Leadership and Participation

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In South Sudan, Are Celebrations Over Recent Peace Too Soon?

August 20, 2018
This is the second in a blog series on civil society engagement in the Women, Peace and Security agenda, which shares perspectives from multiple focus areas of One Earth Future. Lead advisors for the series include Alexandra Amling, Kelsey Coolidge, and Catie Fowler.  Read the first here. Another peace agreement has been signed and celebrated in South Sudan. However, it is essentially... Read more
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For Women, Peace and Security to Work, Women Need to Be Engaged on the Ground

August 13, 2018
This is the first in a blog series on civil society engagement in the Women, Peace and Security agenda, which shares perspectives from multiple focus areas of One Earth Future. Lead advisors for the series include Alexandra Amling, Kelsey Coolidge, and Catie Fowler. “It is essential that the government recognizes the vital contributions of women-led civil society organizations to... Read more
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Can Women in Parliament Reduce Global Levels of Corruption?

August 03, 2018
The release of the 2018 Global Corruption Perceptions Index (GCPI) marked the report’s twenty-fourth anniversary. While this data set provides a summary of corruption globally, women continue to be missing from the analysis. The index scores countries on the basis of their perceived levels of public sector corruption according to experts and business people but fails to include a gendered... Read more
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Women Wednesday: Michelle Bachelete

August 01, 2018
“We simply can no longer afford to deny the full potential of one half of the population. The world needs to tap into the talent and wisdom of women. Whether the issue is food security, economic recovery, health, or peace and security, the participation of women is needed now more than ever.” - Michelle Bachelet, First woman President of Chile
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Notes from the Field: Experts Weigh in on Women, Peace and Security

July 23, 2018
The Somali Women Solidarity Organization (SWSO) was formed in 2006 as a community-based organization engaged in promoting solidarity and increasing women’s participation in decision-making processes. It is active across Lower Jubba, with headquarters in Kismayo and field offices in Dhobley, Dolow, and Afmadhow districts. SWSO is actively engaged in peacebuilding work and partners with the UN High... Read more

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