In late January, Our Secure Future was proud to launch Just the Facts: A Selected Annotated Bibliography to Support Evidence-based Policymaking on Women, Peace and Security. The bibliography is dedicated to answering one critical question: How does implementing the Women, Peace and Security agenda make international peace and security efforts more effective?
In four sections covering the issues of governance, peacebuilding and conflict resolution, peace and security operations, and countering violent extremism and counterterrorism, this publication highlights the many ways in which women's participation and gender mainstreaming improve effectiveness across a variety of sectors.
To view the full report, click here.
In March, Our Secure Future and International Peace Institute co-hosted the launch of Mobilizing Men as Partners for Women, Peace and Security. Led by OSF Fellow Ambassador Don Steinberg, the Partners Initiative brings together individuals from the defense, diplomacy, development, civil society, and corporate spheres, all of whom are dedicated to advancing the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda. The group aims to ally with, listen to, speak with (not for), and open doors for women’s groups and individuals working to advance gender equality within international peace and security efforts.
Speakers at the public panel included:
Ana Maria Menéndez, Senior Adviser to the UN Secretary-General on Policy,
Anwarul K. Chowdhury, former UN Undersecretary-General and High Representative
Donald Steinberg, Executive Director of Mobilizing Men as Partners for Women, Peace and Security
Fatima Kadhim Al-Bahadly, Director of the Al-Firdaws Society in Basra, Iraq
Karin Landgren, Executive Director of Security Council Report
Mirsad “Miki” Jacevic, Vice Chair of the Institute for Inclusive Security
Sahana Dharmapuri, Director of Our Secure Future
Sarah Taylor, Senior Fellow at the International Peace Institute
Watch the webcast of the launch event online, here.