Women's Alliance for Security Leadership

Preventing Extremism by Promoting Rights, Peace, and Pluralism

The Women’s Alliance for Security Leadership (WASL) brings together existing women rights and peace practitioners, organizations, and networks actively engaged in preventing extremism and promoting peace, rights and pluralism, to enable their systematic and strategic collaboration.

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"Uncomfortable Truths, Unconventional Wisdoms: Women's Perspectives onViolent Extremism & Security Interventions"

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“Death to the Arabs” rally draws thousands in Tel…

From Sisi to Bibi, hostilities and violence against Arabs is on the rise.  Ali Abunimah, co-founder of the Electronic Intifada, covers the "Death to Arabs" rally held in Tel Aviv's Rabin Square on Tuesday evening, April 19. Thousands of Israelis gathered to support Elor Azarya, the Israeli … [...]

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Announcing Publication of First WASL Brief in…

Uncomfortable Truths, Unconventional Wisdoms: Women's Perspectives on Violent  Extremism and Security Interventions A Brief on Policy and Practice for Mitigating Extremism and Advancing Sustainable Development March 2016, No. 1 The Women’s Alliance for Security Leadership (WASL*) has released … [...]

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“365 Days Are No Longer Just a Year”…

365 Days Are No Longer Just A Year Friday March 25, 2016 By Fatima Noman Tell me how did you spend the last 365 days? Did you end up getting that job offer? Did you get that scholarship you were working so hard to get? Did you graduate high school/university or perhaps you just got your pHD! … [...]

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ICAN is a US-based non-profit organization whose mission is to support civil society activism in promoting women’s rights, peace and human security in countries affected by conflict, transition and closed political space.

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