June 05, 2018 On World Environment Day, Our Secure Future is pleased to highlight three women leaders who are drawing the link from human rights to the environment.Vandana ShivaAn Indian scholar and environmentalist that started Navdanya, a national movement that promotes the use of native seeds for farming, organic practices, and fair trade.You are not Atlas carrying the world on your shoulder. It is... Read more
June 04, 2018 This year’s election in Iraq saw a surge of new female candidates who ran their campaigns in a nontraditional way. Women appeared on campaign posters wearing makeup and no headscarves.
Many were outraged by the images, even going so far as to tear them down or deface them. Others were more enthusiastic about the break from tradition and were more willing to vote for young,... Read more
May 29, 2018 The evidence shows that the presence of women in peacekeeping operations has a positive effect on its missions. However, despite the United Nations request to its members that it increase contributions from females in every mission, the numbers of those sent to the field remain low. Current operations show little improvement. While the increased presence of women in military units would be a sign... Read more
May 22, 2018 Serin Cherian, a female Nurse Officer with the Indian contingent of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), poses outside of UNIFIL’s Headquarters Hospital in Naqoura, South Lebanon.