Male Allies for WPS

Maeve Kennedy Distinguished Women Award

Global Women’s Groups Honored in Memory of Maeve Kennedy Townsend McKean

July 16, 2020
The organizations, Strategy for Humanity, Our Secure Future, and Mobilizing Men as Partners for Women, Peace and Security are awarding their 2020 Distinguished Partners for Women, Peace and Security Award to grassroots women-led groups from Afghanistan, Guatemala, Jordan, Lebanon, Nepal and Nigeria countries in honor of Maeve Kennedy Townsend McKean, who passed away on April 3, 2020, along... Read more
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Raising Women's Voices: The Status of Women is the Status of the Future

July 09, 2020
The last video of the Raising Women’s Voices series features Mylene Kamara Epse Soro, National Coordinator of the West African Network for Peacebuilding (WANEP)-Côte d’Ivoire. As a national entity within the regional organization, WANEP-Côte d’Ivoire has 20 organization members and 20 individual members with several programs focusing on conflict prevention and response; democracy, good governance... Read more
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Gender Equality in Peace and Security: The Role of Male Leadership

July 02, 2020
On Wednesday, June 24th, 2020, in partnership with the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security, Our Secure Future co-hosted the event “Gender Equality in Peace & Security: The Role of Male Allies” to draw attention to the important role men have in pushing the agenda forward. As a panelist at the event, this blog reflects the remarks from Ambassador Donald Steinberg, the champion... Read more
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Male Allies for Gender Equality

July 02, 2020
by Kelly Case “For 16 years I had the privilege of working with male gender equality advocates on the committee and I saw firsthand their ability to speak out as active agents and stakeholders who can transform social norms, behaviors and gender stereotypes that perpetuate discrimination and inequality.” Pramila Patten “It requires men to question power dynamics in their actions or words and... Read more
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Mobilizing Men as Partners for Change

June 22, 2020
The Women, Peace and Security agenda, as laid out by UN Security Council Resolution 1325, presents many opportunities to transform the peace and security sector. First and foremost, to make formal peacemaking and peacebuilding processes and structures more inclusive, effective, and responsive to the needs and capacities of the entire population. Men are critical partners in this endeavor. Men... Read more