Leadership and Participation, Peace and Security

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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
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Women Peacekeepers Around the World

September 12, 2018
How do women fit into the history of United Nations peacekeepers? From the first female battalion in Liberia to the Mongolian women who served as peacekeepers in South Sudan, women continue to make history across the globe.
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On International Day Against Nuclear Tests, International Community Has Far to Go

August 29, 2018
More than two decades ago, the international community resolved to make August 29th International Day Against Nuclear Tests. This initiative, put into place as a day for state governments to reaffirm their opposition to nuclear testing, is part of a larger global movement to end not only testing, but the use of all weapons of mass destruction (WMDs). Marking the notable  accomplishments of... Read more
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Barriers to the Full Implementation of Women, Peace and Security Caused by Lack of Funding

August 24, 2018
This is the third 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. Lead advisors for the series include Alexandra Amling, Kelsey Coolidge, and Catie Fowler. Read the first two blogs here and here.  As of 2018, 76 countries have made state... Read more