Catie Fowler

Catie Fowler

Project Coordinator

Catie Fowler is a Project Coordinator for Our Secure Future.  She graduated with an MA from the Korbel School of International Studies with a Certificate in Humanitarian Assistance and a specialization in Gender in Conflict.  During her time in graduate school, Catie worked as a researcher and Projects Manager at the Human Trafficking Center.  She also interned in refugee resettlement at Denver’s African Community Center and with Oxfam America researching local leadership in disaster response and preparation. Prior to pursuing her MA, Catie developed an interest in Women, Peace and Security by working in post-conflict and refugee settings.  She served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Rwanda and worked with a grassroots refugee organization in Kyangwali Refugee Settlement, Uganda where she witnessed the power of women’s leadership in action.  In her free time, Catie enjoys kickboxing, cooking for family and friends, getting outdoors and spending time with her pet lovebird.


women in politics and battling corruption

Can Women in Parliament Reduce Global Levels of Corruption?

August 03, 2018
Can women in politics reduce state corruption?  Data seems to indicate that they can!
council women peace security human trafficking

On World Day of Trafficking in Persons, What Can Women, Peace and Security Do for the Human Trafficking Agenda?

July 30, 2018
On World Day of Trafficking in Persons, how can the Women, Peace and Security and human trafficking agendas work together for better human rights and international security?
halima Farah Godane and quote

Notes from the Field: Experts Weigh in on Women, Peace and Security

July 23, 2018
An interview with woman peacebuilder, Halima Farah Godane, gives insight into what it takes to create space for women to create change in her native Somalia.
women participation gender gap infographic

The Evidence for Women, Peace and Security

July 16, 2018
OSF is excited to be publishing our Annotated Bibliography on Women, Peace and Security (out soon)!  Read more here for evidence as to why this movement really works!
Malala Yousafzai

World Malala Day

July 11, 2018
On July 12th 2013, Malala Yousafzai spent her sixteenth birthday at the United Nations, giving her famous speech calling for worldwide access to education.  Five years later, Our Secure Future is happy to celebrate this young woman peacebuilder and all the work she has done to cre
relationship between women's representation and democracy

Is Democracy Better for Women? Why Certain Types of Governance Are Often More Inclusive Than Others

June 27, 2018
Why are democracies better for women's representation? Our Secure Future explains the link.
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Flipping the Narrative: What’s Right with Women

June 11, 2018
Is the common narrative on women as victims helpful or harmful? OSF argues that women's equality is more likely to improve if women are viewed as change agents instead.
JFK signing the Equal Pay Act

Fifty-Five Year Recap: The US Equal Pay Act

June 07, 2018
At the 55th Anniversary of the US Equal Pay Act, are women in the US actually receiving equal pay for equal work?