Engaging Men, Peace and Security, Policy and Tools

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

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
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Yemeni Women Demand Seat at the Table

January 15, 2019
My hope is that we will be living in peace five years from now. - Yemeni Woman Peacebuilder Yemeni women have been at the forefront of peacebuilding in Yemen. The country has been undergoing violent conflict since 2011 and women are demanding to be included in formal peace negotiations. To learn more about the recommendations that Yemeni women peacebuilders have for parties to the conflict in... Read more
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Look Back at 2018: The Year in Women, Peace and Security

December 31, 2018
Download PDF: Look Back at 2018: The Year in Women, Peace and Security Photo credits: EU Flag, Cred: Wikimedia Commons; Sahle Work-Zewde, Cred: IPTC; Ihlan Omar, Cred: Wikimedia Commons; Security Council, Cred: UN Photo/Cia Pak; Switzerland Flag Map, Cred: Wikimedia Commons; Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau; Cred: Wikimedia Commons; EAPC Countries, Cred: Wikimedia Commons... Read more