Women's Rights News

Sexual Violence Under ISIS Control

Sep 25, 2014
"You should focus on 50% of the population, which is women, and see what is happening to them. You should mention them, you should have the courage to say 'yes this is done to our women; this is done to our sisters, daughters, wives...'" said Haleh Esfandiari.

Ironies in Obama’s U.N. Address

Sep 25, 2014
"As Washington teams up with autocratic regimes–some of which notoriously use the cover of their faith to justify unfair policies–the United States may have credibility problems among the very people it hopes to help," writes Robin Wright.

ISIS’s Cruelty Toward Women Gets Scant Attention

Sep 02, 2014
"Arab and Muslim governments, vocal on the threat ISIS poses to regional stability, have been virtually silent on ISIS’s systemic degradation, abuse, and humiliation of women," writes Haleh Esfandiari.

What Next for US-Africa Engagement?

Aug 22, 2014
From August 4-6, 2014, the first ever US-Africa Summit took place in Washington, DC. The Africa Program and its colleagues provided daily coverage of the event and a variety of perspectives on what this means for US-Africa relations going forward.

Why Do Women Turn into Suicide Bombers?

Aug 05, 2014
Women's involvement in terror is real and growing. What drives women to give their lives for violent movements that insist on their inferiority? Jane Harman writes about this growing trend and what to do to stop it.

Wilson Center Appoints 2014-15 Pakistan Scholar

Jun 12, 2014
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, in collaboration with the Fellowship Fund for Pakistan (FFFP), today announced the appointment of Dr. Fouzia Saeed as the Wilson Center's new Pakistan Scholar.
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Future Leaders Discuss the Role of Women in Political Leadership and the Violence That Hinders Progress

May 30, 2014
Women are becoming a bigger part of the global political leadership equation, at the same time that violence against women is seen by many as an epidemic. Students from Eurasian countries, participating in a State Department exchange program discussed these contradictory situations with Wilson Center experts during an event summarized through this episode of REWIND.

#YesAllCultures #NotAllMen

May 30, 2014
Alison Brysk provides response and analysis to the shooting in Santa Barbara and the #YesAllWomen phenomenon.

Jane Harman on Reproductive Health

Apr 29, 2014
"American opponents of women's rights used to argue that "biology is destiny" and that therefore women's role in the world had to be limited to bearing and raising children. Women like my mother and me who wanted more than that felt like outsiders in the 1950s and 1960s –and in too many parts of the world this is still true," writes Jane Harman.

Japan: Where Leaning In Isn’t Enough

Mar 20, 2014
Japan has to bring about a change in the national psyche about women and work, argues Shihoko Goto.

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