This article was originally published by OSCE. Enhancing the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 on women, peace and security is the focus of the OSCE-supported National Action Plan (NAP) Academy that started today in Vienna, bringing together 52 practitioners from across the OSCE region. Participants in the two-day event will discuss ways […]
For peace to be sustainable, women must be fully engaged in building it. The power of inclusivity in peace processes is undeniable, yet norms about who prevents and resolves conflict or builds stability have been slow to change. Recognizing this, the UN Security Council adopted Resolution 1325 in 2000. Resolution 1325 didn’t call on governments […]
Nomfundo Walaza talks about how we should look beyond the number of women in decision making, focusing instead on their impact. She also shares her thoughts on the importance of a national action plan for South Africa.
Stella Sabiiti, a refugee from Uganda, reflects on the exclusivity of the Darfur peace process. She also discusses how far the peacebuilding world has come in terms of inclusion, particularly through the creation of national action plans.
“The benefits of women’s participation—and the risks of their exclusion—in all aspects of governance and peacekeeping are too great to ignore.” That was the sentiment expressed recently by Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) at a historic House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on advancing women’s inclusion in peace and security. Today, we commend the committee for putting […]
On May 20, Ambassador Swanee Hunt, Founder and Chair of Inclusive Security, and Wafa Bughaighis, senior Libyan government representative to the US and a member of Inclusive Security’s Women Waging Peace Network, welcomed participants at the first meeting of a new Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) roundtable series on “The Future of Security.” Co-hosted by […]
This article was originally published by One Earth Future. Authored by Alexandra Amling and Brittany Persinger Sierra Leone launched its National Action Plan (SiLNAP) for advancing women’s participation in decision-making around peace and security in 2010, following a comprehensive assessment that mapped existing national, provincial, and local level initiatives. Implementation of the SiLNAP started off […]
This article was originally published by The Hill. Consider an all-too-familiar scenario. A civil war smolders, hundreds of thousands have died. With U.S. interests at stake, we’ve invested billions of dollars and countless hours of diplomacy to convince the warring parties to reach an agreement. These negotiations aren’t just about securing a temporary ceasefire; they […]
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 […]
Gender Perspectives and Military Effectiveness: Implementing UNSCR 1325 and the National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security
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 January 2013 then-Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta rather unexpectedly lifted the ban on women in combat roles. This came after more […]