Pamela Hamamoto and Laura Holgate at IGC

Transforming Thinking, Advancing Policy

A $20,000 Challenge Match for the Women’s Initiative

Ploughshares Fund believes everyone deserves the right to a safe and secure future. For more than 36 years we have been working to reduce and eliminate nuclear weapons, to stop their spread and to reduce conflict in regions where nuclear weapons exist.

From the brink of a new arms race, to avoiding nuclear escalation with North Korea. From preventing a nuclear armed Iran, to stopping our own President from launching nuclear armageddon. These are just some of the nuclear problems we face today.

If we are to solve the world’s biggest problem, we must include more women and diverse perspectives.


Conversations about nuclear weapons have historically been dominated by men and taken place behind closed doors, resulting in policies that represent a singular perspective. The problem is nuclear war, even on a limited scale, will impact everyone – men, women, children, and the planet for generations to come.

By introducing more women and diverse voices to the field of nuclear security and amplifying their influence, we can transform the way we understand this global issue and move together towards solutions that offer genuine peace and security.

Ploughshares Fund Women’s Initiative seeks to:

  • Correct the longstanding gender and diversity imbalance in the nuclear field.
  • Invite and position women firmly at the peace and security table.
  • Amplify and expand the range of voices and perspectives addressing nuclear threats.
  • Ultimately create more just, inclusive and peace-oriented national security and foreign policies.

Double your impact. Give today and the Prospect Hill Foundation will match your gift dollar for dollar up to $20,000. Gifts must be designated for the Ploughshares Fund Women’s Initiative.



Photo: Former Ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva, and Ploughshares Fund board member, Pamela Hamamoto; and former Ambassador, and Vice President, Materials Risk Management at Nuclear Threat Initiative, Ploughshares Fund grantee Laura Holgate. Photo taken at International Gender Champions.