Imagining A Day Without Women Peacebuilders

Imagining A Day Without Women Peacebuilders

Picture this: It’s 2008 in Belfast. The Good Friday agreement was signed ten years ago, but—despite the months of thoughtful negotiation behind it—peace is falling apart. Catholics and Protestants still live in segregated neighborhoods. Young people go to school surrounded by students and teachers from the same backgrounds. Armed factions on both sides have refused […]

VIDEO: How Women Transformed the Peace Talks in Northern Ireland

VIDEO: How Women Transformed the Peace Talks in Northern Ireland

During the Northern Ireland peace process, Monica McWilliams Williams co-founded the Northern Ireland Women’s Coalition and was elected as a delegate to the Multi-Party Peace Negotiations. In this video, she reflects on how women transformed the peace talks by reaching out to marginalized groups and raising issues critical for long-term reconciliation.

VIDEO: When Her Son Went Missing in Action, She Reached Out to the Enemy

VIDEO: When Her Son Went Missing in Action, She Reached Out to the Enemy

After her second son—a Sri Lankan military officer—went missing in action, Visaka Dharmadasa founded the Association of War Affected Women and Parents of Servicemen Missing in Action. As she puts it: “The war was at my doorstep.” In this video, she tells the story of how she and other women went to rebel territory for […]

Sudanese Women Advocate for Inclusive and Effective Peace Process

Posted by Sudan Taskforce on the Engagement of Women on January 30, 2017
Sudanese Women Advocate for Inclusive and Effective Peace Process

In January 2017, the Sudan Taskforce on the Engagement of Women and other women leaders came together during the African Union Summit to advocate for a more inclusive and effective peace process. Their goals were to identify the root causes of conflict, analyze the current deadlocks, and determine concrete recommendations on how to move the […]

In Deeply Divided Israel, Jewish and Arab Women Build Case for Peace

In Deeply Divided Israel, Jewish and Arab Women Build Case for Peace

This article, by Naomi Darom, was originally published by The Christian Science Monitor. The 4,000 women gathered at the Qasr el Yahud baptism site in the Jordan River Valley to press for peace were a motley crew: old and young, Palestinian and Israeli, some raising their phones to film the crowd, others holding babies. Many […]

Colombia’s Inclusive Peace Deal is at Risk

Colombia’s Inclusive Peace Deal is at Risk

This article was originally published by the Council on Foreign Relations. When Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos awoke to news that he’d won the Nobel Peace Prize, he dedicated it to the millions of victims of Colombia’s fifty-two-year-long conflict. He chose also to share it with the many who work for peace. That includes Colombian […]

Here’s How Attention to Gender Affected Colombia’s Peace Process

Here’s How Attention to Gender Affected Colombia’s Peace Process

This article was originally published by The Washington Post. On Friday, October 7, 2016, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to negotiate and sign peace accords with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerillas, after 52 years of violent conflict. The award came just five days […]

South Sudan in Focus

South Sudan in Focus

This segment was originally published by Voice of America. At the United States of Women Summit, Inclusive Security’s Program Manager for South Sudan and Sudan, Kelly Case, spoke to Voice of America about why women’s participation is the key to making South Sudan’s peace process sustainable. Drawing on new research and historical examples, she explains […]

Women Absent from Myanmar’s Peace Talks

Women Absent from Myanmar’s Peace Talks

Tasked with ending the world’s longest-running civil war, Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi has made peace the top priority of her new government. But she is one of few women at the helm of this critical peace process. According to a new policy brief by the Alliance for Gender Inclusion in the Peace Process (AGIPP), […]

Inclusive Political Settlements: New Insights from Yemen’s National Dialogue

Posted by Thania Paffenholz and Nick Ross on March 17, 2016
Inclusive Political Settlements: New Insights from Yemen’s National Dialogue

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. Periods of exceptionally high social and political conflict present an opportunity for the fundamental remaking of a society. These conflicts are often […]

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