Opinion & Insights

  • Peace in South Sudan?

    On Saturday, February 22, 2020 South Sudan's political rivals President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Reik Machar announced they will agree to share power and form a unity government. This could end a six-year civil war that has displaced millions of South Sudanese. The World's Halima Gikandi reports. 

  • Is US Foreign Policy Feminist?

    Our Secure Future commissioned a poll of 1,500 registered voters in the U.S. to get a sense of how they view foreign policy decision-makers, whether they see themselves represented in that arena, and whether they consider themselves to be a feminist.

  • Make It So: Mainstreaming a Gender Perspective in Space

    Cynda Collins Arsenault is the founder of Our Secure Future: Women Make the Difference and works hand in hand with the team to provide strategic vision to the program as a part of One Earth Future. She is the co-founder, Board Chair and President of Secure World Foundation, an operating foundation working for the secure and sustainable use of outer space for the benefit of humanity. Ms.

  • Families in the Digital Age

    By leveraging their unique position as confidantes and influencers in families and communities, women and mothers could become important agents of change and key players in the fight against online violence and hate speech. 

  • Men Engage Alliance

    “We envision a world where all people are equal and free from discrimination– a world in which gender justice and human rights are promoted and protected. In order to achieve gender justice for all, we believe men and boys need to be part of the solution as allies to women’s rights and other social justice movements. Equality is only possible if we work together.”

  • Women Wednesday: Melanne Verveer

    “Investments in women are positively correlated to growth, prosperity, stability, democracy, health - and vital to our national security. We cannot write off the talent of half the world and expect to confront our challenges.”

  • Feminist Friday: Ambassador Steven McGann

    "To me that meant promoting human rights, and we all know that women’s rights are human rights, seeking gender equality and protecting vulnerable populations... those are pretty good bases for a national security framework."

  • Brave Girls Film Review

    Brave Girls tells a universally relatable coming-of-age story about rebellion against societal expectations, falling in love, and how the consequences of your decisions can shape the rest of your life. Following three young women from Dholka, India, the film shows how they are charting their own paths within their conservative community and the different ways someone can be brave.