Our Notes From The Field series has been designed to highlight the opinions and advice of Women, Peace and Security experts around the world. This edition, we speak with Visaka Dharmadasa, founder and chair of the Association of War Affected Women about her work and plans for the future.
In honor of Independence Day in the U.S., we’re highlighting four independent American women who, in their time, inspired and empowered future generations.
A shopkeeper at work in Hargeisa, Somaliland. This shop is one of many beneficiaries of the Somaliland Youth Entrepreneur Fund, which is co-sponsored by Shuraako and KAABA microfinance.
New America conducted an extensive study in which they found a lack of gender perspective among policymakers in national security, though it did not arise out of a lack of interest. Rather, the individuals they surveyed lacked the knowledge and confidence necessary to tackle gender – an issue that can often times feel overwhelming. In sharing information about the role that gender can and should play in our national security strategy, we stand not only to educate ourselves and our leaders, but to secure peace and stability worldwide.
Our Notes From The Field series has been designed to highlight the opinions and advice of Women, Peace and Security experts around the world. In this series, we hope to bring attention not only to the tireless work they’ve been doing, but also to their plans for the future.
For anyone who has ever wanted to feel more connected to WPS, the (free!) Women, Peace and Security app from PeaceWomen is a fantastic resource. It offers something for everyone, at every level of personal and professional involvement.
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Opportunities for women to participate in the economy will improve their earning potential, assisting families to move out of poverty and contribute to the economy.
Evidence indicates that mothers are uniquely positioned in terms of access and proximity to their children, and that they are a key partner in counter-violence strategies.
The following is the second part of a two-part series on the emerging security risk of ignoring women as active participants in social media and hybrid warfare. Part I is available to read here.