U.S. Pacific Air Forces Convenes International Symposium on Women, Peace, and Security

By |2021-04-16T12:04:02-10:00April 15th, 2021|Categories: Women Peace and Security, news|Tags: |

The Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies collaborated with the U.S. Pacific Forces (PACAF) in a Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) Symposium (March 29 – April 1) at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. The event was attended by over 300 participants, primarily female defense officials, from more than 20 countries in the Indo-Pacific, including Australia, Bangladesh, Brunei, Canada, Chile, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, Mongolia, Malaysia, Maldives, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Samoa, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, United Kingdom, and the United States. A fireside chat [...]

The Future is Female: Positioning Women as Drivers of Economic Growth

By |2021-03-17T12:26:20-10:00March 17th, 2021|Categories: Faculty, Yamin, External Publications, news|Tags: , , |

Dr. Saira Yamin has a new article, “The Future is Female: Positioning Women as Drivers of Economic Growth,” published in a special International Women’s Day publication by UNDP Pakistan titled Womenomics: Women Powering the Economy.  In this article, she highlights six Indo-Pacific countries (Japan, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam) where gender inclusion in the work force is pursued as a targeted policy to accelerate economic growth, both pre- and post COVID. Read the full article Dr. Saira Yamin is a professor at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS). The views expressed in this [...]

Enabling Meaningful Participation for Women in the Security Sector

By |2021-03-04T09:38:48-10:00January 27th, 2021|Categories: Women Peace and Security, news|Tags: , , , |

In the latest podcast on Women, Peace and Security Conversations with Thought Leaders, Dr. Saira Yamin speaks to distinguished APCSS alumna (i) Major General Suzanne Vares-Lum, Mobilization Assistant to the Commander, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, and (ii) Dr. John E. Byrd, Lab Director at the Defense Prisoners Of War/Missing in Action Accounting Agency of the US Department of Defense . The discussion draws on the knowledge and experience of two senior officials in enabling women's meaningful participation in security sector institutions.   #WomenInLeadership #WPS #WPSChampions #GenderedSecurity  #UNSCR1325 The opinions expressed in this video does not necessarily reflect the official policy of DKI APCSS, USINDOPACOM or the U.S. [...]

The Voice of America Burmese Service interviewed Dr. Miemie Winn Byrd

By |2020-09-04T11:17:52-10:00September 4th, 2020|Categories: Byrd, Women Peace and Security, news|Tags: , |

The Voice of America Burmese Service interviewed Dr. Miemie Winn Byrd about her thoughts on the 100th Anniversary of Voting Rights Act for American women this month.  Speaking in Burmese, she discussed the advancement of women in all sectors of American society today and continuous efforts to achieve total equality and inclusivity in America.  Dr. Byrd encouraged women to lean forward and see themselves as leaders.  She encouraged women to see themselves as relevant in sectors (such as politics and military) that are currently male dominant.  She stated her beliefs that more women's participation in the Myanmar peace process [...]

Keynote Interview with Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury.

By |2020-09-16T14:43:10-10:00August 31st, 2020|Categories: Women Peace and Security, news|Tags: , , , |

This week Dr. Saira Yamin does a keynote Interview with Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury, Initiator of the precursor decision leading to UN Security Council Resolution 1325, as the Security Council President in March 2000. Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury is a former Under-Secretary-General and High Representative of the United Nations. His legacy and leadership in advancing the interests of the global community are imprinted in his pioneering initiatives at the United Nations General Assembly. Of particular relevance is his initiative in March 2000 as the President of the Security Council that achieved the political and conceptual breakthrough leading to the [...]

COVID-19 Healthcare Workers: 70% are Women

By |2020-05-13T11:42:17-10:00May 13th, 2020|Categories: Faculty Articles, Journal, Miyamoto|Tags: , , , |

“COVID-19 Healthcare Workers: 70% are Women” is a new paper authored by Dr. Inez Miyamoto for Security Nexus. In this paper, Dr. Miyamoto highlights the need for research to understand the challenges healthcare workers face from a gendered perspective to better respond to pandemics. Excerpt: “Healthcare workers are suffering from elevated stress levels not only from exhaustion and loss of life, but from also having to make painful, ethical decisions on patient care in an environment of constant shortages. In a study of healthcare workers in China, more women experienced more severe symptoms of depression, anxiety, and distrust than did men." [...]

How to Improve Security Outcomes During a Pandemic? Start with a Gender Lens

By |2020-05-14T11:20:13-10:00April 27th, 2020|Categories: Alumni, Faculty Articles, Alumni Perspectives, Journal|Tags: , , , |

“How to Improve Security Outcomes During a Pandemic? Start with a Gender Lens” is a new paper authored by Sharon Gouveia Feist and Monica S. Herrera for Security Nexus. In this paper, they state that “Here in Hawai‘i, in response to increased multi-island reporting that landlords are pressuring women for sex in exchange for rent, the State Commission on the Status of Women published guidance and resources for women being exploited by their landlords during this COVID-19 crisis. Every day, physical security is threatened as a direct result of this pandemic. This is addition to other security concerns women uniquely face, such [...]

Understanding Gendered Security in Crisis Management, the topic of a one-day workshop at DKI APCSS

By |2020-03-05T11:23:37-10:00March 5th, 2020|Categories: Women Peace and Security|Tags: |

This workshop brought 20 subject matter experts together, along with all 110 Fellows attending the Center’s Comprehensive Crisis Management (CCM) Course 20-1, to understand a gendered security approach and apply its principles of gendered perspective, participation, prevention, and protection as a crisis management frame.

DKI APCSS announces Alumni Awards

By |2020-03-05T13:25:19-10:00May 30th, 2019|Categories: Courses, Alumni, Women Peace and Security, news|Tags: , , , , |

Ms. Jennifer Key (Samoa), ASC17-2, Assistant CEO of the Policy Division at the Ministry of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, has been named as the DKI APCSS Alumna of the Year Award 2018!  The Center receives many nominations each year.  She helped draft Samoa’s first National Security Policy.  Jennifer was chosen for this award based on the significance of her achievement and for the impact of this project, not only for Samoa, but also for the positive influence it had on other Oceania countries intent on creating their own national security policy.  Jennifer attended the five-week Advanced Security Cooperation [...]

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

By |2019-10-24T10:09:33-10:00June 21st, 2018|Categories: Faculty, College, Yamin, Opinions/Editorials, Women Peace and Security, Burgoyne, news|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 [...]

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