June 29, 2019 The White House has now released its long-awaited Strategy on Women, Peace, and Security (WPS). The strategy is mandated under the bipartisan Women, Peace, and Security Act of 2017, which requires the Administration to develop a broad national strategy to support meaningful roles for women around the world in peace operations and political, civic, economic, and security systems. The White House... Read more
February 13, 2019 How can a radio program save lives? An example from the Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute’s SOLLIMS Sampler tells us how applying a gender perspective to radio programming in Afghanistan did exactly that.
The Communications Action Group for Regional Command-East in Afghanistan was responsible for information operations and public affairs in eastern Afghanistan and developed an... Read more
December 31, 2018
Download PDF: Look Back at 2018: The Year in Women, Peace and Security
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December 11, 2018 On September 25, 2017, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) gave this statement on the critical importance of promoting women’s participation in conflict prevention and resolution, citing the efforts of women peacebuilders around the world. Congresswoman Schakowsky helped to introduce the US Women, Peace, and Security Act, which passed with bipartisan support.
*The WPS Act calls for a government-... Read more
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