Peace and Security, Women's Rights and Empowerment

Using a Gender Perspective to Move from Water Scarcity to Water Security

September 16, 2017
The recent much-more-than-inclement weather has brought discussions on climate change and environmental protections to the forefront. Worldwide, states have been hit by devastating storms—from Hurricane Irma here in the United States, to sweeping mudslides in Freetown, Sierra Leone, which left an estimated 800 dead and 7,000 displaced. As with political and cultural-based conflict, environmental... Read more
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Faces of WPS: Building Agricultural Capacity in Somaliland

September 12, 2017
 If you’ve been keeping up with our blog, you know our most recent post highlighted Women, Peace and Security expert Zainab Hassan, and her tireless efforts to boost women’s leadership and participation in Somalia. Our sister program, Shuraako, partnered with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and BiD Network to create the Somali AgriFood Fund —a... Read more
Notorious RBG Summer Reads Review

Summer Reads: Notorious RBG

August 04, 2017
“Just as I don’t think that men are the superior sex, neither do I think women are. I think that it is great that we are beginning to use the talents of all of the people, in all walks of life, and that we no longer have the closed doors that we once had.” -Ruth Bader Ginsberg Up next on our list of great summer reads is the New York Times best-seller, Notorious RBG, the Life and Times of... Read more

Notes From The Field: WPS Experts Weigh In

July 06, 2017
Our Notes From The Field series has been designed to highlight the opinions and advice of Women, Peace and Security experts around the world. In this series, we hope to bring attention not only to the tireless work they’ve been doing, but also to the plans they have for the future. Visaka Dharmadasa is the founder and chair of the Association of War Affected Women and Parents of Servicemen... Read more
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On Peace, Justice, and Lady Liberty

July 05, 2017
Both the photo and quote contained here were captured at our first annual Designing Our Secure Future event held in Ottawa, Canada, from June 20-22. “There is no peace without justice, and justice is a woman.” –Rana Allam