Advancing Security through a Gender Lens: Building Capacity of International Security Practitioners

By |2019-01-17T14:21:06-10:00June 21st, 2018|Categories: Burgoyne, College, Faculty, Women Peace and Security, Yamin|Tags: |

It’s not uncommon for a faculty member at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies to write a paper about issues in the region.  However, Dr. Saira Yamin and Lt. Col. Michael C. Burgoyne have now written about the Center, specifically, how it is implementing the Women, Peace, and Security program. The paper, “Advancing security through a gender lens: building capacity of international security practitioners,” was originally presented by Dr. Yamin at a WPS conference recently held at Brown University. It brings into focus the importance of collaborative practitioner-centered discussions  on the links between gender and security to foster [...]

New paper on women’s role in disaster management and its implications for national security

By |2019-01-15T14:11:01-10:00July 11th, 2017|Categories: Analytical, College, Ear, Faculty, Faculty Articles, Independent Faculty Articles, Women Peace and Security|Tags: |

Why women in Asia-Pacific countries are more susceptible to disaster impacts?  This topic is explored in a new paper by DKI APCSS professor Jessica Ear on “Women’s Role in Disaster Management and Implications for National Security.” Her paper examines societal roles that create greater susceptibility to disaster impacts and case studies where the inclusion of women in disaster management is reducing these impacts on the most vulnerable portions of society. According to Ear: “ In order to promote the advancement of women in these key security areas, the issues of women’s risks not just in disaster vulnerable situations but also [...]

Mongolia workshop focuses on increasing women’s roles in security processes, policy

By |2019-01-17T14:20:00-10:00September 6th, 2016|Categories: Alumni, College, Faculty, Women Peace and Security, Workshop|Tags: |

Fifty-five security professionals representing military, law enforcement and civil government agencies in the Asia-Pacific region took part in the Aug. 25 to 29 inclusion workshop in Ulaanbaatar Mongolia. The workshop, co-hosted by the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies and Mongolian Institute for Strategic Studies, was designed to address impediments to an increased role for women in regional nations' security sectors. As part of an ongoing international effort to increase women’s participation in the security sector, security professionals from the Asia-Pacific region gathered in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, for an Aug. 23 to 25 workshop. The Daniel K. Inouye [...]

APCSS publishes Women, Peace, & Security Strategy

By |2019-01-15T13:03:21-10:00April 24th, 2014|Categories: Alumni, College, Faculty|Tags: |

This week the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies unveiled a new strategic policy statement in support of the National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security (WPS). The strategy outlines APCSS’ commitment to fostering an inclusive security sector through engagement and executive education of security practitioners in the Asia-Pacific Region. During ASC14-1 three Fellows completed special projects related to Women, Peace and security. Pictured with WPS project leads Lt. Cmdr. Dara Kollasch and Dr. Lori Forman are Deputy Police Chief Jean Salvador (Philippines), Lt Colonel MD Masum (Bangladesh), and Ms. Sri Rumiati (Indonesian National Police) According to Navy Lt. [...]

Building an Effective Security Sector through Inclusion

By |2019-01-17T14:20:20-10:00March 27th, 2013|Categories: College, Conference, Outreach, Women Peace and Security, Workshop|Tags: |

A workshop on “Building an Effective Security Sector through Inclusion” was held March 12-14, 2013 in Nha Trang, Vietnam. Hosted by the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (APCSS), in partnership with the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam’s Institute of Foreign Policy and Strategic Studies, the multilateral workshop focused on key considerations and opportunities to build effective security sectors in the Asia-Pacific through the inclusion of diverse viewpoints and perspectives. “Expanding the role and impact of women in security is not a women’s issue, but an essential part of achieving the goals of good governance and effective leadership,” stated Dr. Lori Forman, workshop [...]

Women’s Contributions to Economic Growth and Development: The Bangladesh Model

By |2016-09-02T14:24:02-10:00February 8th, 2013|Categories: Faculty Articles, Yamin|Tags: |

Dr. Saira Yamin has added a blog entitled "Women's Contributions to Economic Growth and Development: The Bangladesh Model"  to our Women, Peace and Security Community of Interest page on APCSSLink.  She wrote this blog in preparation for our "Building an Effective Security Sector Through Inclusion" workshop to be held next month in Vietnam. The views expressed in these articles are those of the authors and do not reflect the official policy or position of APCSS, the U.S. Pacific Command, the U.S. Department of Defense, or the U.S. government. -END-

ASC Fellows participate in ‘Women, Peace & Security’ initiative

By |2019-01-15T13:35:50-10:00June 6th, 2012|Categories: Courses, Women Peace and Security|Tags: |

Eight women from Oceania participated in a special Women, Peace and Security Initiative held as part of the Advanced Security Cooperation course. Pictured are (l-r): Ms. Cynthia J. H. Duoribi (Papau New Guinea), Ms. Marjorie Deireragea ( Nauru), Ms. Taranaivini Leba Savoi ( Fiji), Ms. Teleisia Malani (Tonga), Ms. Ruby A. Kavaliku (Tonga), Chief Inspector Joanne H. Clarkson (Papua New Guinea), Ms. Carmel M. Tamiloenia (Papua New Guinea) and Ms. Emilia A. Katosang (Palau). Among the 89 Fellows attending the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies' latest course were eight women from Oceania, who are part of a new initiative [...]

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