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 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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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- […]
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 […]
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, […]
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.
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 […]
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.