram’s Terror

This article is from the “Women, peace, and inclusive security” edition of PRISM—a top defense and security studies journal—which was co-produced by Inclusive Security and the National Defense University. Read the full issue. In June 2014, a middle-aged woman riding a motorcycle approached the military barracks in the North Eastern Nigerian city of Gombe. While […]

Collaborative Approaches to Global Security: Closing

Posted by on October 27, 2015

Real change requires shifting how we think about security. We want the world to look different in 20 years. The need is real, the time is now. Featuring Kholoud Waleed (pseudonym), underground Syrian journalist, and Esther Ibanga, Nigerian pastor.

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