In Deeply Divided Israel, Jewish and Arab Women Build Case for Peace

In Deeply Divided Israel, Jewish and Arab Women Build Case for Peace

This article, by Naomi Darom, was originally published by The Christian Science Monitor. The 4,000 women gathered at the Qasr el Yahud baptism site in the Jordan River Valley to press for peace were a motley crew: old and young, Palestinian and Israeli, some raising their phones to film the crowd, others holding babies. Many […]

‘A Women’s Guide to Security Sector Reform’ Launches in Palestine

Posted by on July 3, 2014
‘A Women’s Guide to Security Sector Reform’ Launches in Palestine

Panelists for the Arabic launch of ‘A Women’s Guide to Security Sector Reform’ in Ramallah: (from left to right) Fatema Radayda, Ministry of Women’s Affairs; Fadi Touma, Geneva Centre for Democratic Control of Armed Forces; Lucy Nusseibeh, Institute of Modern Media; Kristin Williams, The Institute for Inclusive Security; and Lt. Col. Hala Bledi, Ministry of […]

The Old Boys Club and the Failure of Peacekeeping

The Old Boys Club and the Failure of Peacekeeping

Reuters This article was originally published by The Weekly Wonk and syndicated in TIME. Bill Clinton got the photo op handshake but, in the end, failed. So did Nobel Peace Prize winner Jimmy Carter. John Kerry joins a long list of men — Yasser Arafat, Yitzhak Rabin, Ehud Barak, George Mitchell — who have unsuccessfully […]

An Inclusive Peace Process for the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Posted by Alma Abdul-Hadi Jadallah, PhD, and Yasmina Mrabet with The Institute for Inclusive Security on February 1, 2012

The long-standing structure for negotiations within the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has involved a limited number of high-level officials. Civil society actors, who are often among the most committed to ending the con­flict, have thus been unable to share their perspectives on the core issues and help build societal support for the outcomes. Given the ongoing conflict […]

Palestinian Women’s Recommendations for Implementing UNSCRs 1325 and 1889

Posted by The Institute for Inclusive Security on February 1, 2012

In February 2012, Palestinian women government and civil society leaders met to review and update recommendations for implementing UNSCRs 1325 and 1889 in their country, which were first developed at a workshop convened by The Institute for Inclusive Security and MIFTAH in 2010. These recommendations are grounded in the group’s stated principle that Palestinian women […]

Palestinian-Israeli Women Lose a Voice for Peace

Palestinian-Israeli Women Lose a Voice for Peace

This article was originally published by Women’s eNews. A Palestinian-Israeli women’s group that had been pushing for a two-state solution for Israel and the occupied territories can’t offer any comment on the Palestinian Authority’s push for statehood recognition at the United Nations this week. That’s because the group, International Women’s Commission for a Just and […]

Gaining Proportional Representation

Posted by on September 1, 2011

In the Summer of 2011, Rima Nazzal spoke with the staff of the Institute for Inclusive Security about her influence in the process of gaining proportional representation for women in Palestinian Legislature.

For Mideast Peace, Talks Must Be Opened to Women

For Mideast Peace, Talks Must Be Opened to Women

This article, co-authored by Carla Koppell and Rebecca Miller, was originally published by Thomson Reuters Foundation. As the US relaunches Israeli-Palestinian talks, it sorely needs to reassess the negotiation process. Previous talks have suffered from lack of both transparency and inclusiveness. For most of the past 20 years, an extremely small group of high-level political […]

Women Take Lead Toward Mideast Peace

Women Take Lead Toward Mideast Peace

This article was originally published by Common Ground News Service. While it’s encouraging that two women—Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni—were key players in the Annapolis conference last week, the fact that women are central in the negotiations will only have an impact if the subsequent talks are structured to […]

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