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Women, Climate, & Conflict: Global Warming as a Complex Threat Multiplier

September 22, 2021
As a guest blog, the views expressed in this publication do not necessarily reflect the views of Our Secure Future or One Earth Future.  Previously, we talked about how climate change impacts all genders, but not equally. When conflict and climate combine, the intersectional nature of their impacts is even more profound. This is the second article in the women-climate-conflict nexus series... Read more

Gender Equality: A Movement Without Borders

September 14, 2021
Too frequently, we see women in far away countries as separate from ourselves instead of recognizing, correctly, that their fight is our fight. While the United States celebrates the end of a 20-year war, Afghan women have been abandoned by the international community, and left behind to cope with a regime that views their very existence as a threat.  What Afghan women are currently... Read more

OSF’s Letters on Afghanistan

August 31, 2021
Since the Biden Administration's announcement of a full U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, Our Secure Future has been working on ensuring the continued implementation of the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Act of 2017. With the impending August 31 deadline, OSF has ramped up our efforts. Both in collaboration with Alliance for Peacebuilding and independently, OSF has launched two letters to... Read more
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Women, Climate, & Conflict: Why Gender Matters

August 24, 2021
As a guest blog, the views expressed in this publication do not necessarily reflect the views of Our Secure Future or One Earth Future.   Climate change is a reality, one that is in the process of radically changing earth systems. In 2021 alone, we clearly see the results. Wildfires have ripped through North America towns, as well as several Canadian provinces. Floods swept away large... Read more
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Our Secure Future Celebrates Pride

June 29, 2021
This June, we are excited to celebrate Pride Month, and the activism of LGBTQ+ individuals throughout history. Community leaders from Harvey Milk to Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera to Audre Lorde to Edith Windsor to Raquel Willis to the Fab5, and so many others, have improved our collective security through their fight across decades for their own human rights and individual security.... Read more

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