Peace and Security

Journey of a Thousand Miles: Peacekeepers still

An Inside Look at Bangladesh’s All-Women Peacekeeping Unit

October 16, 2018
What challenges do women face as peacekeepers? A Journey of a Thousand Miles: Peacekeepers follows a unit of 162 all-women peacekeepers from their training to their deployment in post-earthquake Haiti from 2013-2014. The women come from all backgrounds and from every part of Bangladesh and the film documents their mission to shatter stereotypes and restore stability in Haiti.
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National Action Plan Case Study: Australia as a Model for Success

October 12, 2018
This is the fourth installment in a blog series on civil society engagement with the Women, Peace and Security agenda. The series shares perspectives from multiple focus areas of One Earth Future. Contributors to the series include Alexandra Amling, Kelsey Coolidge, and Catie Fowler. Catch up on your reading for this series with the first three blogs on civil society organizations... Read more
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Why Do We Need Women to Build Peace?

October 09, 2018
Women peacekeepers are a critical part of building and sustaining peace, but still make up the minority of peacekeeping forces worldwide. This video by UN Women explains why we need to have women peacekeepers and what they do in the field.
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The Woman Leading the Movement Against Nuclear Weapons

September 26, 2018
“Giving voice to that humanitarian perspective is how we will create the end of fear, the end of denial. And ultimately, the end of nuclear weapons.”- Beatrice Fihn On December 10, 2017, Beatrice Fihn, the Executive Director of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), accepted the Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of her organization. ICAN is a global coalition of non-governmental... Read more
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Women Are Key to International Peace

September 19, 2018
There is a growing body of evidence that tells us women are the key to global, sustainable peace and security through the Women, Peace and Security agenda. For International Day of Peace on September 21st, Our Secure Future urges the international community to engage women in meaningful conversations on how peace can be built and maintained. *To learn more about women’s invaluable contributions... Read more