Mavic Cabrera-Balleza is the founder and chief executive officer of the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders (GNWP). She is also a board member of the Generation Equality Compact on Women, Peace and Security and Humanitarian Action, representing GNWP and 100 other civil society organizations.
To address persistent gaps in implementation and accountability, we need to change policy
and the decision-making culture and shift from hard, state-centric, militarized approaches
to security to prevention-based, community-driven, human security approaches.