Gender Events

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Book Discussion: Murder in the Name of Honor: The True Story of One Woman's Heroic Fight Against an Unbelievable Crime

October 26, 2009 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
"Honor killings" claim the lives of 5,000 women every year. Murder in the Name of Honor breaks the silence surrounding this crime with personal stories, and describes the author's battle to change outdated laws and expose governments that turn a blind eye to the murder of women.
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Sexual Violence Against Minors: Scope, Consequences, and Implications

October 20, 2009 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Sexual violence against minors is a critical global health issue, argue experts, yet ethics and methodology issues make conducting research on this disturbing problem difficult.
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Traffic Jam: Gender, Labor, Migration and Trafficking in Dubai

October 09, 2009 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Middle East Program
Pardis Mahdavi, Fellow, Woodrow Wilson Center and Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Pomona College
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Book Launch: Sisters in War: A Story of Love, Family, and Survival in the New Iraq

September 29, 2009 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Middle East Program
Christina Asquith, Former Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center; Zia Groosh Flossman, Former Correspondent, Iraqi Media Network, Baghdad; Manal Omar, Program Officer, Grant Program, United States Institute of Peace
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Foundation Roundtable: Future Family Planning Strategies

September 22, 2009 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
"Family planning is one of the biggest success stories of development cooperation," says the Dutch Minister for Development Cooperation during a roundtable discussion on the future of family planning and reproductive health.
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Book Launch: My Prison, My Home: One Woman's Story of Captivity in Iran

September 14, 2009 // 4:00pm5:00pm
Middle East Program
Author Haleh Esfandiari, Director, Middle East Program, Woodrow Wilson Center; Michael Van Dusen, Deputy Director, Woodrow Wilson Center (moderator)
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Book Discussion: Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide

September 10, 2009 // 2:30pm4:00pm
Maternal Health Initiative
Empowering women and girls will unleash "the greatest unexploited economic resource" and may be our best strategy for fighting poverty, claim co-authors Kristof and WuDunn.

Book Discussion: The Means of Reproduction: Sex, Power, and the Future of the World

June 25, 2009 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Author Michelle Goldberg discusses her new book.
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Rebuilding Reproductive Health Systems in Post-Conflict Settings

May 20, 2009 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Maternal Health Initiative
Countries affected by conflict often have high maternal mortality and morbidity rates. Experts discussed the need for evidence-based research for recovery and rebuilding of reproductive health systems in post-conflict settings.
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The Challenge for Africa: A Conversation With Wangari Maathai

April 13, 2009 // 2:45pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
"Almost every conflict in Africa you can point at has something to do with competition over resources in an environment which has bad governance," says Wangari Maathai, recipient of the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize.

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