Women, Peace, and Security

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#SecureTogether: Women, Peace and Security

Earlier today DKI APCSS Director Lt.Gen. (Ret.) Dan Leaf spoke about Women, Peace, and Security at the "Collaborative Approaches to Global Security" event held a the Newseum in Washington, DC. Full video of the event and all speakers is online at: http://forum.inclusivesecurity.org/livestream...

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2023 Eastern Mediterranean Security Roundtable

The Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies, in partnership with theTurkish Asian Center for Strategic Studies(TASAM), a leading Turkish think-tank, held a roundtable discussion in Istanbul, Türkiye, from 17–19 July 2023. Scholars from Bahrain, Egypt, Israel, Kuwait, Lebanon,...

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2023 NESA-AFRICOM Changing Nature of Security, Capacity, and Institutions Workshop

From 11–16 June 2023, the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies conducted, in partnership with U.S. Africa Command, the “NESA-AFRICOM Changing Nature of Security, Capacity, and Institutions Workshop” in Casablanca, Morocco. Security discussions on capacity building and the...

Africa’s youth bulge an opportunity, not a liability

While youth are demographically dominant on the African continent most see themselves as an excluded minority. This self-identification as a marginalized, rejected, and, in some cases, feared group, can create feelings of neglect and ridicule which, if not addressed appropriately, could be...

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Alumna Amanda Ellis Presents to the Fellows of CSC 22-3

DKI APCSS Alumna and New Zealand Amb. Amanda Ellis (TSC 17-1) returned to the Center to visit the Fellows of CSC 22-3. On October 12, She presented her lecture on “Leveraging the Diversity Dividend: How inclusive action leads to sustainable development outcomes.” Her lecture underscored the...

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Alumnus Finds Missing Piece of Counterterrorism Puzzle at Marshall Center

By Christine June GCMC Public Affairs GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (Aug. 4, 2017) – Palestinian Preventive Security Service Lt. Col. Sameer Marouf Masri knew he was missing a part of the picture on how online cyber profiling could be a source of information in identifying terrorists...

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Argentine Delegation Visits the Perry Center to Discuss Women, Peace, and Security

On August 22, 2016, the William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies hosted a delegation of four Argentine defense professionals as part of U.S. Southern Command’s support to the National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security. Accompanying Rear Admiral Maria Ines Uriarte of the...

Building an Effective Security Sector through Inclusion

A workshop on “Building an Effective Security Sector through Inclusion” was held March 12-14, 2013 in Nha Trang, Vietnam. Hosted by the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (APCSS), in partnership with the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam’s Institute of Foreign Policy and Strategic...

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Combating Transnational Threats Senior Executive Seminar (CTSES): “Technological Innovation & Security Challenges in the NESA Region”

From 22–26 January 2024, the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies hosted a Combating Transnational Threats Senior Executive Seminar (CTSES) titled“Technological Innovation & Security Challenges in the NESA Region,”held at National Defense University in Washington, D.C...

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Connecting Central Asia, the South Caucasus, and Beyond

From 9–12 July 2023, the NESA Center hosted the 10thannual Strategic Studies Network (SSN) Central Asia Working Group meeting in Baku, Azerbaijan. The NESA Center partnered with theCaspian Policy Center(CPC) and theAzerbaijan Diplomatic Academy(ADA) to manage the workshop that gathered experts...

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COVID-19 Healthcare Workers: 70% are Women

“COVID-19 Healthcare Workers: 70% are Women” is a new paper authored by Dr. Inez Miyamoto for Security Nexus. In this paper, Dr. Miyamoto highlights the need for research to understand the challenges healthcare workers face from a gendered perspective to better respond to pandemics. Excerpt...

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DIILS ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT

May 29, 2020 – Today is International Day of UN Peacekeeping. The theme for this year is Women in Peacekeeping, in recognition of the twentieth anniversary of the adoption of UN Security Council Resolution #1325 on Women, Peace and Security. Today we honor and thank all UN Peacekeepers, and...

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DIILS RECOGNIZES INTERNATIONAL DAY OF UN PEACEKEEPERS, MAY 29, 2020

Click on the link: 2020 Theme: Women in Peacekeeping: A Key to Peace

Director Leaf addresses ‘Smart Power’ symposium

“If you leave anyone in the organization on the sidelines, if you don’t leverage what they can contribute, your unit is less effective,” advised Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (APCSS) Director Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Dan Leaf to an audience of students, officials, NGOs and diplomats at...

