This Pakistani Police Officer is on the Leading Edge of a Trend That Could Lead to a More Peaceful World

Posted by on October 25, 2016
This Pakistani Police Officer is on the Leading Edge of a Trend That Could Lead to a More Peaceful World

This piece, by Carolyn Beeler and Christina Asquith, was originally published by Public Radio International as part of its “Balance of Power” series. The stench of diesel is in the air. Asima Naqvi is standing on the side of a noisy highway in Pakistan, one of the few women on the road. She wears a […]

Recommendations for Countering Terrorism and Violent Extremism in Pakistan

Posted by Pakistan Workshop Participants on August 18, 2016
Recommendations for Countering Terrorism and Violent Extremism in Pakistan

Over the course of 18 months, Inclusive Security facilitated a series of workshops with 20 Pakistani policewomen, civil society leaders, and parliamentarians to advance women’s inclusion in the country’s efforts to counter violent extremism. In July 2016, this multi-sectoral group of women leaders developed policy recommendations for relevant international and national stakeholders focused on achieving […]

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 […]

Fear and Hope in Peshawar

Fear and Hope in Peshawar

This article, by Network member Bushra Hyder, originally appeared in The Weekly Wonk. Peshawar is my city. If you try to imagine what it’s like there, peace is probably the last thing you’d think of. Peshawar, Pakistan, which borders Afghanistan, is one of the most dangerous and unstable regions in the world. It’s where, late […]

Celebrating Malala – and Women as Leaders for Peace

Posted by on October 10, 2014
Celebrating Malala – and Women as Leaders for Peace

Malala became a hero to the world when she stood up to extremists in Pakistan and claimed her right to education. She mobilized others around her country and all across South Asia to counter the forces of radicalization. We celebrate her Nobel Peace Prize as a symbol recognizing a young woman’s courage to stand up […]

Why Pakistan Needs a Few More Good Women

Why Pakistan Needs a Few More Good Women

Inclusive Security Action’s Allison Peters writes in Foreign Policy, “Greater female representation in the police force would not only ensure that the Pakistani government can combat internal threats, but it also would encourage more-effective spending of international assistance.” In a new Foreign Policy article, Inclusive Security Action’s Allison Peters and our Women Waging Peace Network […]

Congress Takes Action for Women in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Syria

Posted by on July 31, 2014
Congress Takes Action for Women in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Syria

Delegates from Pakistan stand in front of the US Capitol building with Inclusive Security’s Founder and Chair, Ambassador Swanee Hunt, after delivering their recommendations on countering violent extremism to members of Congress in April 2014. The women advocated for prioritizing the recruitment and retention of women in Pakistan’s police force, a provision now included in […]

VIDEO: Bushra Hyder on Women Moderating Extremism in Pakistan

VIDEO: Bushra Hyder on Women Moderating Extremism in Pakistan

Living in Pakistan’s most remote and volatile region along the border of Afghanistan—Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK)—Bushra Hyder has experienced first-hand the effects of increasing extremist violence in her homeland. In the midst of this, she has led initiatives to help victims recover from trauma, promote moderation of radical ideologies, and teach values of peace to the […]

Countering Violent Extremism in Pakistan: Why Women Must Have a Role

Countering Violent Extremism in Pakistan: Why Women Must Have a Role

This blog post originally appeared on the Atlantic Council website. “The greatest predictor of security and stability in a country is actually not wealth and it’s not the level of democracy. It is how well the women are treated,” said The Hon. Swanee Hunt at a panel hosted the by the Atlantic Council’s South Asia […]

Pakistan’s Women Are Helping Identify and Counter Extremism

Pakistan’s Women Are Helping Identify and Counter Extremism

This article was originally published by The Daily Beast. As Mossarat Qadeem tells the story, the big clue came from a simple source: a young woman who noticed her brother spending time with strangers. It was about one year ago in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, formerly called the North-West Frontier province, when the 25-year-old woman […]

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