Sahana Dharmapur

Sahana Dharmapuri

Director

Sahana Dharmapuri is the Director of the Our Secure Future program at the One Earth Future Foundation. From 2006-2016 she was an independent gender advisor on gender, peace, and security issues to USAID, NATO, The Swedish Armed Forces, the United States Institute for Peace, International Peace Institute, and other international development organizations. Most recently, Ms. Dharmapuri was a writer-residence at the Carey Institute for Global Good (Winter 2016) where she completed her first book, Women, Peace & Security: 10 Things You Should Know. She was appointed a Fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government (2011-2013) and she was an Investing in Women in Development Fellow at the United States Agency for International Development (2003-2005). She has published widely on women, peace and security issues including by CNN, Christian Science Monitor, The Fletcher Security Review, Hedaya and The Center for Global Counter-Terrorism, Women’s E-News, Human Rights Quarterly, The Global Responsibility to Protect Journal, The Global Observatory, The Alliance for Peacebuilding Online Journal, the Louisiana Literature Review, The US Naval War College’s Women, Peace and Security monograph series, and Parameters: The Senior Professional Journal of the US Army.

sdharmapuri@oneearthfuture.org

Blogs

Women, Peace, and Security: There's an Act for That! (Part III)

December 15, 2017
As of October 2017, the United States has domestic legislation that mandates women's full and equal participation in peace and security issues. Learn how to hack this new law to support WPS more broadly.

Women, Peace and Security: There's an Act for That! (Part II)

December 11, 2017
As of October 2017, the United States has domestic legislation that mandates women's full and equal participation in peace and security issues. In the second installment of this three-part series, we highlight how the Act will boost gender equality.

Women, Peace and Security: There's an Act for That! (Part I)

December 04, 2017
As of October 2017, the United States has domestic legislation that mandates women's full and equal participation in peace and security issues. In the first of this three-part series, we highlight the events that led to the new Act's passing.

Back To Basics: The Micro-Hack (Part III)

October 19, 2017
In our third installment in our Back to Basics series, we think about security in light of the anniversary of the passing of UN Security Council 1325.

BACK TO BASICS: THE MICRO HACK (PART II)

October 12, 2017
In the second of our Back to Basics series, we cover three more micro-hacks you can apply to your work. 

Back to Basics: The Micro Hack

October 06, 2017
In the first of three new installments in our Back to Basics series, we will cover seven simple WPS micro hacks that will change the way you do your work.

Civil Society as an Ally in Countering Violent Extremism

September 30, 2017
Civil society is often better-placed, has specialized expertise, and a nuanced understanding of local dynamics to help identify and address conditions relating to the escalation of political violence. We discuss three ways women in civil society promote security and prevent violent extremism.... more
Women and Social Media

Empowering Women in Fragile States Through Social Media

April 18, 2017
Women in conflict situations and fragile states are using social media tools in many ways.