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Perspectives on Peace

March 24, 2021
Recently, One Earth Future launched a series called Perspectives on Peace elevating some of the different voices, experiences, and expertise across OEF’s seven programs and highlighting their dynamic individual stories that contribute to our greater mission of peacebuilding. As March is Women’s History Month, the series began with a focus on women. The inaugural episode features OSF founder Cynda... Read more
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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's Day March

Happy International Women's Day: Letter from the Director

March 08, 2021
Dear Colleagues, To commemorate International Women’s Day, I’d like to ask you a question: How many people does it take to change the world? Recent studies show that the world will change if 3.5% of people are committed to a nonviolent movement. Like Margaret Mead once said, it only takes a small group of dedicated people to make a difference. In March, we celebrate Women’s History Month, and... Read more
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Black Women Peacebuilders throughout US Movements

February 19, 2021
Throughout US history, Black women have been at the forefront of social movements, yet their work is rarely recognized or included in our telling of American history. We at Our Secure Future are taking this Black History Month to celebrate the leadership of Black American women peacebuilders. The crucial work of these women is core to Our Secure Future’s mission.  While we could never... 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