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Why Pakistan Needs a Few More Good Women

Why Pakistan Needs a Few More Good Women

Inclusive Security Action’s Allison Peters writes in Foreign Policy, “Greater female representation in the police force would not only ensure that the Pakistani government can combat internal threats, but it also would encourage more-effective spending of international assistance.” In a new Foreign Policy article, Inclusive Security Action’s Allison Peters and our Women Waging Peace Network […]

VIDEO: Bushra Hyder on Women Moderating Extremism in Pakistan

Posted by on July 11, 2014
VIDEO: Bushra Hyder on Women Moderating Extremism in Pakistan

Living in Pakistan’s most remote and volatile region along the border of Afghanistan—Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK)—Bushra Hyder has experienced first-hand the effects of increasing extremist violence in her homeland. In the midst of this, she has led initiatives to help victims recover from trauma, promote moderation of radical ideologies, and teach values of peace to the […]

Countering Violent Extremism in Pakistan: Why Women Must Have a Role

Posted by on April 17, 2014
Countering Violent Extremism in Pakistan: Why Women Must Have a Role

This blog post originally appeared on the Atlantic Council website. “The greatest predictor of security and stability in a country is actually not wealth and it’s not the level of democracy. It is how well the women are treated,” said The Hon. Swanee Hunt at a panel hosted the by the Atlantic Council’s South Asia […]

Pakistan’s Women Are Helping Identify and Counter Extremism

Posted by on April 14, 2014
Pakistan’s Women Are Helping Identify and Counter Extremism

This article was written by Danielle Shapiro and originally published by The Daily Beast. As Mossarat Qadeem tells the story, the big clue came from a simple source: a young woman who noticed her brother spending time with strangers. It was about one year ago in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, formerly called the North-West Frontier province, when the […]

Meet Four Pakistani Women Peacebuilders

Posted by on April 1, 2014
Meet Four Pakistani Women Peacebuilders

Over the past 10 years, an estimated 35,000 Pakistanis have been killed as a result of terrorism and extremist violence. The numbers are rapidly growing. To turn the tide, Pakistani women are mobilizing communities across the country and implementing innovative, citizen-led approaches to countering radicalism. This week, Inclusive Security brought four of these leaders to […]

Recommendations for Reducing Violent Extremism and Terrorism in Pakistan

Posted by 2014 Pakistan Delegation on April 1, 2014

A delegation of four women from Pakistan traveled to Washington, DC, to deliver recommendations on reducing violent extremism and terrorism in Pakistan. Their recommendations aim to increase the recruitment, retention, and professionalization of women in Pakistan’s police forces; strengthen women’s inclusion in mechanisms setting Pakistan’s strategic priorities, such as the National Internal Security Policy (NISP), […]

Pakistani Women in DC to Offer Innovative Solutions to Regional Instability

Pakistani Women in DC to Offer Innovative Solutions to Regional Instability

Who? The Institute for Inclusive Security is hosting four influential Pakistani leaders in Washington, DC, this week to highlight the role of women in moderating violent extremism. The delegation includes two parliamentarians: • Member of the National Assembly Shaista Pervaiz, leader of the Women’s Parliamentary Caucus. • Senator Nuzhat Sadiq, head of the women’s wing […]

POLICY BRIEF: The Role of Pakistani Policewomen in Countering Violent Extremism

POLICY BRIEF: The Role of Pakistani Policewomen in Countering Violent Extremism

Last week, the Pakistani Taliban and civilian government sat down for the first time to conduct face-to-face peace talks. These discussions—between a militant group that has claimed tens of thousands of lives and the political leaders who’ve thus far been unable to fully stem the violence—will have very real consequences for the men, women, and […]

Countering Terrorism and Violent Extremism in Pakistan: Why Policewomen Must Have a Role

Posted by Allison Peters on March 28, 2014

Pakistan’s law enforcement agencies struggle to combat militant violence that contributes to political, economic, and social instability. To improve the operational effectiveness of Pakistani forces, the government of Pakistan and international donors must prioritize the recruitment, retention, and professionalization of women in the police. This policy brief summarizes research conducted in Pakistan in October 2013 […]

Women Key to Combating Extremism in Pakistan

Posted by on November 9, 2012

As a researcher at Inclusive Security, I’ve had the privilege of traveling to Pakistan four times since 2011 to support Amn-o-Nisa, a coalition of Pakistani women leaders who are mobilizing against extremism. During my time in-country over the past two years, I sat down with many of these courageous women who shared their personal, and, […]

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