The Future of Security is Women

Future of Security

What do peace and security mean to you?

Too often, security discussions focus on resources and assets, weapons and war, and territories and states. For too long, the concept of peace and security has been defined on a national and international level, rather than on a local and personal level.

But security issues impact us all: from how safe we feel at home, to how we make a living, and to whether or not our country is in a state of war or conflict. In the US, nearly three women are killed every day by their partners. Globally, more than 800 women die from complications due to pregnancy and childbirth every day. We cannot ensure that we, as women, feel secure in our homes, on our streets, and in our countries without actively including women’s voices in discussions about how we create security. We know that when women are included in peace and security processes, there is a greater chance that peace will be lasting. Let’s make those most affected by conflict—women—in charge of finding solutions. Together, we will raise our voices to create a more peaceful and secure world for everyone. 

This call for stories closed on Oct 24, 2018 at 11:59 PM GMT. If you have a story to share on this topic, go here.

We want to hear from you. How does insecurity impact your home, your family, your country, or your future? What experiences have shaped your definitions of security? How are you working to bring about a more secure world, and what do you need to make your vision a reality?

This call for stories is part of the Global Polling Project, a collaboration between World Pulse, Our Secure Future and Women’s Alliance for Security Leadership to ensure that women’s voices are represented in peace and security discussions. Stories submitted to this call will inform a final report that will be delivered to policymakers, thought leaders, and the public in early 2019.  Learn more about the Global Polling Project. 

We want to hear from you. How does insecurity impact your home, your family, your country, or your future? What experiences have shaped your definitions of security? How are you working to bring about a more secure world, and what do you need to make your vision a reality?

This call for stories is part of the Global Polling Project, a collaboration between World Pulse, Our Secure Future and Women’s Alliance for Security Leadership to ensure that women’s voices are represented in peace and security discussions. Stories submitted to this call will inform a final report that will be delivered to policymakers, thought leaders, and the public in early 2019.  Learn more about the Global Polling Project. 

This call for stories closed on Oct 24, 2018 at 11:59 PM GMT. If you have a story to share on this topic, go here.
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