Policy and Tools, Women's Rights and Empowerment

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

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

Hack It! A Gender Perspective on the Small Island Developing States

October 24, 2017
Dessima M. Williams, then Permanent Representative of Grenada to the UN, holds a press conference with Al Binger (off camera), Advisor to the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) group on Climate Change, to discuss their position ahead of the Seventeenth Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, November 2011. UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras. Our previous blog... Read more

Back To Basics: The Micro-Hack (Part III)

October 19, 2017
In the third of three new installments in our Back to Basics series, we cover seven simple WPS micro hacks that will change the way you do your work. Today’s micro hack: Now that we’re near the anniversary of the passing of UN Security Council 1325, ask yourself, how do you think about security? Why? In October 2000, the UN Security Council unanimously passed Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace... Read more

Hack It! A Gender Perspective on the Korean Peninsula

October 17, 2017
This week's blog post contained a second set of Women, Peace and Security micro-hacks from our Director, Sahana Dharmapuri. Now that you’ve had a chance to let them sink in, here’s another way for you to practice your new skills: read this policy brief on security on the Korean Peninsula by Luis Simón at the Institute for European Studies, and put your shiny new micro-hacks to good use!... Read more