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DKI APCSS Faculty Participate in Women, Peace & Security Symposium

Two DKI APCSS faculty recently participated in the U.S. Naval War College’s 9th Annual Symposium on Women, Peace, and Security which was held there April 26-28, 2023. Dr. James Minnich contributed with a book chapter and panel presentation on “Politics of Belonging: Men as Allies in the...

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Executive Seminar: Strategic Competition and Regional Cooperation

From 4–15 December 2023, the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies hosted the Executive Seminar (ES): “Strategic Competition and Regional Cooperation.” Throughout the two-week virtual event, the NESA Center hosted representatives from all over the world to discuss different...

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Global Counterterrorism Workshop Builds the Team, Explores Increasing Role of Women

By Christine June GCMC Public Affairs GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (Jan. 12, 2017) – Getting his point across to 69 fellow counterterrorism practitioners from 44 countries, Lt. Col. Sameer Marouf Masri told the real-life account of one of his female security officers, who ran an 18-...

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Gulf Security Roundtable Discussion

From 25–26 April 2023, the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies held a Gulf security roundtable discussion in partnership with the Qatari Armed Forces Center for Strategic Studies and Chatham House in London. NESA Center Deputy Director COL David Lamm, USA (Ret.) and...

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Hindsight, Insight, Foresight: Thinking about Security in the Indo-Pacific.

aside { width: 40%; padding-left: 18px; margin-left: 1px; float: right; font-style: italic; } As part of the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies 25th Anniversary, the Center has produced this publication, “Hindsight, Insight, Foresight: Thinking about...

How to Improve Security Outcomes During a Pandemic? Start with a Gender Lens
How to Improve Security Outcomes During a Pandemic? Start with a Gender Lens

“How to Improve Security Outcomes During a Pandemic? Start with a Gender Lens” is a new paper authored by Sharon Gouveia Feist and Monica S. Herrera forSecurity Nexus. In this paper, they state that “Here in Hawai‘i, in response to increased multi-island reporting that landlords are...

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Seminar : Security Nexus Webinar | Australia's First Female Commando: A Tale of Resilience featuring LTC Robyn Fellowes

11 Mar. Episode 10, Australia's First Female Commando: A Tale of Resiliencefeaturing LTC Robyn Fellowes Discover her early life on a Queensland farm, her path to becoming the first Australian woman to earn the Commando Green Beret and her extensive global operational experiences. We'll...

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Mujeres, Paz, y Seguridad

Mujeres, Paz y Seguridad es una iniciativa internacional que busca generar políticas y acciones que garanticen la participación de las mujeres en la resolución de conflictos, a la vez que protege sus derechos y su papel activo en los procesos de paz. El Consejo de Seguridad de las Organización de...

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Women of the FARC

The landmark 2016 Colombian peace agreement mentions the word “mujer” (the Spanish word for woman) 197 times. In fact, this agreement was notable for the incorporation of a gender perspective in its negotiation agenda, in addition to ending a six-decade conflict that resulted in the deaths of more...

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Women, Peace and Security. SUMMER 2015
Women, Peace and Security. SUMMER 2015

The SUMMER 2015issue of Connections presents original articles on Women, Peace and Security and various Gender related topics - Gender and the Security Sector, NATO approach to the Women, Peace and Security Agenda, the Bundeswehr and Female Soldiers, as well as Gender Mainstreamingof the Security...

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A Case for a Feminist Foreign Policy in Bangladesh
A Case for a Feminist Foreign Policy in Bangladesh

APCSS alumnus Shafqat Munir writes, "Despite being a relatively new concept, Feminist Foreign Policy (FFP) has been gaining considerable momentum in recent years. In 2014, Sweden became the first country to establish an FFP, putting forth a unique and transformative foreign policy agenda. The...

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Alumni Publication: Pressure the Taliban to protect women’s rights by Shanthie Mariet D’Souza

NESA Center AlumnaShanthie Mariet D'Souzaauthored an opinion piecepublished by the Hindustan Timeson 19 January 2023 titled “Pressure the Taliban to protect women’s rights.” Read the piece here The views presented in this article are those of the speaker or author and do not...

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Alumni Publication: Human Security Implications of Online Hate Speech against Women: The Barrier to Women’s Political Participation by Charani Patabendige

On International Women's Day, 08 March 2023,Modern Diplomacy publishedNESA Center alumna Charani Patabendige's Op-Ed on the implications of online hate speech against women, titled"Human Security Implications of Online Hate Speech against Women: The Barrier to Women’s Political Participation."...

