Inclusive Ceasefires: Women, Gender, and a Sustainable End to Violence

Posted by Olivia Holt-Ivry, Allison Muehlenbeck, and Michelle Barsa on March 21, 2017
Inclusive Ceasefires: Women, Gender, and a Sustainable End to Violence

Photo: Gregor Fischer/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images Traditional approaches to ending wars—where armed groups meet behind closed doors to hammer out a truce—are falling short in the face of 21st century conflicts. Belligerents increasingly target civilians, and global displacement from conflict, violence, and persecution has reached the highest level ever recorded. States that emerge from war also persistently relapse; […]

South Sudan in Focus

South Sudan in Focus

This segment was originally published by Voice of America. At the United States of Women Summit, Inclusive Security’s Program Manager for South Sudan and Sudan, Kelly Case, spoke to Voice of America about why women’s participation is the key to making South Sudan’s peace process sustainable. Drawing on new research and historical examples, she explains […]

Inclusive Ceasefires: Women, Gender, and a Sustainable End to Violence

Posted by Michelle Barsa, Olivia Holt-Ivry, Allison Muehlenbeck on March 17, 2016
Inclusive Ceasefires: Women, Gender, and a Sustainable End to Violence

This paper was submitted to the International Studies Association’s 57th Annual Convention.  Traditional approaches to ending wars—where armed groups meet behind closed doors to hammer out a truce—are falling short in the face of 21st century conflicts. In 2014, the world experienced the highest battle-related death toll since the Cold War. Belligerents increasingly target civilians, and […]

Engendering Responses to Complex Emergencies: Lessons from South Sudan

Posted by Akinyi R. Walender on March 16, 2016
Engendering Responses to Complex Emergencies: Lessons from South Sudan

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. Like so many before it, the current crisis in South Sudan is a classic example of what humanitarians term a “complex emergency”—a […]

South Sudanese and Sudanese Women Advocate to Opposition Leaders, Government

South Sudanese and Sudanese Women Advocate to Opposition Leaders, Government

I recently joined fellow members of the Taskforce on the Engagement of Women in Sudan and South Sudan to meet with government officials, opposition leaders, international policymakers, and other advocacy groups to push for women’s inclusion in peace processes in both countries. This is the third year we have advocated to leaders at the African […]

Implementing a More Inclusive Peace Agreement in South Sudan

Posted by Kelly Case on January 13, 2016
Implementing a More Inclusive Peace Agreement in South Sudan

For in-depth chapter recommendations on how to implement an inclusive peace process see here. South Sudan has been in violent conflict for two years the brutality of which shocked the world. What started as a conflict between forces loyal to President Salva Kiir and those supporting former Vice President Riek Machar quickly devolved in a […]

As A Child, She Fled War in South Sudan—Now Rabecca Mathew Fights For Peace

Posted by on October 29, 2015
As A Child, She Fled War in South Sudan—Now Rabecca Mathew Fights For Peace

Rabecca Mathew was born into war. Her family fled violence in South Sudan when she was just two years old, to a refugee camp in Uganda. “I didn’t get to know what peace meant,” she says. “I didn’t get to live in my own country or have the normal development process that a child should […]

A More Inclusive Future for South Sudan

What happens when women leaders work with each other and a range of policymakers to address threats to peace and security? In South Sudan, this collaboration changes lives.

Without Inclusion, No Hope for Peace in South Sudan

Posted by on August 12, 2015
Without Inclusion, No Hope for Peace in South Sudan

This article was originally published by The Weekly Wonk. When warring parties agree to consider terms for peace, it’s usually a cause for optimism. But as South Sudan’s belligerents mull over a proposed compromise agreement in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, hope seems futile. The mediators have set August 17 as an urgent deadline for ending the […]

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