Leadership and Participation

"I think that women in the peace & security fields have had enough. They are done staying silent. Once this reached a critical mass of voices, it was easier for others to speak out"- Jolynn Shoemaker

Notes From The Field-Experts Weigh In On Women, Peace And Security

April 27, 2018
Our Secure Future sat down to get to know our newest Fellow Jolynn Shoemaker, find out what she is working on, and learn about what frustrates her and gives her hope in the field of Women, Peace and Security.
members of the NGO working group on women, peace and security

The Women of the NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security

April 18, 2018
In 2014, the United Nations Security Council held an open debate on Women, Peace and Security that focused on the theme of “Displaced Women and Girls: Leaders and Survivors.”  Many members of the NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security
Rwandan women and children light a memorial candle

Remembering the Rwandan Genocide

April 12, 2018
Years after the Rwandan genocide of 1994, women such as Eugenie Mukeshimana continue to participate in memorial ceremonies, just as they participated in the critical peace processes that moved their country forward from violence.

Speaking Their Peace: Women Peacebuilders Share Insights on Mobilization

March 26, 2018
There can be no peace without women peacebuilders.
Reimagining Women in Post-Conflict Settings

Re-Imagining Women’s Security

March 19, 2018
In a notable moment in the history of Women, Peace, and Security, Chief Commissioner for Human Rights in Northern Ireland Monica Williams launched the study on “Re-Imagining Women’s Security in Po