To the Islamic State, Syrian women are slaves. To much of the rest of the world, they are victims.
It’s time we expose their real identity: an untapped resource for creating lasting peace. Listening to and implementing the ideas of women still living in Syria is key to weakening ISIS and stabilizing the region at large because, in many ways, they have a better track record laying the foundations for peace and democracy than any other group.
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Islamic State. Ebola. Climate change. The issues topping the agenda at the 69th UN General Assembly (UNGA) have no easy solutions. But during the debates of the last week, one thing was clear: Without equal participation of women, we stand no chance of tackling these global threats or preventing future ones from emerging.
Thankfully, this year, more and more officials used their time on- and off-stage to call attention…Continue
This photo essay, written by Inclusive Security’s Kristin Williams, originally appeared in Global Post.
This week, tens of thousands of law enforcement officers from around the world will gather in Washington, DC to celebrate National Police Week.
Women are climbing the ranks of police forces in…Continue
Today the US, Russia, and close to 40 other countries have assembled to discuss an end to three years of bloodshed in Syria. If all goes well, the regime and opposition delegations will begin negotiations on Friday. But who will be at the table?
In partnership with the Center for Civil Society and Democracy in Syria, Inclusive Security conducted a survey of 110 women living and working inside Syria. The resulting…Continue