Women on the Frontlines of Peace and security

Women on the FrontlinesThere is a growing body of evidence that shows how outcomes are better for whole societies when women participate in peace talks, security-sector planning, and reconstruction efforts. For example, women often raise day-to-day issues such as human rights, citizen security, employment, and health care, which make peace and security plans more relevant and more durable. They speak on behalf of marginalized groups, often crossing cultural and sectarian divides, which helps give voice to everyone seeking a peaceful future. And once consensus is reached, women can help translate peace from an agreement on paper into changes that make a real difference in people’s lives.
 
Women on the Frontlines of Peace and Security reflects President Barack Obama’s commitment to advancing women’s participation in preventing conflict and keeping peace. It is inspired by the countless women and girls on the front lines who make a difference every day in their communities and societies by creating opportunities and building peace.

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CONTENTS

FOREWORD
by Hillary Rodham Clinton and Leon Panetta

PREFACE
by Catherine Russell

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

I. INTEGRATING WOMEN INTO U.S. DEFENSE AND FOREIGN POLICY

   1.  What Took Us So Long?
        Expanding Opportunities for Women in the Military
        Michael Mullen


   2.  Looking through the Gender Lens:
        More Stable Peace through Empowering Women
        Donald Steinberg



II. WOMEN AND CONFLICT PREVENTION

   3.  Creative Solutions for Crisis Response and Stabilization:
        The Power of a Gendered Approach
        Rick Barton and Cindy Y. Huang


   4.  Security for the 21st Century: Preventing Conflict by Building Strong Relationships and Stable Communities
        James G. Stavridis and Scott T. Mulvehill


   5.  NATO's Commitment to Women, Peace, and Security
        Mari Skare


   6.  Women, Terrorism, and Counterterrorism:
        Crafting Effective Security Policies
        Jane Mosbacher Morris


   7.  Unleashing Women's Economic Potential to Build Social Stability and Prevent Conflict
        Melanne Verveer



III. WOMEN AS EQUAL PARTICIPANTS IN CONFLICT RESOLUTION

   8.  Women's Role in Bringing Peace to Sudan and South Sudan
        Princeton N. Lyman


   9.  Women as Agents of Peace and Stability: Measuring the Results
        Michelle Bachelet


  10. Working with African Nations to Support the Role of Women as Agents of Peace and Security
        Carter F. Ham


  11. Women in Special Operations Forces:
        Advancing Peace and Security through Broader Cultural Knowledge
        William H. McRaven



IV. PROTECTIONS FOR WOMEN DURING AND AFTER CONFLICT

  12. Protecting Civilians from Conflict-Related Sexual Violence
        Patrick Cammaert


  13. Gender and Accountability in Conflict, Crisis, and Transition
        Navanethem Pillay


  14. Women, Conflict, and Trafficking:
        Building a World Free of Slavery
        Luis CdeBaca



V. WOMEN'S EQUAL ACCESS TO THE MEANS FOR RECOVERY

  15. Women in Relief and Recovery:
        Putting Good Policies into Action
        Valerie Amos


  16. Promoting Women's Participation in Disaster Management and Building Resilient Communities:
        A View from U.S. Pacific Command
        Miemie Winn Byrd



LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS