Leadership and Participation

Kamala Harris first VP-elect female

First Female US Vice President-elect!

November 13, 2020
At Our Secure Future, we work to remain bipartisan to support the Women, Peace and Security agenda. WPS in the United States enjoys support from both political parties, with leadership of the Congressional Caucus from Representative Michael Waltz (R) and Representative Lois Frankel (D). We also think it’s important to recognize this historic moment of Vice President-elect Kamala Harris! As the... Read more

30 Days of (t)Ruth

October 01, 2020
Ruth Bader Ginsburg.  An icon. A superhero. A visionary. The “Notorious RBG” as she came to be known needs no grand introduction. Her career as a staunch advocate for women’s rights and gender equality was generation changing.  And then she served on the Supreme Court for 27 years. As the second woman nominated to the highest court in the United States, she was an American patriot.... Read more
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Gender Mainstreaming Success: Lessons from Jamaica

August 25, 2020
This is the first in a series of three blogs excerpted from our recent report on women in the maritime domain, designed to highlight the role of women in maritime industry and governance as well as the intersection of Women, Peace and Security and the maritime space. There are explicit interconnections between Women, Peace and Security, and the maritime domain in Jamaica, resulting in part from... Read more
ISOA and OSF in conversation about women peace and security

SECURITY ROUNDUP: A Conversation with Our Secure Future and the Leadership of International Stability Operations Association

May 29, 2020
Since 2019, Our Secure Future has collaborated with ISOA to support their bold agenda to lead the security community in transforming how it approaches the Women, Peace and Security agenda (WPS), and improving security outcomes.  This is now more important than ever as the United States and the world strive to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. What follows is a discussion among Sahana... Read more
brave girls documentary review

Brave Girls Film Review

August 28, 2019
Set in Dholka, a conservative town in the western state of Gujarat, India, Brave Girls follows the lives of three young women embarking upon adulthood. Karishma, Apsana, and Samira are joining a new program at Pratham Open School to get a second chance at an education. As is the custom in the area, many girls do not go to school beyond the fifth grade. In interviews with a village leader and some... Read more