Training Resources

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For two decades, we’ve trained women peacebuilders, policymakers, and students on why women’s inclusion matters, and how to implement policies that support it. Our curricula and other training materials use facilitated discussions, exercises, and video for an immersive learning experience.

Advocacy Skills Curriculum

Who it’s for: Women leaders in conflict-affected communities
What you’ll learn: A step-by-step, strategic framework for planning and implementing high-impact advocacy in support of inclusive security.
Format: Case studies, practice exercises, videos, and role plays

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Key Security Concepts Curriculum

Who it’s for: Women leaders in conflict-affected communities
What you’ll learn: Key concepts, including peace negotiations and agreements, post-conflict reconstruction, and transitional justice
Format: Curriculum guide, lecture notes, and activity sheets

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Who it’s for: Women in civil society who have not formally studied security or worked with the security sector
What you’ll learn: What constitutes the security sector, why it’s important, and how women can influence its policies and practices
Format: Case studies, tools, and templates

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En Français


A companion guide to the curriculum above.
Guide available in English, Albanian, Arabic, Bosnian, and French.

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National Action Plan 101

Who it’s for: Designers and implementers of national action plans on women, peace, and security
What you’ll learn: Why national action plans are important and how to make them high-impact
Format: 30-minute interactive video training module

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Creating National Action Plans: A Guide to Implementing Resolution 1325

Who it’s for: Policymakers, government officials, and civil society leaders as they develop, implement, and track progress on national action plans and other strategies for advancing women’s inclusion in peace and security.
What you’ll learn: How to ensure effective design, improve coordination, and include civil society as critical steps to make UN Security Council Resolution 1325 a reality
Format: Tools and templates for the monitoring and evaluation of national action plans

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“Why Women?” Video Library

Who it’s for: Women leaders, policymakers, and students
What you’ll learn: How women positively affect both the process and outcomes of peace and security decision making directly from women peacebuilders themselves
Format: Short videos of women peacebuilders with related talking points

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A Women’s Guide to Constitution Making

Who it’s for: Women looking to influence constitutional processes in their own countries
What you’ll learn: Need-to-know concepts related to constitutions and constitution-making processes, such as the elements that make up the text, the types of constitution-making bodies, legal standards for women’s participation, and sample constitution-drafting timelines
Format: Five-step strategic framework for designing and implementing advocacy strategies that can be tailored to any constitutional agenda

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Who it’s for: Graduate students
What you’ll learn: The process and structure of peace negotiations, and the challenges that women often face when seeking access to high-level peace and security processes
Format: One-day, multi-party peace process simulation with up to 25 individual roles

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One of the core elements of Inclusive Security’s programming has been to build the capacity of civil society and government actors to meaningfully affect the outcomes of peace processes.

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