Women's Rights Events

Webcast

Expanding Access to Essential Maternal Health Commodities

November 30, 2010 // 8:30am10:30am
Maternal Health Initiative
The ninth meeting of the 2009-2010 Advancing Policy Dialogue on Maternal Health series addresses the challenges and strategies for expanding access to maternal health commodities.

Paradise Beneath Her Feet: How Women Are Transforming the Middle East

October 27, 2010 // 4:00pm5:00pm
Middle East Program
Isobel Coleman of the Council on Foreign Relations highlights how demographic changes are intensifying the notion that women's empowerment is key to the prosperity of the economies of Arab and Muslim-majority countries.

A Modern Narrative for Muslim Women in the Middle East

September 30, 2010 // 10:00am12:00pm
Middle East Program
Fawziah Al-Hani, Manager, Gherass Center for Social Education, Saudi Arabia; Rana Husseini, Human Rights Activist, Author and Journalist, Jordan; Zainab Al-Suwaij,Executive Director, American Islamic Congress

Demography and Women's Empowerment: Urgency for Action?

September 13, 2010 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Middle East Program
Middle Eastern women should be empowered to participate in the economy in a more significant way if the region is to take advantage of its "demographic window of opportunity," says the World Bank's Nadereh Chamlou.

Progress and Challenges to Women's Empowerment: Lessons from Tunisia

September 08, 2010 // 11:00am12:00pm
Middle East Program
Nabiha Gueddana, President and Director-General, National Agency for Family and Population, former Secretary of State in charge of Women and Family Affairs and former chair of "Partners in Population and Development: South-South Initiative"
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Women in Developing Countries: Sowing the Seeds for the Future

July 30, 2010 // 12:00pm1:15pm
Wilson Center on the Hill
Two leading experts detail the challenges and opportunities for women in developing countries, as well as how the United States can create a new, more effective development policy that recognizes the key role of women.

In the Midst of Milestones: Perspectives from Afghan Women Leaders

June 17, 2010 // 10:00am11:00am
Middle East Program
Huria Samira Hamidi, Afghan Women's Network; Najla Ayubi, Organization of Strategic Studies and Research
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Islamic Feminism and Beyond: The New Frontier

June 15, 2010 // 8:30am1:00pm
Middle East Program
Amaney Jamal, Assistant Professor, Department of Politics, Princeton University; Nayereh Tohidi, Professor, Gender and Women's Studies, California State University, Northridge; Lilia Labidi, Professor, Anthropology and Psychology, University of Tunis; Haleh Esfandiari, Director, Middle East Program, Woodrow Wilson Center; Margot Badran, Senior Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center; Senior Fellow, Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim Christian Understanding, Georgetown University; Souad Eddouada, Assistant Professor, Department of English, Ibn Tofail University, Kenitra, Morocco; Binnaz Toprak, Professor, Political Science, Department of Political Science and International Relations, Bahçesehir University, Istabul; Zainab Al-Suwaij, Executive Director, American Islamic Congress
Webcast

Yemeni Women: Challenges and Little Hope

May 19, 2010 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Middle East Program
Sultana Al-Jeham, Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center and Executive Director and Chairwoman of Women's Affairs, Civic Democratic Initiatives Support Foundation (CDF), Yemen

Contemporary Women's Movements in Hungary: Globalization, Democracy, and Gender Equality

February 17, 2010 // 11:00am12:00pm
Global Europe Program
Although the postcommunist period brought an abrupt end to state policies that raised women's political and economic welfare, it also cleared the way for women to participate freely in democratic institutions and the market economy. Perhaps predictably, therefore, the impact that the postcommunist transition has had on women's welfare has also been mixed. Discussing the findings of her book, Katalin Fabian evaluated the gender regime and the growth of women's movements in postcommunist Hungary. She identified the interconnection between women's organizations, welfare policies and the impact that globalization has had on local activism.

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