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The Moment That Changed Her Life
Description: Stella Sabiiti was a university student in 1976—newly married, with a baby on the way—when soldiers of Ugandan dictator Idi Amin kidnapped her from her dorm room. They tortured her for hours, accusing her of crimes she had not committed. She thought she was going to die. But instead, she looked the soldiers in the eye and asked them one simple question.
  21 Mar 2017   2m51s 1 442 0
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Swanee Hunt Gives Keynote Address at the UN
Description: Our founder and chair, Ambassador Swanee Hunt, gave the keynote address on Sept. 23 at the United Nations launch of a new global network that will share ideas and best practices on how to advance women as decision-makers in peace and security. Read more:
  05 Oct 2016   12m54s 1 103 0
The Power of Colloquium
Description: Since 1999, Inclusive Security has brought together groups of women leaders from across the globe, strengthening their ability to prevent violence, end war, and rebuild their communities after conflict. Our annual colloquium provides participants with the space to reflect on their experiences, connect with policy shapers, and multiply their impact on global security. Over the years, we’ve welcomed almost 400 women from more than 50 countries, including government ministers, activists, journalists, academics, and military officers. In this video, past participants talk about what colloquium meant to them—and how it ultimately changed their lives. To learn more, visit
  29 Aug 2016   2m34s 5 227 0
Stella Sabiiti: "Put the People at the Center"
Description: Stella Sabiiti, a refugee from Uganda, reflects on the exclusivity of the Darfur peace process. She also discusses how far the peacebuilding world has come in terms of inclusion, particularly through the creation of national action plans.
  30 Jun 2016   4m4s 1 97 0
Nomfundo Walaza: It's Not About the Number of Women
Description: Nomfundo Walaza talks about how we should look beyond the number of women in decision making, focusing instead on their impact. She also shares her thoughts on the importance of a national action plan for South Africa.
  30 Jun 2016   4m36s 3 108 0
US General: This Makes Societies Safer
Description: Lt. Gen. Dan “Fig” Leaf (USAF, Ret.) talks about his belief that inclusion leads to safer and more secure communities. This video is from "Collaborative Approaches to Global Security," a multimedia event presented by Inclusive Security in association with the US Department of State on October 15, 2015.
  02 Jun 2016   45s 1 53 0
A Conversation with Michèle Flournoy
Description: Ambassador Swanee Hunt, Founder and Chair of Inclusive Security, provided the opening remarks for the first meeting of a new roundtable series on The Future of Security. Co-hosted by the Women and Foreign Policy program and the Center for Preventive Action at the Council on Foreign Relations, the event featured a conversation with Michèle Flournoy, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Center for a New American Security (CNAS).
  24 May 2016   59m43s 3 353 0
Why Inclusion?
Description: Women are adept at mobilizing diverse groups for a common cause. They often work across ethnic, religious, political, and cultural divides to promote peace. They recognize warning signs of violence and can counter radicalization in their homes and communities. Because of the vital skills and knowledge that women offer, The Institute for Inclusive Security supports their leadership as an essential tool to prevent violence, stop war, and restore communities after deadly conflicts.
  30 Mar 2016   2m15s 1 127 0
Libyan Women Are Keeping the Lights On
Description: Alaa Murabit, Founder and President of The Voice of Libyan Women, talks about how we must change the traditional approach to peace and security­—where one “bad guy” forgives another—and instead draw on the power of women. This video is from "Collaborative Approaches to Global Security," a multimedia event presented by Inclusive Security in association with the US Department of State on October 15, 2015.
  07 Apr 2016   42s 5 468 0
House Committee on Foreign Affairs // Women Fighting for Peace: Lessons for Today’s Conflicts
Description: The House Foreign Affairs Committee held the first-ever hearing by a full congressional panel on the role of women in peace and security on March 22, 2016. Jacqueline O’Neill, Director of The Institute for Inclusive Security, one of three witnesses, testified that the hearing “put a crucial topic squarely on the agenda of one of the most prominent committees in Congress.”
  22 Mar 2016   1h24m25s 1 194 0
Ambassador Swanee Hunt: “We're talking about security."
Description: Ambassador Swanee Hunt recounts her conversation with a US general in 2003, who said of Iraq: "When we get the place secure, then we'll be able to talk about women's issues." She counters that, in order to build security, we need to draw on 100% of our resources. This video is from the opening of the Commandant Leadership Series: Women Peace and Security event at National Defense University, March 16, 2016.
  17 Mar 2016   3m45s 1 168 0
"Imagine if the minister had listened to us."
Description: Wazhma Frogh, Founder and Director of the Research Institute for Women, Peace, and Security, describes how Afghan women reported warning signs of violent extremism in their rural communities--and what happened when the government ignored them. This video is from "Collaborative Approaches to Global Security," a multimedia event presented by Inclusive Security in association with the US Department of State on October 15, 2015.
  14 Apr 2016   2m28s 13 524 0