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What You Didn’t Know about Mother’s Day: The Anti-War Origins of a Hallmark Holiday

May 11, 2018
When we think about Mother’s Day in the United States, our minds immediately go to store-bought flowers, Hallmark cards, and going out for brunch.
Nobel Laureates Shirin Ebadi and Mairead Corrigan Maguire

Women Nobel Peace Laureates Organize First-Ever Feminist Summit at G7

May 09, 2018
Setting a groundbreaking precedent, this year’s G7 Summit in Ottawa, Canada was accompanied by the first-ever feminist summit, a side meeting known as the W7.
"I think that women in the peace & security fields have had enough. They are done staying silent. Once this reached a critical mass of voices, it was easier for others to speak out"- Jolynn Shoemaker

Notes From The Field-Experts Weigh In On Women, Peace And Security

April 27, 2018
Our Secure Future sat down to get to know our newest Fellow Jolynn Shoemaker, find out what she is working on, and learn about what frustrates her and gives her hope in the field of Women, Peace and Security.
members of the NGO working group on women, peace and security

The Women of the NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security

April 18, 2018
In 2014, the United Nations Security Council held an open debate on Women, Peace and Security that focused on the theme of “Displaced Women and Girls: Leaders and Survivors.”  Many members of the NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security
Rwandan women and children light a memorial candle

Remembering the Rwandan Genocide

April 12, 2018
Years after the Rwandan genocide of 1994, women such as Eugenie Mukeshimana continue to participate in memorial ceremonies, just as they participated in the critical peace processes that moved their country forward from violence.

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