Photo Credit
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.

Women In Security

Latest News

view all
September 28, 2022

Bringing more women into nuclear organisations

Increasing the number of women making a career in nuclear organisations was a key topic at this week’s 66th conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency.

Zhu Liu, IAEA Office of Public Information and Communication
September 22, 2022

2022 International Day of Peace seeks an End to Racism

This week saw observation of the International Day of Peace. Established in 1981 by the United Nations, 21st September is devoted to commemorating and strengthening the ideals of peace both within and among all nations and peoples.

September 9, 2022

UAE hosts Conference on Women, Peace and Security to boost empowerment of women in military and security sector

An international conference on Women Peace and Security is being hosted by UAE with the aim of advancing the WPS Agenda and empowering women in the military and security sector.

Khaleej Times
September 8, 2022

Ghana Gets Grant To Increase Women Peacekeepers

Ghana has secured funding to increase the number of military women in their peacekeeping missions including command positions
September 8, 2022

UN condemns sexual violence and urges justice for survivors

UN General Assembly recently adopted a resolution condemning all forms of sexual and gender-based violence and urging all countries to provide victims and survivors with access to justice, reparations and assistance.

AP News
September 6, 2022

War brings Ukraine’s women new roles and new dangers

On 24 August, Ukraine celebrated its 31st year of independence from Russia. Sadly, it also marked six-months since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine territory in February.

New York Times

Articles & Publications

view all

See the latest events

View events