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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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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
September 7, 2021

U. S. Congress Moves Closer to Making Women Register for the Draft

The U.S. House Armed Services Committee voted Wednesday to expand registration for the Selective Service System, commonly known as the draft, to include women, a move that brings the requirement one step closer to becoming law.
August 18, 2021

Captain Zoya Sapra Aggarwal, Pilot and Gender Equality Advocate

Captain Zoya Sapra Aggarwal is a commercial pilot and the commander with Air India, TED speaker and an inspiration to young women and girls in India and everywhere. In 2013, she became the youngest female pilot to fly a Boeing-777.

UN Women
August 11, 2021

The Epidemic of Sexual Assault in the U.S. Military

Nearly one in four U.S. servicewomen reports being sexually assaulted in the military. Why has it been so difficult to change the culture?

New York Times
July 31, 2021

Women, Power and Peacebuilding: Assessing the Women Peace and Security Agenda

In a recent interview Sanam Naraghi Anderlini, founder and CEO of the International Civil Society Action Network (ICAN) and director of the Centre for Women, Peace and Security at the London School of Economics discusses what has been accomplished by the Women Peace and Security (WPS) Agenda thus far and what more needs to be done.

Ms. Magazine

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