Peace and Security

Gender Blindness in Peace and Security

Back to the Basics: Gender Blindness Negatively Impacts Security

March 03, 2017
“Gender blindness” refers to the lack of awareness about how men and women are differently affected by a situation due to their different roles, needs, status and priorities in their societies. Gender blindness can negatively impact the goals of peace and security operations, because a failure to take the differences between men and women into account leads to an incomplete understanding of the... Read more
Women Peace Makers

Can Women Make the World More Peaceful?

February 14, 2017
Can women make the world more peaceful?” An enthusiastic “yes!” in response is at the heart of the Women Peace and Security Agenda and of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325. Empowered women have the agency and ability to move a society rife with conflict toward sustainable peace, as declares Laurel Stone.  She brings to light the problematic view of women as mere victims of... Read more
Arno Michaelis, Photo by Sandy Phipps

Saying Their Peace: Arno Michaelis

February 08, 2017
Every Wednesday, the OSF blog highlights quotes from various peacemakers making significant contributions to peace and the advancement of women's rights. Check out the OSF blog weekly for these and other posts.
Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini, Photo by Sandy Phipps

Saying Their Peace: Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini

January 31, 2017
Every Wednesday, the OSF blog highlights quotes from various peacemakers making significant contributions to peace and the advancement of women's rights. Check out the OSF blog weekly for these and other posts.
Melanie Greenberg - Photo by Sandy Phipps

Saying their Peace: Melanie Greenberg

January 18, 2017
Every Wednesday, the OSF blog highlights quotes from various peacemakers making significant contributions to peace and the advancement of women's rights. Check out the OSF blog weekly for these and other posts.

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