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brave girls documentary review

Brave Girls Film Review

August 28, 2019
Set in Dholka, a conservative town in the western state of Gujarat, India, Brave Girls follows the lives of three young women embarking upon adulthood. Karishma, Apsana, and Samira are joining a new program at Pratham Open School to get a second chance at an education. As is the custom in the area, many girls do not go to school beyond the fifth grade. In interviews with a village leader and some... Read more
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Indigenous Women and the Women, Peace and Security Movement

August 09, 2019
Friday, August 9th, is recognized by the United Nations as International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples in order to promote awareness of the contributions and needs of these groups. Estimates from the United Nations place 370 million indigenous people living across the world in 90 countries, representing 5,000 unique cultures and speaking a majority of the world’s approximately 7,000... Read more
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia

Women Wednesday: Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

July 17, 2019
“The size of your dreams must always exceed your current capacity to achieve them. If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough.” Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was the first democratically elected female President in any African country. She served as President of Liberia from 2006-2018 and shared the Nobel Peace Prize with Leymah Gbowee and Tawakkoi Karman in 2011. Upon completion of her... Read more
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Upholding Social Justice Since 2000

February 21, 2019
As February 20th marks World Day of Social Justice, we are proud to look back at the accomplishments of the Women, Peace and Security agenda towards a world free of discrimination. When the landmark United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 was passed in October of 2000, it reaffirmed the “important role of women in the prevention and resolution of conflict, peace negotiations,... Read more
Susanne Jalbert

Notes from the Field: Experts Weigh In on Women, Peace and Security; Interview with Susanne E. Jalbert, PhD

January 25, 2019
As a veteran global activist, Dr. Susanne E. Jalbert has employed economic development as an essential tool toward a more equitable, safe life. Living at the nexus of conflict and development by working with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), she has served as a diplomat in Afghanistan at the Herat Consulate, as business services director in Iraq, and as ongoing... Read more