Moving Beyond Silence: Women Waging Peace

Around the globe, women play a vital but often unrecognized role in averting violence and resolving conflict. With expertise in grassroots activism, political leadership, investigative journalism, human rights law, military reform, formal and information negotiations, transitional justice, and post-conflict reconstruction, these women bring new approaches to the security sphere process. Sustainable peace, and therefore international […]

Addressing the Crisis in Darfur

A comprehensive, inclusive, and coordinated approach to the multiple conflicts in Sudan is essential. It is urgent that the relevant parties address the needs of women, support women’s peacebuilding efforts, and include women in decision-making regarding conflict resolution and reconstruction in Darfur. This publication gives specific recommendations for supporting inclusive peace negotiations in Darfur, involving […]

Inclusive Security, Sustainable Peace: A Toolkit for Advocacy and Action

Inclusive Security, Sustainable Peace: A Toolkit for Advocacy and Action is a resource for women peace builders and practitioners to effectively promote peace and security. Inclusive Security and International Alert collaborated to publish the toolkit in November 2004. Directed to women peace builders and the policy community, the toolkit outlines the components of peace building […]

Negotiating the Transition to Democracy and Reforming the Security Sector: The Vital Contributions of South African Women

Posted by Sanam Naraghi Anderlini with contributions by Camille Pampell Conaway on August 10, 2004

In October 2000, for the first time in its history, the UN Security Council acknowledged that women have a key role in promoting international stability by passing Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace, and Security. It called on all parties to ensure women’s participation in peace processes, from the prevention of conflict to negotiations and postwar […]

Women’s Participation in the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY)

Posted by Julie Mertus on July 1, 2004

Bosnian civil society groups have taken the lead in addressing needs not met by their state during its postwar reconstruction period. Women’s groups have spurred the creation of a war crimes court, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), and have filled gaps in the court’s reconciliation processes. They pressed the court to […]

Preparing for Peace: The Critical Role of Women in Colombia

From May 19-24, 2004, The Institute for Inclusive Security hosted 16 Colombian women peace builders in Washington, DC. In collaboration with other experts, these Colombian leaders developed recommendations for concrete ways policymakers can include women in their attempts to bring stability and security to the country. The conference aimed to elevate the voices of women in […]

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