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Women, Peace and Security: There's an Act for That! (Part III)

December 15, 2017
In October 2017, the US Congress and the President officially passed the Women, Peace, and Security Act. The law is a major milestone in recognizing the link between gender equality and the security of states. Now that we have a law that mandates women’s meaningful participation in international peace and security, questions arise about where it came from, what it requires, and why it matters.... Read more

Women, Peace and Security: There's an Act for That! (Part II)

December 11, 2017
In October 2017, the US Congress, and the President, officially passed the Women, Peace, and Security Act. The law is a major milestone in recognizing the link between gender equality and the security of states. Now that we have a law that mandates women’s meaningful participation in international peace and security, questions arise about where it came from, what it requires, and why it matters... Read more

Women, Peace and Security Timeline: 1945-2017

December 06, 2017
This week's blog looks at the trajectory of Women, Peace and Security, a movement over seven decades in the making. The following timeline highlights significant events from 1945 to 2017. 1945:  The United Nations Charter is adopted creating the UN Security Council and giving it power and responsibility to take collective action and maintain international peace and... Read more

Women, Peace and Security: There's an Act for That! (Part I)

December 04, 2017
In October 2017, the US Congress, and the President, officially passed the Women, Peace, and Security Act. The law is a major milestone in recognizing the link between gender equality and the security of states. Now that we have a law that mandates women’s meaningful participation in international peace and security, questions arise about where it came from, what it requires, and why it matters.... Read more

WPS In Action: Countering Violent Extremism in Somalia

November 14, 2017
This November, OSF participated in the International Civil Society Action Network’s (ICAN) Annual Forum in Rabat, Morocco. As an ICAN partner, we wanted to take this opportunity to highlight some of their recently published interviews, featuring insights and expertise straight from their partners in the field. ICAN, in conjunction with the Ms. Magazine Blog, recently published a variety of... Read more

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