Designing Inclusive Strategies for Sustainable Security: Results-Oriented National Action Plans on Women, Peace and Security

Posted by Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe and Inclusive Security on January 20, 2017
Designing Inclusive Strategies for Sustainable Security: Results-Oriented National Action Plans on Women, Peace and Security

Photo: OSCE/Bradley Murray  This publication captures lessons learned during the September 2016 OSCE National Action Plan (NAP) Academy held in Vienna, Austria and is a result of the participants’ request for realistic examples of high-impact NAP designs. The purpose of NAP Academies is to bring together practitioners from diverse contexts to share their experiences in […]

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The Next 15 Years of Resolution 1325: Charting a Path Forward

Posted by Marie O'Reilly on December 22, 2015
The Next 15 Years of Resolution 1325: Charting a Path Forward

Since the UN Security Council passed Resolution 1325 on women, peace, and security in the year 2000, there have been both significant advancements and dramatic shortfalls in global efforts to advance women’s inclusion in preventing, resolving, and rebuilding from conflict. Against a backdrop of progress in international, regional, and national policies, how can key actors […]

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Building More Inclusive Political Transitions: A Review of the Syrian Case

Posted by Inclusive Security, International Civil Society Action Network, and Nonviolent Peaceforce on September 21, 2013

On July 18-19, 2013, Inclusive Security, International Civil Society Action Network, and Nonviolent Peaceforce co-hosted a discussion with representatives from diverse sectors. The objective was to outline concrete options for ensuring meaningful inclusion of Syrian civil society in negotiations to end the war. This report summarizes the key discussions of that meeting, including what makes […]

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Across Conflict Lines: Women Mediating for Peace

Posted by Theresa de Langis on March 1, 2011

Women remain largely absent from high-level international peace negotiations around the globe, particularly as mediators and facilitators of formal processes. This document summarizes findings from The Institute for Inclusive Security’s 12th Annual Colloquium, which brought together 21 female mediation experts from Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East. It outlines the unique contributions […]

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Mainstreaming Women’s Agenda in the Post-Referendum Arrangements

Posted by South Sudan Women’s Empowerment Network with the Institute for Inclusive Security on February 1, 2011

From February 17-19, 2011, over a hundred women from all over Sudan came together to make sure women’s concerns, experiences, and priorities are central to on-going negotiations on post-referendum arrangements. This conference could not have come at a more critical time. Having ensured a peaceful and successful referendum, parties are about to resume talks on […]

Conflict Prevention and Transformation: Women’s Vital Contributions

Posted by Jolynn Shoemaker and Camille Pampell Conaway on February 1, 2005

Inclusive Security and the United Nations Foundation hosted a consultation on the role of women in conflict prevention on February 23, 2005. The presentations and discussion highlighted examples and strategies regarding women’s conflict prevention activities and generated policy recommendations for the international community. This conference report makes a compelling case for the inclusion of women […]

Preparing for Peace: The Critical Role of Women in Colombia

From May 19-24, 2004, The Institute for Inclusive Security hosted 16 Colombian women peace builders in Washington, DC. In collaboration with other experts, these Colombian leaders developed recommendations for concrete ways policymakers can include women in their attempts to bring stability and security to the country. The conference aimed to elevate the voices of women in […]

Winning the Peace Conference Report: Women’s Role in Post-Conflict Iraq

Posted by Annemarie Brennan on April 1, 2003

The crucial role women can—and should—play in Iraqi reconstruction was the focus of a forum on April 21 and 22, 2003 in Washington, DC. Discussion focused on the inclusion of women in four vital sectors of Iraqi administration: democracy and governance, economic activity, constitutional law and legislation, and civil society. The report presents key findings […]

More than Victims: The Role of Women in Conflict Prevention

Posted by Camille Pampell on September 1, 2002

On September 12, 2002, the Wilson Center and Inclusive Security co-sponsored a conference, “More Than Victims: The Role of Women in Conflict Prevention.” The aim of the meeting was to move beyond the stereotypical images of women as victims in conflict and to explore their complex experiences as fighters, peace builders, survivors, and protectors. While […]