Women make the difference for peace & security
Our Secure Future (OSF) works to strengthen the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda to build a more peaceful world through ensuring women’s full participation in governance. Our Secure Future’s purpose is to ensure the effective incorporation of gender perspectives into peace and security decision-making at the international and national level because this leads to better security outcomes for everyone.
Women, Peace and Security recognizes the critical role women play in conflict prevention, resolution and peacebuilding.
The video is part of the materials produced in partnership with the Dallaire Centre of Excellence for Peace and Security and is made possible through a grant from the Mobilizing Insights in Defence and Security (MINDS) program in the Canadian government.
In no other country since World War II did the United States act as a quasi-government either directly or by proxy as it did in Afghanistan during its 2001-2021 civil and military engagement there.
While technology offers immense potential for humanity, the digital ecosystem has also revealed a darker side - and it is closely intertwined with gender inequality. From lack of participation and access to gender-based bias, harassment, and abuse, women’s experiences in the technology space and with digital platforms are often amplifying inequalities.
The full and meaningful leadership, empowerment, and participation of women is essential to resolving deadly conflict and building stable, prosperous, and just post-conflict societies. To help fulfill this vision, Mobilizing Men as Partners for Women, Peace and Security has created a group of leaders that identifies, encourages, and mobilizes the voices of prominent men and women in support of women’s engagement in global processes of peace, reconciliation, and post-conflict reconstruction.
Check out our WPS messaging guide, featuring training videos, social media campaigns, polling projects, fact sheets, and more.
Our Secure Future partners with organizations like the Atlantic Council and the McCain Institute for International Leadership to advance the policy and practice of Women, Peace and Security.