Policy and Tools, Women's Rights and Empowerment

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

WPS In Action: Countering Jihad in Pakistan

November 10, 2017
This November, OSF will be participating 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. Bushra Qadeem Hyder, a Pakistani school principal and educationalist, is just... Read more

WPS In Action: An Interview With Mossarat Qadeem

November 08, 2017
This November, OSF will be participating 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. Recently, ICAN, in conjunction with the Ms. Magazine Blog, has published a... Read more

Gender Equality in Coastal Sub-Saharan Africa

November 06, 2017
By Kelsey Soeth  While conducting research for One Earth Future’s new Stable Seas Maritime Security Index, I was reminded of the critical role that women play in improving rule of law and promoting stability in coastal areas. The Index is an online tool that highlights the strengths and challenges of sub-Saharan African coastal states in terms of maritime security and our findings show that... Read more

Thinking Globally, Acting Locally: Reflections on CEDAW and Women’s Civil Society in Davao City, Philippines

October 30, 2017
by Kelsey Coolidge In September 2015, I interviewed the Integrated Gender and Development Division in Davao City, Philippines. The division started in 2003 to oversee and implement the city’s Women and Development Code. This code effectively implemented the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) at the city level. I met with the director for more than an hour... Read more

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