Policy and Tools, Women's Rights and Empowerment

Women, Peace and Security: There's an Act for That! (Part I)

December 04, 2017
In October 2017, the US Congress, and the President, officially passed the Women, Peace, and Security Act. The law is a major milestone in recognizing the link between gender equality and the security of states. Now that we have a law that mandates women’s meaningful participation in international peace and security, questions arise about where it came from, what it requires, and why it matters.... Read more

16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

November 28, 2017
The theme for 2017’s 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign is “Together We Can End GBV in Education!”  Running from November 25-December 10, the campaign’s goal is to build awareness and advocate to end all forms of gender-based violence once and for all.  Learn how you can get engaged with the 16 Days Campaign’s Activist Toolkit.
Women Peace and Security Three Things

Three Things We Are Grateful for in Women, Peace and Security

November 27, 2017
Last week on Thanksgiving, I had a lot to say thanks for.  First and foremost, I was thankful for my new role as a Project Coordinator with Our Secure Future and to launch my career in Women, Peace, and Security as part of a welcoming team.  There were also many victories in the Women, Peace and Security movement that came to mind and I wanted to take a moment to share three... Read more

In Yemen, Engaging Women is Key to Creating Peace

November 20, 2017
If you’ve been following the ongoing war in Yemen, you’ll already know that at the beginning of this month, Saudi Arabia shut down Yemeni land, air, and sea borders in retaliation for the firing of a missile aimed at an international airport near Riyadh. If you’re an expert on Women, Peace and Security or are interested in human rights in general, you’ll also likely know that, as with so many... Read more

WPS In Action: Countering Violent Extremism in Somalia

November 14, 2017
This November, OSF participated in the International Civil Society Action Network’s (ICAN) Annual Forum in Rabat, Morocco. As an ICAN partner, we wanted to take this opportunity to highlight some of their recently published interviews, featuring insights and expertise straight from their partners in the field. ICAN, in conjunction with the Ms. Magazine Blog, recently published a variety of... Read more