Taskforce for the Engagement of Women in Sudan and South Sudan: Statement and Recommendations

Posted by Taskforce for the Engagement of Women in Sudan and South Sudan on February 19, 2014

In late January 2014, 20 peacebuilders from Sudan and South Sudan (one man and 19 women), convened in Addis Ababa to discuss the ongoing conflicts in Sudan and South Sudan. These recommendations address gaps and/or deficiencies in the previously negotiated Cessation of Hostilities between South Sudan and opposition forces, the humanitarian response, and the peace […]

Rebuilding Rwanda: Reflections on a Nation Two Decades After Genocide

Posted by on December 26, 2013
Rebuilding Rwanda: Reflections on a Nation Two Decades After Genocide

This article was originally published by Global Post. This is the first piece in a five-part series. KIGALI, Rwanda — From the airport hilltop at night, looking down on the city of Kigali is like looking up in the sky. White LED lights dot layers after layers of hills, a fitting, glowing first impression of […]

Increasing Women’s Participation and Engagement in Planning for Peace: The 2011 Gender Symposium and International Engagement Conference (IEC) for South Sudan

Posted by Tobie Whitman with Farah Council, Rachel Dore-Weeks, and Jacqueline O’Neill on October 1, 2012

Donor and engagement conferences focus international atten­tion on a country’s future. In countries emerging from conflict, policymakers from the post-conflict country and their bilateral and multilateral partners gather to priori­tize development requirements and map a vision of peace and prosperity. In many cases, development agencies commit resources and assistance. Participation in planning for donor conferences […]

Women Moderating Extremism in Pakistan

Posted by Sarah Chatellier with Dr. Shabana Fayyaz on August 1, 2012

From August 2010 to August 2012, The Institute for Inclusive Security implemented a program in Pakistan with support from the US Institute of Peace titled “Pakistani Women Moderating Extremism.” The initiative supported the formation of a national coalition of women leaders dedicated to curtailing extremism and promoting social cohesion. This first policy brief of a […]

Women’s Roles in Post-Conflict Reconstruction and Rehabilitation in Pakistan

Posted by Sarah Chatellier with Dr. Shabana Fayyaz on August 1, 2012

From August 2010 to August 2012, The Institute for Inclusive Security implemented a program in Pakistan with support from the US Institute of Peace titled “Pakistani Women Moderating Extremism.” The initiative supported the formation of a national coalition of women leaders dedicated to curtailing extremism and promoting social cohesion. This second policy brief of a […]

Afghan Women’s Exclusion from the Chicago NATO Summit a Troubling Sign

Earlier this month at the 2012 Chicago NATO Summit, the Afghan government’s delegation included only one Afghan woman, a member of President Hamid Karzai’s official entourage. Contrast this to the 2011 Bonn Conference where women made up almost a quarter of the Afghan government’s delegation and several participated in a civil society forum tied to […]

Turning Combatants from Violence by Focusing on Families

While women in Afghanistan are often considered victims of the conflicts in their country, Samira Hamidi is working to change this. By presenting women as agents of change, Ms. Hamidi is able to push for women to use their unique perspective on reconstruction to add to the process. In January 2012, Ms. Hamidi was interviewed […]

Elevating the Role of Pakistani Women in Moderating Extremism

Posted by Amn-o-Nisa and The Institute for Inclusive Security on April 1, 2012

Recognizing their role as critical resources for stability, women leaders from across Pakistan formed Amn-o-Nisa, a diverse coalition dedicated to collectively moderating extremism, in 2011. Drawing on their extensive experiences, 12 Amn-o-Nisa delegates drafted these recommendations for advancing women’s inclusion in US counterterrorism efforts and increasing US engagement with a key ally in Pakistan—women peacebuilders.

Women Must Help Build the Systems

As a member of a Libyan delegation to Washington, DC, in late February 2012, Amina Megheirbi spoke to policymakers about the need for women to be involved in the sweeping changes her nation faces. She speaks about including women in drafting the new constitution, reforming the security sector, and disarming and reintegrating  revolutionaries.

VIDEO: Why Are We Not Involved?

In late February 2012, Alaa Murabit, a Libyan women’s rights activist, came to Washington, DC, to speak to policymakers about the need to make sure women were fully involved in the reconstruction of her country post-revolution. Filmed in the Inclusive Security offices, Ms. Murabit speaks about her concerns and hopes as a citizen for the […]

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