Leadership and Participation, Story of Women, Women's Rights and Empowerment

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
photo collage of demonstrations around the world to stop violence against women

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

November 20, 2018
Demonstrations around the world for the elimination of violence against women. From top left, clockwise: Ecuador, UN Women; Laos, UN Women; Tanzania, UN Women; and Darfur, UN Photo/ Albert Gonzales Farran. Our Secure Future stands with women and men around the world committed to eliminating violence against women. We believe in a more peaceful future transformed by women’s full participation.... Read more
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Reweaving Society: Colombia’s Nasa Women Reviving Culture and Dialogue

November 09, 2018
This is the sixth installment in a blog series on civil society engagement with the Women, Peace and Security agenda. The series shares perspectives from multiple focus areas of One Earth Future. Contributors to the series include Alexandra Amling, Kelsey Coolidge, and Catie Fowler. Catch up on your reading for this series with the first four blogs on civil society organizations,... Read more
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The Role of Gender in Disaster Response: How to Include the Voices of Women in Humanitarian Programming

November 06, 2018
“Very often, and particularly in disaster situations, women are perceived as victims, [a] helpless, vulnerable lot. This is how media portrays women, as well as many in disaster management. On the contrary, we see women as a resource. They have great capacities and strengths to manage emergencies, to take care of and manage families in displaced situations and to contribute to the rebuilding of... Read more

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