Leadership and Participation, Peace and Security

ISOA and OSF in conversation about women peace and security

SECURITY ROUNDUP: A Conversation with Our Secure Future and the Leadership of International Stability Operations Association

May 29, 2020
Since 2019, Our Secure Future has collaborated with ISOA to support their bold agenda to lead the security community in transforming how it approaches the Women, Peace and Security agenda (WPS), and improving security outcomes.  This is now more important than ever as the United States and the world strive to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. What follows is a discussion among Sahana... Read more
brave girls documentary review

Brave Girls Film Review

August 28, 2019
Set in Dholka, a conservative town in the western state of Gujarat, India, Brave Girls follows the lives of three young women embarking upon adulthood. Karishma, Apsana, and Samira are joining a new program at Pratham Open School to get a second chance at an education. As is the custom in the area, many girls do not go to school beyond the fifth grade. In interviews with a village leader and some... Read more
Maria Grazia Giammarinaro Feminist

Women Wednesday: Maria Grazia Giammarinaro

July 30, 2019
“Preventive anti-trafficking measures should be considered both as life-saving interventions and as being aimed at preventing violence against women. It is vital that trafficking be fully integrated into the Security Council’s ‘Women, Peace and Security’ agenda, which prioritises the importance of women’s participation throughout the peace process, from conflict prevention to peacebuilding and... Read more
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia

Women Wednesday: Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

July 17, 2019
“The size of your dreams must always exceed your current capacity to achieve them. If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough.” Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was the first democratically elected female President in any African country. She served as President of Liberia from 2006-2018 and shared the Nobel Peace Prize with Leymah Gbowee and Tawakkoi Karman in 2011. Upon completion of her... Read more
Sahana Dharmapuri Women Peace Security 2019

Letter from the Director: Make 2019 the best year yet for Women, Peace and Security

January 21, 2019
“Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal.”- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. As we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day this year, we are reminded of this quote and the many ways that Women, Peace and Security is both a goal and the means by which we arrive at peace. Looking forward to the new hopes and challenges that await us, we are resolved... Read more

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