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 […]

INFOGRAPHIC: Women’s Inclusion in the Syria Peace Talks

Posted by on March 10, 2016
INFOGRAPHIC: Women’s Inclusion in the Syria Peace Talks

This piece was published by Syria Deeply. As the next round of negotiations commences in Geneva, Syrian women have more seats at the table and in prominent advisory bodies than ever before. Though numbers are only the first step toward meaningful inclusion, these women are poised to shape the future of their country. Here’s what […]

South Sudanese and Sudanese Women Advocate to Opposition Leaders, Government

South Sudanese and Sudanese Women Advocate to Opposition Leaders, Government

I recently joined fellow members of the Taskforce on the Engagement of Women in Sudan and South Sudan to meet with government officials, opposition leaders, international policymakers, and other advocacy groups to push for women’s inclusion in peace processes in both countries. This is the third year we have advocated to leaders at the African […]

Want Peace in Syria? Put Women at the Negotiating Table

Posted by on February 3, 2016
Want Peace in Syria? Put Women at the Negotiating Table

This article was originally published by Defense One. With a fresh diplomatic push under way to restart Syrian peace talks this month, we should absorb a critical lesson from the Bosnia conflict as we grapple for a way out of the Syria deadlock: To create sustainable peace, women must have a seat at the negotiating […]

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