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
After Sabrina Saqeb spoke at last weekend’s prestigious Halifax International Security Forum, she was swarmed by high-level participants. Representing militaries, governments, media, and more, they praised her thoughtful analysis and pragmatic suggestions. Dozens invited her to speak at their upcoming events, offering additional opportunities to share her refreshing, grounded, and largely unheard perspectives about a deeply complex…Continue
The women of Afghanistan today aren’t the same women of 2001. They’ve expanded their access to health care, education, justice, and political power. As Inclusive Security Action’s Michelle Barsa noted Tuesday in a congressional hearing, “Afghan women weren’t handed progress; they fought for it.”
As we approach the 2014 deadline for the security transition, organizations like ours that have worked in Afghanistan over the past decade share concerns about the erosion of gains that Afghan…Continue
Despite international laws and policies mandating women’s participation in security sector reform (SSR), women’s perspectives are often discounted or overlooked. Women in civil society can also find themselves outside of discussions about security and unsure how to engage in them.
To address this gap, The Institute for Inclusive Security and The Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of the Armed Forces (DCAF) are launching an…Continue