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Alumni Publication: Women and entrepreneurship by Eman Ragab

On 14 March 2023,Ahram Online publishedNESA Center alumna Eman Ragab's opinion piece titled"Women in entrepreneurship." "Policymakers who want to empower women in the Arab region need to look more closely at the access enjoyed by women entrepreneurs to digital and other technologies, writes Eman...

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Alumni Publication: "North African Feminism’s Growing Impact" by Moha Ennaji

On 06 April 2023,Project Syndicate publishedNESA Center alumnus Moha Ennaji's article titled"North African Feminism’s Growing Impact." "Since the Arab Spring, feminist movements have transformed gender roles in Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia, and secured hard-fought real-world gains for women and...

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Women’s secret war: the inside story of how the US military sent female soldiers on covert combat missions to Afghanistan

"Women’s secret war: the inside story of how the US military sent female soldiers on covert combat missions toAfghanistan" is an eye-opening account published on 22 May 2023 in The Conversation US that delves into the untold narrative of the U.S. military's deployment of female soldiers on missions...

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NESA Center Women, Peace and Security (WPS) E-Book

During the NESA Center-U.S. Africa Command workshop series in Bangkok, Thailand from 29 April – 6 May 2023, the NESA Center released its first-everWomen, Peace and Security (WPS) E-Book. The book, titled“Women, Peace, and Security, On the 23rd Anniversary of UN Resolution 1325 and NESA’s...

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Alumni Publication: "Navigating Afghanistan’s Complex Path Towards Freedom and Inclusion" by Mustafa Aryan

On 23 June,Salzburg Global Seminar published NESA Center alumMustafa Aryan's latest piece"Navigating Afghanistan’s Complex Path Towards Freedom and Inclusion." This op-ed is part of a series, written by Salzburg Global Fellows and speakers of the Salzburg Global Weekend, with the theme "...

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Alumni Publication: "Empowerment and Challenges: New Media and New Spaces for Women in Times of Conflict" by Mai Aglan

On 13 March 2023, The Humanist Magazine published NESA Center alumna Mai Aglan's article "Empowerment and Challenges: New Media and New Spaces for Women in Times of Conflict"(in Arabic). The article seeks to answer a number of questions about the nature of the role played by social media within...

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Climate Change and Gender in Morocco and Jordan

Last month, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace published a set of articles titled "Climate Change and Gender in Morocco and Jordan" byAya Kamil and Adele Malle, who are junior fellows at Carnegie. In the first article, Kamil argues that despite its role as a pioneer of progressive...

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Alumni Publication: "Myths and Realities of ‘Gender Apartheid’ in Afghanistan Under the Taliban" by Shanthie Mariet D’Souza

On 29 September 2023,The Diplomatpublished NESA Center alumnaShanthie Mariet D’Souza's latest Op-Ed"Myths and Realities of ‘Gender Apartheid’ in Afghanistan Under the Taliban." "The Taliban so far have done nothing to disrupt the employment of women in the unorganized sector, and may even have...

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Alumni Publication: "Earthquake in Afghanistan: Natural disasters, international isolation, and Taliban incapacity" by Shanthie Mariet D'Souza

On 18 October 2023, theMiddle East Institutepublished NESA Center alumna Shanthie Mariet D'Souza's article "Earthquake in Afghanistan: Natural disasters, international isolation, and Taliban incapacity." "In natural disaster-prone Afghanistan, official familiarity with such calamities and...

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Stockholm International Peace Research Institute Report: "Women in Multilateral Peace Operations 2023: What is the State of Play?"

The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) released its annual update on the state of women’s participation in multilateral peace operations, titled "Women in Multilateral Peace Operations 2023: What is the State of Play?" ABSTRACT: In the year 2000, United Nations Security...

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NESA Center Update: May – June 2023

TheNESA CenterMay – June 2023 Updatefocuses onGulfregion trends. The update also highlights May through June NESA Center programs and events, faculty and staff engagements, alumni contributions, and a calendar with upcoming events. Regional Trends – The Gulf: All Gulf countries are...

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Alumni Publication: "Gender, climate and cohesion - Uncovering the linkages between climate change, human security and gender in Jordan"

NESA Center alumnaDr. Majd Al Naber co-authored the research paper"Gender, climate and cohesion - Uncovering the linkages between climate change, human security and gender in Jordan," published by theWest Asia and North Africa (WANA) Institute on 6 December 2023. Introduction: Women in Jordan...

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RAND Report: Women, Peace, and Security in Action

RAND recently released a research report titled "Women, Peace, and Security in Action," which includes gender perspectives in U.S. Department of Defense operations, activities, and investments. In light of the five-year anniversary of the Women, Peace, and Security Act of 2017, the RAND...

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