Women's Rights News
Aug 24, 2012
In this chapter from The Iran Primer, Haleh Esfandiari provides an historical overview of the women's movement in Iran.
Aug 23, 2012
“Iran is reverting to the failed policies of the past,” says Middle East Program Director Haleh Esfandiari in a Q&A on the decision of 36 Iranian universities to limit access to or altogether bar women from certain academic fields.
Aug 14, 2012
The Minister of Women and Children Affairs of Bangladesh, Dr. Shirin Sharmin Chowdhury, opened a three-week long Leadership Institute at the Asian University for Women in Chittagong.
Aug 14, 2012
In collaboration with the U.S. State Department and the Seven Sisters women’s colleges, the Asian University for Women will host the Women in Public Service Summer Institute from August 1 to August 15, 2012.
Aug 14, 2012
The first AUW Women in Public Service Summer Institute led by Dr. Rangita de Silva de Alwis, Director of the Global Women's Leadersip Initiative is currently underway at the Asian University for Women in Chittagong, Bangladesh, running from August 1 – August 15, 2012.
Jul 20, 2012
Former member of parliament Rola Dashti was appointed state minister for planning and development and state minister for National Assembly affairs in Kuwait.
Jun 27, 2012
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars announced today the appointment of Rangita de Silva de Alwis as director of its Global Women’s Leadership Initiative (GWLI).
Jun 26, 2012
"After the Arab Uprisings: Women on Rights, Religion, and Rebuilding" examines ordinary citizens' views on the issues vital to rebuilding after the revolution. The report focuses on several countries that experienced upheaval in 2011, exploring the perspectives of women and men on the role of religious legislation, women's rights, life perceptions, and the economy.
Jun 22, 2012
The Wilson Center's President and CEO Jane Harman gave keynote remarks at the Women in Public Service Project's (WPSP) inaugural Institute which brought 49 female delegates from around the world to Wellesley College for a two-week long intensive training, networking, and mentoring program. During the speech Harman announced that WPSP, co-founded by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, will be joining forces with the Wilson Center.
The Women in Public Service Project Joins Forces with the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Jun 21, 2012
The Wilson Center becomes the permanent home of the Women in Public Service Project, with Rangita de Silva de Alwis announced as Director of Women's Leadership Initiatives.