Peace and Security

Malala Yousafzai

World Malala Day

July 11, 2018
On July 12th 2013, Malala Yousafzai spent her sixteenth birthday at the United Nations, giving her famous speech calling for worldwide access to education.  Five years later, Our Secure Future is happy to celebrate this young woman peacebuilder and all the work she has done to create a more secure world.

Women at Forefront of Countering Violent Extremism in Syria

July 10, 2018
Resistance to extremism is often most successful in places where women actively participate when their rights are threatened and in communities that have strong civil society networks. This is currently the situation in Idlib, Syria.  Back in May, an opposition media website called SMART News Agency, released a report detailing educational and administrative corruption at Idlib University.... Read more
Women UN Peacekeepers march

Honoring Women Peacekeepers

May 29, 2018
In 2011, police women marched at the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur, commemorating the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers

A Case for Gender Mainstreaming in Peacekeeping Missions

May 29, 2018
The evidence shows that the presence of women in peacekeeping operations has a positive effect on its missions. However, despite the United Nations request to its members that it increase contributions from females in every mission, the numbers of those sent to the field remain low. Current operations show little improvement. While the increased presence of women in military units would be a sign... Read more

Honoring Women Peacekeepers

May 22, 2018
Serin Cherian, a female Nurse Officer with the Indian contingent of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), poses outside of UNIFIL’s Headquarters Hospital in Naqoura, South Lebanon.