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Black Women Peacebuilders throughout US Movements

February 19, 2021
Throughout US history, Black women have been at the forefront of social movements, yet their work is rarely recognized or included in our telling of American history. We at Our Secure Future are taking this Black History Month to celebrate the leadership of Black American women peacebuilders. The crucial work of these women is core to Our Secure Future’s mission.  While we could never... Read more
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Gender Mainstreaming Success: Lessons from Jamaica

August 25, 2020
This is the first in a series of three blogs excerpted from our recent report on women in the maritime domain, designed to highlight the role of women in maritime industry and governance as well as the intersection of Women, Peace and Security and the maritime space. There are explicit interconnections between Women, Peace and Security, and the maritime domain in Jamaica, resulting in part from... Read more
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Guest Blog: Why Rape and Femicide Across Africa is More Deadly Than COVID-19

August 12, 2020
Our Secure Future seeks to promote and raise the voices, thoughts and policy opinions of women around the globe. Particularly when it comes to security, conflict prevention and resolution, and peace. As a guest blog, the views expressed in this publication do not necessarily reflect the views of Our Secure Future or One Earth Future.  After the first recorded African case of COVID-19 in... Read more
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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