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 [...]
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 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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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! Congratulations are also in order to the Tonga DKI APCSS Alumni Association for earning the DKI APCSS Alumni Association of the Year Award 2018!
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 [...]
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 [...]
“The Advancement of Women in Post-Conflict Nepal” is the latest Occasional Paper released by the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies. Authored by Lily Thapa, founder of the Women for Human Rights group, and DKI APCSS Associate Professor Dr. Deon V. Canyon, the paper looks at the challenges of conflict-affected women. According to the authors, “The Nepalese Civil War from 1996 to 2006 left in its wake an awareness that the involvement of women in every sector of society is fundamentally important. The resulting changes in law and the creation of new legislation demonstrated this awareness and reflected a [...]
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 [...]