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  • Alessandra Rizzotti

Unchecking the ‘Women’s Issues’ Box

Truman Project and Center for National Policy

As a security sector reform expert who splits her time between educating the next generation and advocating for more women in global peace and security processes, I see a disconnect between the language of past generations and the need to advance a more meaningful discussion about inclusion. My students and peers don’t want to talk about women’s issues, they want to talk about gender mainstreaming and women’s role in the national security architecture.

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  • Alessandra Rizzotti

    Exactly. I love this point. Gender should most definitely be mainstreamed. I wish we could talk about race this way too. Not sure if I agree if this conversation should be primarily geared towards the national security architecture- it's a conversation for everyone. You may have some input regarding this post that female combat veteran and member MB Wilmot wrote. Would be interested to see if you have any insight about female combat veterans and homelessness: http://www.good.is/posts/female-combat-veterans-the-new-vietnam-veterans