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The Bipartisan Support behind the US Women, Peace, and Security Act

October 03, 2018
In October 2017, the US Women, Peace, and Security Act was passed, making the United States of America the second state in the world to pass legislation in support of the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda, following Israel’s Women’s Equal Rights Law of 1951 with specific language on implementing WPS. The first iteration of the WPS Act was introduced in 2012 by the 112th Congress with... Read more
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Micro-Hacks for Women, Peace and Security in Practice: Building a Curriculum

October 01, 2018
One of the best strategies for advancing the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda is to establish the minimum core competencies that will help trainers and educators explain how to put the WPS agenda into practice. Educators should incorporate these competencies into all trainings and classes for soldiers, graduate students, and policy professionals alike. In August 2017, Our Secure Future... Read more
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Micro-Hacks for Gender Equality: Tips from Sweden’s Feminist Foreign Policy Handbook

September 14, 2018
Gender mainstreaming is a necessary tool for ensuring that the needs of women, men, boys, and girls are met and for implementing the Women, Peace and Security agenda. Sweden’s Feminist Foreign Policy Handbook is full of tips and best practices to operationalize a feminist foreign policy. Situation reports and monitoring and evaluation are critical to assessing the different needs of women, men,... Read more
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Micro-Hacks for Gender Equality: Tips from Sweden’s Feminist Foreign Policy Handbook

September 07, 2018
Gender mainstreaming is a critical pillar of the Women, Peace and Security agenda, and gender analysis is necessary to do it. Sweden’s newly released Feminist Foreign Policy Handbook is full of tips and best practices for incorporating gender analysis in foreign policy. This reporting checklist is a useful tool for conducting situation reports and monitoring and evaluation in the field. Taking... 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

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