House Holds “Truly Historic” Hearing on Women and Security

Posted by on March 22, 2016
House Holds “Truly Historic” Hearing on Women and Security

The House Foreign Affairs Committee held the first-ever hearing by a full congressional panel on the role of women in peace and security. Jacqueline O’Neill, Director of The Institute for Inclusive Security, one of three witnesses, testified that the hearing “put a crucial topic squarely on the agenda of one of the most prominent committees […]

Balance Aside, Experts Tout Vital Role Women Play in Peace Talks

Posted by on March 22, 2016
Balance Aside, Experts Tout Vital Role Women Play in Peace Talks

This article was originally published by Courthouse News Service. On heightened alert after terrorist attacks in Brussels that morning, members of Congress focused Tuesday on the vital role women play in countering violent extremism. When women participate in peacemaking efforts, those processes result in agreements 98 percent of the time, and are 35 percent more […]

Time for Congress to Take the Lead on Inclusive Security

Posted by on March 21, 2016
Time for Congress to Take the Lead on Inclusive Security

This article was originally published by The Hill. Consider an all-too-familiar scenario. A civil war smolders, hundreds of thousands have died. With U.S. interests at stake, we’ve invested billions of dollars and countless hours of diplomacy to convince the warring parties to reach an agreement. These negotiations aren’t just about securing a temporary ceasefire; they […]

Integrating Gender Perspectives within the Department of Defense

Posted by Anne A. Witkowsky on March 15, 2016
Integrating Gender Perspectives within the Department of Defense

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. Last year marked the 20th anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women, held in Beijing, and the 15th anniversary of the […]

The Five Most Important Insights Hidden In This State Department Report

Posted by on April 10, 2015
The Five Most Important Insights Hidden In This State Department Report

In case you missed it, earlier this week, the US Department of State sent a powerful message: that investment in gender equality supports US foreign policy and national security. It publicly released an overview of key accomplishments and challenges encountered while implementing the US National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security throughout 2014. This […]

Women, Peace, and Security in the New Congress: Strategies for Action (WEBINAR)

Posted by on March 25, 2015
Women, Peace, and Security in the New Congress: Strategies for Action (WEBINAR)

The US National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security, passed by executive order in 2011, commits our government—from the president to his cabinet to missions around the world—to advancing women’s meaningful participation in peace and security processes. Progress in certain areas has been slow, but Congress can speed up implementation by supporting the Women, […]

US Approaches to Countering Violent Extremism Must Prioritize Women

US Approaches to Countering Violent Extremism Must Prioritize Women

This article was originally published by The Weekly Wonk and syndicated in Pacific Standard. “We announce our allegiance to the Caliph.” With those words, Abubakar Shekau—the leader of Boko Haram—reportedly acknowledged ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and made official a connection that many have observed growing during the last year between Boko Haram and the […]

#CRomnibus: 5 Ways Congress Advanced Women’s Leadership That You May Not Know

Posted by on December 19, 2014
#CRomnibus: 5 Ways Congress Advanced Women’s Leadership That You May Not Know

After a year of intense advocacy and negotiating, Inclusive Security Action helped secure five critical provisions in the combined FY 2015 congressional spending bill signed into law this month by President Barack Obama. An all-female class marches into a ceremony celebrating their graduation from the Afghan National Army’s Officer Candidate School. (Photo: NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan) […]

Hillary Clinton Launches National Action Plan Academy

Posted by on December 4, 2014
Hillary Clinton Launches National Action Plan Academy

Ambassador Swanee Hunt gives concluding remarks at the launch of the National Action Plan Academy convened by Inclusive Security and Georgetown University. WASHINGTON – Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton launched the inaugural National Action Plan Academy, calling it a pivotal moment in the global campaign to advance women’s leadership in building and sustaining […]

Congress Takes Action for Women in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Syria

Congress Takes Action for Women in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Syria

Delegates from Pakistan stand in front of the US Capitol building with Inclusive Security’s Founder and Chair, Ambassador Swanee Hunt, after delivering their recommendations on countering violent extremism to members of Congress in April 2014. The women advocated for prioritizing the recruitment and retention of women in Pakistan’s police force, a provision now included in […]

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