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The photo is by Albert Gonzalez Farran / UNAMID. It is of 89 new Rwandan police women in 2010 who arrived at El Fasher (Darfur) to work for UNAMID

The purpose of SecurityWomen is to act as an advocacy organisation for the inclusion of more women in security sector institutions, including the military and police forces. SecurityWomen operates on a global basis.

SecurityWomen aims to highlight news items, academic papers, publications and reports on the subject of Women Peace and Security, and to monitor progress in the development of gender equality in security institutions, in particular, the increase of women in decision-making positions and advances towards a 50:50 gender balance.

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October 15, 2021

More success for the UN's 'Means to Lead' Programme

Multi-Purpose Women's Centres educate and inform women on their rights, security and gender equality. Jesmin Aktar's story is just one success of these service centres.

UN Women
October 7, 2021

Women, Peace, and What is Security?

In 2000 the U.N. Security Council adopted Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security with a key priority of Increasing the participation of women in peacemaking and conflict prevention. Over the ensuing years and during this past year in particular some have questioned whether the security should be defined more broadly.

Relief Web
October 4, 2021

CISA and Girls Who Code Announce Partnership to Create Cyber Career Pathways

The U.S. based Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) announced a new partnership today with Girls Who Code (GWC) to develop pathways for young women to pursue careers in cybersecurity and technology.

Homeland Security Today
October 4, 2021


“A precious bond of trust has been damaged” said Met Police Commissioner, Cressida Dick, following the sentencing of Sarah Everard’s murderer to whole life imprisonment.

September 22, 2021

A Diversity of Skills Found Among Women

Some of those advocating for more women in the workplace use the potentially counterproductive argument that women innately bring much needed "soft skills" to the traditionally technical cybersecurity leadership community.

SC Magazine
September 17, 2021

International Day of Peace

2021 Theme: Recovering better for an equitable and sustainable world‍

United Nations

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