Gender News

Reflections on Women in the Arab Spring: Women’s Voices from Around the World

Mar 05, 2012
On the occasion of International Women’s Day, March 8, 2012, the Middle East Program asked a cross-section of women in the MENA region, the United States, and other countries to reflect on how women have fared in the Arab Spring.

Mexico Institute in the News: Mexican Ruling Party Picks Woman as Presidential Candidate

Feb 06, 2012
Josefina Vasquez Mota was elected to be the presidential candidate for PAN. This is the first time a woman has been a presidential candidate for one of the major parties in Mexico.

Mexico Institute in the News: Nomination Paves New Path in Mexico

Feb 06, 2012
Josefina Vasquez Mota, the newly nominated presidential candidate for PAN, may be able to have more success as she capitalizes her gender in her campaign.

Closing the Gender Gap: Women Leaders as a 'Force Multiplier' in Politics, Business

Jan 20, 2012
The world’s population is split approximately 50-50 between men and women. But when it comes to presidents, prime ministers, and other heads of state and government, a significant gender disparity is uncovered. To commemorate the 15-year anniversary of the Council of Women World Leaders, we spoke with Mary Robinson, former president of Ireland, and Margot Wallstrom, former vice-president of the European Commission, about their work, the status of women leaders, and prospects for the future.

Paving a Way for Women in Brazil

Nov 23, 2011
Tall and tan, blond and flashy, the model Gisele Bündchen has been for most of the world the seductive image of today’s Brazilian women, strutting down fashion runways in Paris, Milan and New York, while her face graces scores of magazine covers. Now there’s a new image, a new face.

Progress for Women, but a Long Way to Go

Nov 23, 2011
In a year of some major successes for women — the Nobel Peace Prize, the commanding performances of Angela Merkel and Hillary Rodham Clinton, the end of men-first in the line of succession to the British throne — a new worldwide study concludes that women remain well behind men in two crucial areas: economic equality and political power.

The Struggle for Equality: Can We Close the Global Gender Gap?

Nov 10, 2011
When it comes to equality between the sexes, women have made dramatic strides in recent decades. In spite of that good news, a new report reveals a significant gender gap persists in two critical areas: economic equality and political power.

Wilson Blog Recognized for Population Coverage

Nov 07, 2011
"New Security Beat," Environmental Change and Security Program's blog, has won The Population Institute's Global Media Award for Best Online Commentary or Blog.

Seven Ways Seven Billion People Affect the Planet

Oct 31, 2011
Seven billion people now live on earth, only a dozen years after global population hit six billion. But the seven billion milestone is not about sheer numbers: Demographic trends will significantly impact the planet’s resources and peoples’ security.

Kristen Ghodsee Wins Two Book Prizes for Muslim Lives in Eastern Europe

Sep 19, 2011
Kristen Ghodsee has won two prizes for Muslim Lives in Eastern Europe: Gender, Ethnicity and the Transformation of Islam in Postsocialist Bulgaria, a book she worked on as a fellow at The Wilson Center from 2005 to 2006.

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