From Policy to Action: Advancing an Integrated Approach to Women and Countering Violent Extremism

Posted by Rafia Bhulai and Christina Nemr of the Global Center on Cooperative Security, and Allison Peters of Inclusive Security on June 27, 2016
From Policy to Action: Advancing an Integrated Approach to Women and Countering Violent Extremism

Women and women-led organizations have worked globally, through formal and informal channels, to resolve conflicts, build peace, promote development, and strengthen security sectors. These powerful roles were formally recognized more than 15 years ago with the adoption of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 and follow-on resolutions. Experts and practitioners working to advance women’s inclusion in peace and security processes—a practice referred to as […]

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 […]

Inclusive Political Settlements: New Insights from Yemen’s National Dialogue

Posted by Thania Paffenholz and Nick Ross on March 17, 2016
Inclusive Political Settlements: New Insights from Yemen’s National Dialogue

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. Periods of exceptionally high social and political conflict present an opportunity for the fundamental remaking of a society. These conflicts are often […]

Brazil and UN Security Council Resolution 1325: Progress and Challenges of the Implementation Process

Posted by Renata Giannini, Mariana Lima, and Pérola Pereira on March 17, 2016
Brazil and UN Security Council Resolution 1325: Progress and Challenges of the Implementation Process

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. Emerging powers have recently become significant players in promoting peace and stability in unstable settings affected by conflict and violence. These countries […]

Innovation in the Prevention of the Use of Child Soldiers: Women in the Security Sector

Posted by Roméo Dallaire, Shelly Whitman, and Sam Holland on March 16, 2016
Innovation in the Prevention of the Use of Child Soldiers: Women in the Security Sector

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. “Our collective failure to protect children must be transformed into an opportunity to confront the problems that cause their suffering.” – Graça […]

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 […]

The Secret Driving Force Behind Mongolia’s Successful Democracy

Posted by Oyungerel Tsedevdamba on March 16, 2016
The Secret Driving Force Behind Mongolia’s Successful Democracy

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. Twenty-five years after Mongolia’s first free and democratic election, the country is commemorating the peaceful revolution that radically changed this country. Throughout […]

We Are Not Helpless: Addressing Structural Gender Inequality in Post-Conflict Societies

Posted by Valerie M. Hudson, Donna Lee Bowen, and Perpetua Lynne Nielsen on March 16, 2016
We Are Not Helpless: Addressing Structural Gender Inequality in Post-Conflict Societies

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. The causes of state fragility are of pressing concern to U.S. foreign policymakers. The concept of state fragility denotes “a fundamental failure […]

Women as Symbols and Swords in Boko Haram’s Terror

Posted by Mia Bloom and Hilary Matfess on March 16, 2016
Women as Symbols and Swords in Boko Haram’s Terror

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. In June 2014, a middle-aged woman riding a motorcycle approached the military barracks in the North Eastern Nigerian city of Gombe. While […]

Women Warriors: Why the Robotics Revolution Changes the Combat Equation

Posted by Linell Letendre on March 16, 2016
Women Warriors: Why the Robotics Revolution Changes the Combat Equation

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. [This] should not be about women’s rights, equal opportunity, career assignments for enhancement purposes for selection to higher rank. It is about, […]

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