This Veteran’s Day, Celebrate the Women Who’ve Served

Posted by on November 10, 2017
This Veteran’s Day, Celebrate the Women Who’ve Served

Veteran’s Day is a time to give our thanks to current and former members of the US armed forces. That includes women, who joined up in disguise during the American Revolution and today serve openly in every branch. Join us in celebrating all they’ve achieved. In America’s early days, women defied expectations to serve their […]

QUIZ: How Much Do You Know About Women’s Representation in the US?

QUIZ: How Much Do You Know About Women’s Representation in the US?

The struggle for women’s equal representation in the US has been a long one. From the first female presidential candidate in 1872 to the lifting of the combat ban for women in 2013, there have been persistent barriers—and persistent women fighting to overcome them. How much do you know about the current state of women’s representation in US politics, business, and more? Take our quiz to find out!

Why Women Are More Likely Than Men to Die in Natural Disasters

Posted by on October 12, 2017
Why Women Are More Likely Than Men to Die in Natural Disasters

Hurricanes Maria, Irma, and Harvey have devastated Puerto Rico and other parts of the Caribbean as well as the southern United States in recent weeks. But none will be the great social leveler that catastrophic storms are often thought to be. If international experience is a guide, this extreme weather will cause greater suffering for […]

Nine Things You Need to Know About the Women, Peace, and Security Act

Posted by on October 12, 2017
Nine Things You Need to Know About the Women, Peace, and Security Act

The United States government has taken an enormous step toward involving women as decision-makers on matters of war and peace. In recent months, both chambers of the US Congress approved the Women, Peace, and Security Act of 2017. President Trump signed it into law on Oct. 6. With this action, the federal government has made […]

HUGE News: The Women, Peace, and Security Act of 2017 is Now Law!

Posted by on October 11, 2017
HUGE News: The Women, Peace, and Security Act of 2017 is Now Law!

Now, the United States is required to increase and strengthen women’s participation in peace negotiations and conflict prevention. This is vital because, as the evidence shows, when women are at the table, enduring peace is more likely. This BIPARTISAN legislation was championed by many members of Congress. Will you join us in thanking them for leading […]

The Women, Peace, and Security Act on the Brink of Becoming Law

Posted by on October 5, 2017
The Women, Peace, and Security Act on the Brink of Becoming Law

The Women, Peace, and Security Act—which will enhance global security by strengthening women’s participation in peace negotiations and conflict prevention—is now on the brink of becoming law! For five years, we’ve worked with some incredible people to raise awareness about the issue, advocate for legislation, and see it passed through both houses of Congress. One of those people is Allison Peters, our former […]

US House Passes Bipartisan Women, Peace, and Security Act

Posted by on November 15, 2016
US House Passes Bipartisan Women, Peace, and Security Act

The US House of Representatives took a giant bipartisan step toward involving women in peace and security by passing legislation to make inclusive security a core component of US foreign policy. The chamber today adopted the Women, Peace, and Security Act on a voice vote. The measure now moves to the Senate. During a Foreign […]

The Real Impact of a Female President? More Women in Politics

The Real Impact of a Female President? More Women in Politics

This article was originally published by Public Radio International as part of its “Balance of Power” series. As the election between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump nears, the prospects have never been greater that the United States could join the 50 other democracies that have been led by a woman. So it’s timely to ask: […]

Progress Toward Inclusive Security: Recommendations for the New Administration

Posted by Allison Peters, Angelic Young, and Olivia Holt-Ivry on October 1, 2016
Progress Toward Inclusive Security: Recommendations for the New Administration

In the face of complex global threats, from terrorism to resource scarcity, the US must expand its foreign policy toolbox. A growing body of evidence demonstrates that inclusion of women improves peace and security outcomes. When women participate in negotiations to end war, agreements last longer. When they serve in police forces, countries are better […]

How Our Next President Can Improve Security

Posted by on September 29, 2016
How Our Next President Can Improve Security

Seventy-five percent of American voters rank foreign policy as one of the most important issues influencing their vote in the 2016 elections. That’s second only to terrorism (80 percent) and the economy (84 percent). It’s clear that citizens are concerned about America’s role in fostering global prosperity and stability. In the face of complex threats, […]

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