Rebuilding Rwanda: Access and Accountability

Posted by on December 30, 2013
Rebuilding Rwanda: Access and Accountability

This article was originally published by Global Post. This is the last piece in a five-part series. KIGALI, Rwanda — An inside view of Rwanda is Umushyikirano, an enormous town hall presided over by President Kagame and attended by his cabinet, their high-level staff, religious and business leaders, plus officials from the country’s 30 districts. […]

Rebuilding Rwanda: Women in Politics

Posted by on December 26, 2013
Rebuilding Rwanda: Women in Politics

This article was originally published by Global Post. This is the third piece in a five-part series. KIGALI, Rwanda — Senator Jeanne d’Arc Gakuba hadn’t considered getting into politics until she shadowed a city councilman in Tucson, Arizona and watched local leaders in Louisiana coping with poverty and crime. It was 2000, and Gakuba had […]

20 Percent Women, 100 Percent Effective

Posted by on October 18, 2013
20 Percent Women, 100 Percent Effective

This article was originally published by Global Post. Senator Patty Murray, D-Wash., once said her experience as a preschool teacher was excellent training for Congress. As many on Capitol Hill are mugging for the press pool, proud of their political brinkmanship, a small group of female senators (Republicans Susan Collins, Kelly Ayotte and Lisa Murkowski, […]

What if Women Ruled the World?

Posted by on May 24, 2013
What if Women Ruled the World?

“If women ruled the world, they would make sure that they weren’t ruling the world,” affirms Ambassador Swanee Hunt, Institute founder and chair, in an episode of the BBC series What If… with former White House press secretary Dee Dee Myers. Women leaders have a unique understanding of the needs of their communities that guides […]

For the Sake of Democracy, Elect Women

Posted by on January 2, 2013
For the Sake of Democracy, Elect Women

This article was originally published by The Boston Globe. Hold these two thoughts: First: Thursday’s congressional swearing-in will reflect the stunning success of the Democrats’ ground game at turning out minorities — a strategy that stretched across Native American reservations, college campuses, Hispanic supermarkets, and crowded urban neighborhoods. Second: The 114th Congress will mirror the […]

Recommendations for Ensuring Women’s Inclusion in the Libyan Constitution-Drafting Process

Posted by The Voice of Libyan Women, The Institute for Inclusive Security, and the International Foundation for Electoral Systems on December 15, 2012

Twenty-six Libyan civil society activists representing five cities across Libya’s three regions gathered in Tripoli to discuss women’s role in drafting and ratifying the Libyan constitution. They reviewed international processes for drafting constitutions in transitioning states, discussed Libyan realities and interests, and devised recommendations to ensure meaningful inclusion of women in the drafting of the […]

Serbia in Paradox

Posted by on April 22, 2012
Serbia in Paradox

This article was originally published by Global Post. In April 2012, Serbia is living a paradox — beginning a new chapter before finishing the old. With the recent resignation of President Boris Tadic, eyes are trained, at least for a moment, on that torn remnant of Yugoslavia. The country, in turn, is looking for ways […]

VIDEO: Why Are We Not Involved?

In late February 2012, Alaa Murabit, a Libyan women’s rights activist, came to Washington, DC, to speak to policymakers about the need to make sure women were fully involved in the reconstruction of her country post-revolution. Filmed in the Inclusive Security offices, Ms. Murabit speaks about her concerns and hopes as a citizen for the […]

What Libyan Women Want

Alaa Murabit, a young Libyan activist, came to Washington, DC, in late February 2012 as part of a delegation supported by the NGO Working Group on Women Peace and Security, Refugees International, the Women’s Refugee Commission, and The Institute for Inclusive Security to speak with policymakers about women’s inclusion in the Libyan transition to democracy. […]

Reflective Democracy

In order to connect the people at the top of government to the people at the grassroots, Belle Abaya and her team in the Philippines created a model for reflective democracy and dialogue. This allowed the government to make more informed decisions. At the same time it helped knowledgeable people at the grassroots be heard.

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