Leadership and Participation, Women's Rights and Empowerment

members of the NGO working group on women, peace and security

The Women of the NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security

April 18, 2018
In 2014, the United Nations Security Council held an open debate on Women, Peace and Security that focused on the theme of “Displaced Women and Girls: Leaders and Survivors.”  Many members of the NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security were there to share their opinions, highlighting the importance of civil society participation in Women, Peace and Security initiatives.  The NGO... Read more
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No Such Thing as a Perfect Peace: Takeaway Lessons on Women in Governance in Rwanda’s Post-Conflict Process

April 06, 2018
In 1994, the world would have never thought that Rwanda—a country that had erupted overnight into genocide—would later be known as a post-conflict exemplar of gender equality. Yet, this reputation is easily justified. After the genocide, women’s groups in Rwanda reached across ethnic divides, engaging women in peacebuilding and reconciliation. A constitutional gender quota of 30% was set for... Read more

Security Roundtable: Expert Interviews with Women Leaders in Women, Peace and Security

March 09, 2018
Did you know that there is one UN Security Council resolution that has a global constituency of feminists?  This watershed resolution, the UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security (UNSCR 1325), was unanimously adopted in October 2000 to elevate the presence of women in decision-making positions in matters of international peace and security.   It is... Read more

The Women We Will Be

March 06, 2018
This International Women’s Day, Our Secure Future celebrates the women of the future.  Sometimes being a female is hard, but women and girls are constantly gaining more rights and opportunities.  We are proud to take part in a movement that creates greater equality and female leadership in the world.

Where Are All the Women? Here Are All the Women!

March 02, 2018
In 2015, Elle Magazine began their #MoreWomen Campaign, to highlight the absence of women from international leadership and decision-making bodies by photoshopping men out of historical photos.  This movement picked up steam as feminists around the world continued to ask, “Where are all the women?”  Certainly, there is a lack of female participation in the upper echelons of global... Read more