Engaging Men, Male Allies for WPS

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Men Engage Alliance

September 26, 2019
“We envision a world where all people are equal and free from discrimination– a world in which gender justice and human rights are promoted and protected. In order to achieve gender justice for all, we believe men and boys need to be part of the solution as allies to women’s rights and other social justice movements. Equality is only possible if we work together.” In line with our Mobilizing Men... Read more
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What Happens When (Feminist) People Win

August 22, 2019
A July 2019 opinion piece from Ms. magazine titled “What Happens When (Feminist) Women Win,” by Dr. Suzanna Danuta Walters, extolled the virtues of when women, at least the feminist ones, are in charge. She highlighted Sweden as the first self-proclaimed feminist government with gender parity in parliament and amongst cabinet members; Icelandic Prime Minister Johanna Sigurdardottir’s deftness in... Read more
Ambassador Donald Steinberg for Women, Peace and Security

OSF Fellow Ambassador Donald Steinberg on the U.S. Strategy for Women, Peace and Security—Seizing the Moment?

June 29, 2019
The White House has now released its long-awaited Strategy on Women, Peace, and Security (WPS). The strategy is mandated under the bipartisan Women, Peace, and Security Act of 2017, which requires the Administration to develop a broad national strategy to support meaningful roles for women around the world in peace operations and political, civic, economic, and security systems. The White House... Read more
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Notes from the Field: Women, Peace, and Security Experts Weigh In Interview with Ambassador Donald Steinberg

January 07, 2019
Ambassador Donald Steinberg recently stepped down as president and CEO of World Learning, an international nonprofit organization that provides education, exchange, and development programs in more than 60 countries. Steinberg has more than 40 years of experience in government and nongovernmental organizations, and expertise in the fields of international relations and development; Women,... Read more

The Call for Men in WPS: The Role of Male Allies in a So-Far Female-Dominated Agenda

June 19, 2018
The signing of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 was the first formal recognition of the critical role women play in conflict mitigation and prevention, and peacebuilding. Since then, women have been visibly at the forefront of Women, Peace and Security (WPS), an agenda and movement that stems largely from UNSCR 1325. While the movement has made great strides since its... Read more