What Clinton’s Candidacy Means to Women Worldwide

Posted by on July 27, 2016
What Clinton’s Candidacy Means to Women Worldwide

This article was originally published by Public Radio International. She doesn’t talk about it much on the campaign trail. But as she is lauded at home with a historic presidential nomination, Hillary Clinton is being praised abroad for decades of quiet work that put the rights of women around the world at the top of […]

A Quick Guide to the Women, Peace, and Security Act

A Quick Guide to the Women, Peace, and Security Act

“The benefits of women’s participation—and the risks of their exclusion—in all aspects of governance and peacekeeping are too great to ignore.” That was the sentiment expressed recently by Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) at a historic House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on advancing women’s inclusion in peace and security. Today, we commend the committee for putting […]

House Holds “Truly Historic” Hearing on Women and Security

Posted by on March 22, 2016
House Holds “Truly Historic” Hearing on Women and Security

The House Foreign Affairs Committee held the first-ever hearing by a full congressional panel on the role of women in peace and security. Jacqueline O’Neill, Director of The Institute for Inclusive Security, one of three witnesses, testified that the hearing “put a crucial topic squarely on the agenda of one of the most prominent committees […]

Balance Aside, Experts Tout Vital Role Women Play in Peace Talks

Posted by on March 22, 2016
Balance Aside, Experts Tout Vital Role Women Play in Peace Talks

This article was originally published by Courthouse News Service. On heightened alert after terrorist attacks in Brussels that morning, members of Congress focused Tuesday on the vital role women play in countering violent extremism. When women participate in peacemaking efforts, those processes result in agreements 98 percent of the time, and are 35 percent more […]

Time for Congress to Take the Lead on Inclusive Security

Time for Congress to Take the Lead on Inclusive Security

This article was originally published by The Hill. Consider an all-too-familiar scenario. A civil war smolders, hundreds of thousands have died. With U.S. interests at stake, we’ve invested billions of dollars and countless hours of diplomacy to convince the warring parties to reach an agreement. These negotiations aren’t just about securing a temporary ceasefire; they […]

The Five Most Important Insights Hidden In This State Department Report

The Five Most Important Insights Hidden In This State Department Report

In case you missed it, earlier this week, the US Department of State sent a powerful message: that investment in gender equality supports US foreign policy and national security. It publicly released an overview of key accomplishments and challenges encountered while implementing the US National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security throughout 2014. This […]

Women, Peace, and Security in the New Congress: Strategies for Action (WEBINAR)

Women, Peace, and Security in the New Congress: Strategies for Action (WEBINAR)

The US National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security, passed by executive order in 2011, commits our government—from the president to his cabinet to missions around the world—to advancing women’s meaningful participation in peace and security processes. Progress in certain areas has been slow, but Congress can speed up implementation by supporting the Women, […]

US Approaches to Countering Violent Extremism Must Prioritize Women

US Approaches to Countering Violent Extremism Must Prioritize Women

This article was originally published by The Weekly Wonk and syndicated in Pacific Standard. “We announce our allegiance to the Caliph.” With those words, Abubakar Shekau—the leader of Boko Haram—reportedly acknowledged ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and made official a connection that many have observed growing during the last year between Boko Haram and the […]

#CRomnibus: 5 Ways Congress Advanced Women’s Leadership That You May Not Know

Posted by on December 19, 2014
#CRomnibus: 5 Ways Congress Advanced Women’s Leadership That You May Not Know

After a year of intense advocacy and negotiating, Inclusive Security Action helped secure five critical provisions in the combined FY 2015 congressional spending bill signed into law this month by President Barack Obama. An all-female class marches into a ceremony celebrating their graduation from the Afghan National Army’s Officer Candidate School. (Photo: NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan) […]

Senate Hearing Reignites Hope For CEDAW and I-VAWA

Posted by on July 7, 2014
Senate Hearing Reignites Hope For CEDAW and I-VAWA

This article was originally published by Ms. Magazine. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA), surveying the chamber before her, a room packed with senators, diplomats, feminist leaders, scholars and activists, proudly proclaimed, “I’m looking at an iconic picture here.” At last week’s U.S. Senate Subcommittee on International Operations and Organizations, Human Rights, Democracy and Global Women’s Issues […]

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