Crisis in the Middle East: What Women Are Doing About It and How U.S. Policy Can Help

On Thursday, October 23, PSFG held a webinar on the crisis in the Middle East on the current situation in Iraq and Syria; what women are doing in the region to combat violent extremism and promote inclusive peace processes; and how U.S. policy, including the Women, Peace and Security Act, can support them.


  • Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini, Executive Director and Co-Founder, International Civil Society Action Network
  • Julie L. Arostegui, J.D., Women, Peace and Security Policy Director at Women’s Action for New Direction
  • Cynda Collins Arsenault (Moderator), President and Co-Founder, Secure World Foundation Co-Chair, PSFG Women, Peace and Security Working Group

For a recording of the briefing, members should contact Rachel LaForgia.