Leadership for Stability and Security | Wilson Center
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Leadership for Stability and Security

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Around the world, bold leadership is needed to combat high crime rates, non-state armed groups, terrorism and war. Women leaders are uniquely positioned to address these critical issues.

Women and girls are disproportionately impacted by violence and conflict, and are often the first to detect insecurity. It is for these same reasons that women leaders are well-positioned to mitigate the impact of insecurity on women and girls, as well as civilians in general, to foster a culture of peace. Women leaders at multiple levels are actively pursuing greater security and stability for the sake of not only women and girls, but also their community as a whole.  

Join the Wilson Center's Women in Public Service Project and Plan International USA as we convene women leaders, experts, and civil society to discuss how women are making a difference to proactively advance the security and stability of societies. The conversation will be moderated by WPSP Director Gwen K. Young.

Photo: Sojoud Elgarrai - UNAMID (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

This event is part of a joint Wilson Center series with Plan International USA entitled Leadership for Accelerating Progress for Women and Girls.” Learn more about Plan’s work here.





  • Joyce Banda

    Distinguished Fellow
    Former President of Malawi
  • Gabriela Bucher

    Executive Director for Plan International Colombia
  • Robin Lerner

    Senior Policy Advisor and Counselor to the Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues, U.S. Department of State