Sudanese Women Advocate for Inclusive and Effective Peace Process

Posted by Sudan Taskforce on the Engagement of Women on January 30, 2017
Sudanese Women Advocate for Inclusive and Effective Peace Process

In January 2017, the Sudan Taskforce on the Engagement of Women and other women leaders came together during the African Union Summit to advocate for a more inclusive and effective peace process. Their goals were to identify the root causes of conflict, analyze the current deadlocks, and determine concrete recommendations on how to move the […]

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 […]

Recommendations for Countering Terrorism and Violent Extremism in Pakistan

Posted by Pakistan Workshop Participants on August 18, 2016
Recommendations for Countering Terrorism and Violent Extremism in Pakistan

Over the course of 18 months, Inclusive Security facilitated a series of workshops with 20 Pakistani policewomen, civil society leaders, and parliamentarians to advance women’s inclusion in the country’s efforts to counter violent extremism. In July 2016, this multi-sectoral group of women leaders developed policy recommendations for relevant international and national stakeholders focused on achieving […]

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 […]

Applying Global Tools to Improve National Action Plans on UN Security Council Resolution 1325

Posted by Ariel Gordon on December 2, 2015
Applying Global Tools to Improve National Action Plans on UN Security Council Resolution 1325

Photo: The U.S. Army/Flickr Over the past fifteen years, the international community has established robust structures to realize the objectives of UN Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325. National action plans (NAPs) are one of the key strategies for translating this policy into results. For example, through two successive plans, Bosnia and Herzegovina’s security forces increased […]

Creating Inclusive National Strategies to Counter Violent Extremism

Posted by Allison Peters on August 10, 2015

While nations around the globe struggle to stem the spread of violent extremism, UN member states are developing or refining tailored national strategies to prevent and counter this threat. As countries review their approaches to counter violent extremism (CVE), they should take into account the best practices that have emerged from fifteen years of nation- […]

Improving Women’s Inclusion in South Sudan’s Draft Peace Agreement

Posted by Kelly Case, Huda Shafig, and Anna Tonelli on July 20, 2015

South Sudan’s warring parties officially adopted the draft peace agreement in August 2015. Read our January 2016 report on “Implementing a More Inclusive Peace Agreement in South Sudan” for updated recommendations. In December 2013, violence erupted between forces aligned with President Salva Kiir and those aligned with former Vice President Riek Machar. What started as […]

Women of South Sudan Call for an Inclusive Peace Process

Posted by South Sudan Taskforce on the Engagement of Women on June 7, 2015

In advance of the next round of Intergovernmental Authority on Development-led talks, the South Sudan Taskforce on the Engagement of Women and other women leaders convened in Nairobi from June 9-11, 2015. Their goals were to identify the root causes of the conflict and determine concrete steps toward a more inclusive and effective peace process […]

Recommendations for Afghanistan’s Peace and Reintegration Process

Posted by Research Institute for Women, Peace, and Security on April 24, 2015

Supported by our local partner, the Research Institute for Women, Peace, and Security, 89 female members of Afghanistan’s Provincial Peace Councils representing 34 provinces developed these recommendations for the Afghan government. They call for increasing women’s formal representation in all aspects of the peace process, instituting a national dialogue on peace and reconciliation, and facilitating […]

Engaging Women in Disarmament, Demobilizaton, and Reintegration (DDR): Insights for Colombia

Posted by Jacqueline O’Neill on March 31, 2015

As the Colombian government and the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC) negotiate terms to end more than a half century of violence, a crucial issue is the future of the FARC’s 8,000 combatants, close to 40% of whom are female. For a peace agreement to result in enduring stability, former combatants must be meaningfully […]

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