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Back to Basics: The Women, Peace and Security Mandate Has Four Pillars (Part II)

March 30, 2018
It is a fundamental principle of the Women, Peace and Security agenda that human security and state security are intrinsically linked. That is, there cannot be human security without peaceful states, and there cannot be durable peace for states without the safety of their citizens.

Back to Basics: The Women, Peace and Security Mandate Has Four Pillars (Part I)

March 23, 2018
In 1901, when Theodore Roosevelt said, “Speak softly, but carry a big stick,” he meant that diplomacy is important, but the real muscle of diplomacy rests in the threat of using military force.

Security Roundtable: Expert Interviews with Women Leaders in Women, Peace and Security

March 09, 2018
Did you know that there is one UN Security Council resolution that has a global constituency of feminists?

Security Roundtable: Women, Peace and Security expert, Cynthia Enloe

February 16, 2018
In this second part of our Security Roundtable interview series, Our Secure Future speaks with expert Cynthia Enloe to examine United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325, learn about challenges in t

As Major Donors of Foreign Aid Renew Their National Action Plans, What Will it Mean for Women, Peace and Security?

February 11, 2018
To kick off 2018, two of the world’s largest donors of foreign aid renewed their commitments to the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda.