Gender Perspectives and Military Effectiveness: Implementing UNSCR 1325 and the National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security

Posted by Robert Egnell on March 16, 2016
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 […]

Why Are We Settling?

Posted by on March 4, 2016
Why Are We Settling?

Why do we settle for half of our potential? While political and military leaders often draw on just half of available talent, ISIS and Boko Haram do not make the same mistake. A new edition of PRISM, jointly produced by the National Defense University and The Institute for Inclusive Security, highlights the need for the […]

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 […]

Kenya’s National Action Plan: “To Involve Women is to Sustain Peace”

Posted by on August 27, 2015
Kenya’s National Action Plan: “To Involve Women is to Sustain Peace”

This article, by Vicky Karimi, was originally posted on the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security’s blog. Kenya is facing several peace and security challenges. Election-related violence has claimed many lives and displaced many more, cross-border clashes hit the country sporadically, and there has been a proliferation of small arms and light weapons. Further, […]

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- […]

VIDEO – What Matters Most: Measuring Plans for Inclusive Security

Posted by on April 7, 2015
VIDEO – What Matters Most: Measuring Plans for Inclusive Security

On April 2, the Network for Peacebuilding Evaluation and Peacebuilding Evaluation Consortium hosted a Thursday Talk with Zsuzsanna Lippai, Inclusive Security Monitoring and Evaluation Manager. She discussed the monitoring and evaluation guide, “What Matters Most: Measuring Plans for Inclusive Security.” 2015-04-02 10.30 Thursday Talk on the Network for Peacebuilding Evaluation on DME for Peace from DME for Peace […]

Creating an Enabling Environment for Inclusion: The Role of Traditional Leadership

Posted by on April 6, 2015
Creating an Enabling Environment for Inclusion: The Role of Traditional Leadership

National action plans (NAPs) are policy documents that articulate a government’s commitment to promote women’s inclusion in national security and peace processes. They outline a strategy to coordinate ministries, civil society organizations, and other relevant actors to implement UN Security Council Resolution 1325. We convened experts from Afghanistan, Bosnia, Canada, Indonesia, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, […]

Infographic: The Inaugural National Action Plan Academy

Posted by on March 10, 2015
Infographic: The Inaugural National Action Plan Academy

In December 2014, we hosted a National Action Plan (NAP) Academy to strengthen the NAP community and facilitate shared learning between government and civil society representatives around the globe. Check out this infographic for an overview of the NAP Academy, including highlights about the commitments each country made. View the National Action Plan Academy Infographic.

What Matters Most: Measuring Plans for Inclusive Security

Posted by on February 26, 2015
What Matters Most: Measuring Plans for Inclusive Security

This post was written by Zsuzsanna Lippai, Monitoring and Evaluation Manager, and Angelic Young, Senior Coordinator of National Action Plans. You may not realize it, but data runs your life. The feedback loop of information resulting from your actions constantly guides you, explicitly or not, to adapt future approaches. From interpersonal relationships—the way you interact […]

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The Miracle of Afghanistan’s National Action Plan

Posted by on February 25, 2015

Afghanistan recently launched a new national action plan (NAP) to engage both women and men in sustaining a peaceful transition. The NAP demonstrates Afghanistan’s commitment to elevating women as full partners in creating a stable future for the country.

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