Leadership and Participation

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. Three women from Our Secure Future’s partner organization, the Women’s Alliance for Security Leadership (WASL), share their insights on women’s engagement in peace and reconciliation. Laylah Al-Sanousi“Women are actively working to bolster the concept of peace through community awareness, which is the foundation of peacebuilding and national... Read more
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 Post-Conflict Societies.” The study was conducted across Northern Ireland, South Africa, and Lebanon.  Among the list of policy recommendations that followed were a call for women to have a more... Read more
Female Nobel Peace Prize Winners

Five Female Nobel Peace Prize Winners to Add to Your Reading List

March 16, 2018
Looking to brush up on your readings from women peacebuilders? Then we have the list for you! From original articles by Tawakkol Karman, the “mother of the revolution” in Yemen, to videos of Liberia’s feminist peacemaking movement, here are five female Nobel Peace Prize Winners you should know about. Shirin Ebadi “How can you defy fear? Fear is a human instinct, just like hunger. Whether you... Read more

How Two Women Built Peace in Northern Ireland’s Deeply Divided Society

March 14, 2018
Despite its origins as a day of worship for Ireland’s patron saint, today, St. Patrick’s Day is the most globally celebrated holiday.  It far exceeds the global celebration of similar holidays, such as of Bastille Day, The Fourth of July or Cinco Day Mayo.  Inside Ireland, both Catholics and Protestants revere the saint; making him a source of unification for a historically divided... Read more