Peace and Security

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Women Peacekeepers

August 14, 2018
Lisa M. Buttenheim, the head of the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus speaks to the importance and effectiveness of engaging women in peacekeeping efforts.
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On World Day of Trafficking in Persons, What Can Women, Peace and Security Do for the Human Trafficking Agenda?

July 30, 2018
Although separate agendas, human trafficking and Women, Peace and Security (WPS) are often treated as two parts of the same puzzle. While human trafficking and WPS are not the same, they do share a few similarities that are worth noting to mark the World Day of Trafficking in Persons. First, WPS and human trafficking are two issues that fall into the categories of both human rights and hard... Read more
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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
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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