Naga Women Making a Difference: Peace Building in Northeastern India

Posted by Rita Manchanda on January 1, 2005

The end of fighting between the National Socialist Council of Nagalim (NSCN) and the Indian government exposed divisions within the NSCN and among Naga factions. Although it seemed that the ceasefire could not be sustained, Naga women began taking advantage of their position as respected mothers, stepping in to stop inter-factional violence. The Naga Mothers’ […]

Moving Beyond Silence: Women Waging Peace

Around the globe, women play a vital but often unrecognized role in averting violence and resolving conflict. With expertise in grassroots activism, political leadership, investigative journalism, human rights law, military reform, formal and information negotiations, transitional justice, and post-conflict reconstruction, these women bring new approaches to the security sphere process. Sustainable peace, and therefore international […]

Inclusive Security, Sustainable Peace: A Toolkit for Advocacy and Action

Inclusive Security, Sustainable Peace: A Toolkit for Advocacy and Action is a resource for women peace builders and practitioners to effectively promote peace and security. Inclusive Security and International Alert collaborated to publish the toolkit in November 2004. Directed to women peace builders and the policy community, the toolkit outlines the components of peace building […]

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 […]

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 […]

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