#GenderInConflict: A Comprehensive Approach to Integration of Gender Perspectives into the Security and Defense Sector of Ukraine

The following post is one piece in a collection on our VOICES blog focused on the gendered experience in conflict and how gender differences should factor into the protection of civilians.   On April 3 and 4, 2019, experts from around the world gathered in Kyiv, Ukraine, for the IV International CIMIC Conference, “Comprehensive Approach to…

Twenty Years of Prioritizing the Protection of Civilians: February 1999 – UN Security Council Convenes First-Ever Meeting Focused on Protecting Civilians in Conflict

This is the first piece in a series that CIVIC will publish throughout 2019 to mark the 20th anniversary of the UN Security Council taking up the protection of civilians on its agenda. Follow along here, on Facebook, and on Twitter with #POC20 as we reflect on the status of the protection of civilians during this important…

In Coalition Ops, Civilian Protections Are Only As Strong as the Weakest Link

By: Dan Mahanty and Annie Shiel Multinational coalitions have become an enduring feature of American wars, from standing alliances like NATO to the ad-hoc coalitions fighting Operation Inherent Resolve in Iraq and Syria. Yet, for the frequency with which the US turns to coalitions as a preferred mode of fighting, remarkably little has been done to examine the relationship between…