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Securing Their Roles: Women in Constitution-Making

Securing Their Roles: Women in Constitution-Making

Date: Thursday, March 29, 2018 / Time: 10:00am - 11:30am

As actors from Syria, Libya, and other countries marked by violence are taking steps towards building new constitutions, USIP and Inclusive Security are convening a panel to draw out lessons for policymakers by discussing women’s roles in constitution-making, gender equality in constitutional provisions and their implications for long-term, inclusive peace and security.

Justice, Security & Rule of Law; Democracy & Governance; Gender

Overcoming Violence: A Conversation with Women of Courage

Overcoming Violence: A Conversation with Women of Courage

Date: Thursday, March 22, 2018 / Time: 2:30pm - 4:00pm

Women are struggling every day for peace and security in their communities, whether as parliamentarians seeking to preserve the constitutional rights of marginalized groups or as filmmakers prompting change through challenging community discourse. To amplify these voices, the U.S. Institute of Peace, with the U.S. Department of State, hosted an event featuring three of the 2018 Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage awardees.

Gender; Fragility & Resilience

How Film Captures the Roles of Women in War and Peace

How Film Captures the Roles of Women in War and Peace

Date: Thursday, March 8, 2018 / Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Ten years ago, the film Pray the Devil Back to Hell premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, where it won the award for Best Documentary for its powerful depiction of the nonviolent women’s movement that helped bring an end to Liberia’s bloody civil war. Since its release, producers and directors have taken up the challenge to tell the stories of the often-invisible lives of women in conflict – producing stories in countries like Bosnia, Libya, Afghanistan, Colombia, Pakistan and Rwanda. These films have brought forward women’s critical voices to the stories of war and peace, and amplified the global agenda of Women, Peace and Security.

Gender; Nonviolent Action

Afghan First Lady Rula Ghani on Women as Peacemakers

Afghan First Lady Rula Ghani on Women as Peacemakers

Date: Wednesday, October 25, 2017 / Time: 10:00am - 11:30am

On October 25, USIP hosted Afghanistan’s first lady, Rula Ghani, for a discussion on the evolution of women’s roles in fostering peace amid one of Asia’s longest current wars.

Gender

Stuck in the 'Man Box': Young Men, Identity and Why It Matters

Stuck in the 'Man Box': Young Men, Identity and Why It Matters

Date: Thursday, March 30, 2017 / Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Provider, guardian, hero – cultural changes have been loosening these narrow roles for men, right? Maybe not as much as we think. New research on attitudes in the United States, United Kingdom, and Mexico finds most men still feeling pushed to live in the ‘Man Box,’ a rigid construct of cultural ideas about male identity. USIP and the authors, partners, and sponsors of this research hosted a discussion on March 30 to discuss what these findings mean for men, women, and the prospects for peaceful societies.

Gender; Conflict Analysis & Prevention