Peace and Security

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The Parallels of Human Trafficking and Human Security

August 01, 2019
This week, as the United Nations Day Against Human Trafficking is recognized, we are reflecting on the nature of policy frameworks surrounding issues outside of the traditional security structure. Increasingly identified as a national security threat, human trafficking straddles the line between a crime against an individual and one against human dignity. Realizing the danger in a culture of... Read more
Podcasts for Peace

Podcasts for Peace and Security

July 22, 2019
In honor of summer vacations and long road trips, we’re recommending three podcasts that are giving us life! Each puts a unique focus on varying security issues; some shows dedicate more attention to the application of a gender perspective while others take a traditional or widely accepted notion and dissect the history behind it. We think you will enjoy them all, and we hope to bring you more... Read more
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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

Radio for Peace: How Gender Analysis Can Lead to Lifesaving Communications

February 13, 2019
How can a radio program save lives? An example from the Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute’s SOLLIMS Sampler tells us how applying a gender perspective to radio programming in Afghanistan did exactly that. The Communications Action Group for Regional Command-East in Afghanistan was responsible for information operations and public affairs in eastern Afghanistan and developed an... Read more
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Parity on the Frontline: UN Seeks to Boost Number of Female Peacekeepers

February 05, 2019
With 8,000 women deployed in peacekeeping missions as of 2018, women comprised only 4 percent of peacekeeping soldiers and 10 percent of peacekeeping police. From Cyprus to Lebanon to South Sudan, find out what women peacekeepers are doing around the world and why that matters to peace and security in this video by The 51% at France 24.* *The 51% is “a program about women who are reshaping our... Read more