Leadership and Participation, Women's Rights and Empowerment

“Science is Not a Boy’s Game”: Celebrating International Day of Women and Girls in Science

February 06, 2018
“Science is not a boy's game, it's not a girl's game. It's everyone's game. It's about where we are and where we're going.  Space travel benefits us here on Earth. And we ain't stopped yet. There's more exploration to come."- Nichelle Nichols From radioactivity pioneer Marie Curie, to primatologist Jane Goodall, and African-American NASA mathematicians Katherine Johnson, Mary Jackson, and... Read more
Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks and the Women Behind the Civil Rights Movement

January 30, 2018
While many remember Rosa Parks as the women who catalyzed desegregation protests by boycotting public transportation with discriminatory ordinances in Montgomery, Alabama, she was not the only woman to refuse to give up her seat.   The women and men who successfully ended segregated bussing show us that peacebuilding and progress come from the grassroots efforts of ordinary civilians... Read more

Remembering the Women Who Resisted the Holocaust

January 24, 2018
As we mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 26th, let us also remember the women that contributed to Holocaust resistance, often putting themselves in harm’s way.  Among them are the following heroes: Irenda Sendler- The Polish social worker who smuggled children out of Jewish ghettoes, rescuing 2,500 with her network over the course of WWII Hannah Szenes- The Jewish... Read more

Can Women Save the World? Why Women Need to Be Included In Our Approach to Natural Disaster

January 19, 2018
2017 felt like a year of disaster.  From the hurricanes in Texas and Puerto Rico, to a 7.1 magnitude earthquake in Mexico City and massive landslides in Colombia, Sierra Leone, and South Asia, natural disaster impacted every region of the globe.  In 2018, natural disaster brought on by climate change is only predicted to worsen and—if that wasn’t bad enough news already—scientists... Read more

Honoring Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 15, 2018
This year marks 50 years since the assassination of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.  While MLK was not specifically an advocate for women’s empowerment, the progress he made for the civil rights movement during his life continues to provide us with valuable lessons for Women, Peace and Security.  The following are three components of MLK’s civil rights movement that run... Read more

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