Story of Women

Being inclusive of women’s opinions and ideas exponentially increases the probability of successful security-related initiatives.  Let's hear the story of women.

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TEDTalk Tuesday: Rumaitha Al Busaidi

July 06, 2021
“When we think of solutions to global warming, we generally think in terms of technology or policy, but other approaches are necessary which have to do with how our societies are structured. The most important of them is educating and empowering women and girls.” Rumaitha Al Busaidi works to be an example of empowerment for her fellow Arab women. She founded WomeX to nurture new generations of... Read more
UN Peacekeeping, Women in conflict, Bosnia, Sexual abuse in peacekeeping, Human rights, International Law, Gender Equality

TEDTalk Tuesday: Madeleine Rees

May 04, 2021
“When your children turn to you and say in that terrible time well it looked as if the world would implode what did you do and you'll be able to look at them you say I stood up for Humanity so you could have yours.” Madeleine Rees OBE, is the Secretary-General of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) and a lawyer who has practiced in the UK and worked for the U.N. One of... Read more
International Law, Gender Equality,Yemen, Women's Rights, Gender-Based Violence

Yemen Through the Lens of Women, Peace and Security: Gender-Based Violence

April 15, 2021
Our Secure Future seeks to promote and raise the voices, thoughts and policy opinions of women around the globe-- particularly when it comes to security, conflict prevention and resolution, and peace. As a guest blog, the views expressed in this publication do not necessarily reflect the views of Our Secure Future or One Earth Future. This blog is the third of a three-part series which examines... Read more
Woman Yemen Community Equality

Yemen Through the Lens of Women, Peace and Security: Marriage

March 15, 2021
Our Secure Future seeks to promote and raise the voices, thoughts and policy opinions of women around the globe-- particularly when it comes to security, conflict prevention and resolution, and peace. As a guest blog, the views expressed in this publication do not necessarily reflect the views of Our Secure Future or One Earth Future. This blog is the second of a three-part series which examines... Read more
Women Cameroon peace

Raising Women’s Voices: Peace is All We Need

May 13, 2020
Meet Jane Frances Mufua from Cameroon who says “peace is all we need.” Written in 2018, she reflects on the challenges of celebrating the International Day of Peace while experiencing the sociopolitical conflict in the northwest and southwest regions of Cameroon. With people facing internal displacement, killings, lootings, and the destruction of property, she explains how crucial it is to... Read more

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