Inclusive Security’s bold goal is to change the international security paradigm. Sustainable peace is possible only when those who shape policy include women and other affected groups in the prevention and transformation of violent conflict.
Guided by this belief and vision, Inclusive Security’s mission is to increase the participation of all stakeholders—particularly women—in preventing, resolving, and rebuilding after deadly conflicts. We do this by:
- Strengthening the will and capacity of those who shape peace and security policy
- Providing research on why inclusion matters and guidance on how it can be achieved
- Equipping women to contribute effectively to peace processes
- Building coalitions of diverse leaders who offer practical solutions to intractable conflicts
Inclusive Security is transforming decision making about war and peace. We’re convinced that a more secure world is possible if policymakers, security sectors, and conflict-affected populations work together. Women’s meaningful participation, in particular, can make the difference between failure and success. Since 1999, Inclusive Security has equipped decision makers with knowledge and tools that strengthen their ability to develop inclusive policies and approaches. We have also bolstered the skills and influence of women leaders around the world.
To date, Inclusive Security has galvanized and connected more than 5,000 officials and 2,000 women from almost 70 countries. In collaboration with governments and civil society networks, we’ve influenced the creation and strengthening of 25 country policies on women’s inclusion, including national action plans. In partnership with women leaders and others, we’ve positively impacted scores of peace and security processes from Afghanistan to South Sudan. Together with these allies, we’re making inclusion the rule, not the exception.