Events

An Enduring Revolution: Pakistani Women’s Collective Action for Change

May 05, 2015 // 3:00pm4:30pm
The role of women in many developing countries has traditionally been understood as that of a passive receiver of repression or services. Fouzia Saeed’s research findings challenge this view. At this event, Dr. Saeed will share the outcome of her work during her time as the Wilson Center’s 2014-15 Pakistan Scholar.

WPSP Institute at Mills College: Women, Water, and the World

April 11, 2015 // 9:00amApril 20, 2015 // 5:00pm
The WPSP Institute at Mills College focused on “Women, Water, and the World: How Women Can Solve the Earth’s Water Crisis.” Institute participants were drawn from around the globe with an emphasis on working to re-build their communities, expanding their public service orientation, and promoting sustainable economic livelihoods. How women use water, share knowledge, and promote sound management and conservation of water are key issues for our planet’s future and critical issues for women in public service.

Working Together to End Violence against Women: The Experience of Russia and the US

March 05, 2015 // 10:00am11:30am
**THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED**

Egyptian Women: Small Steps Ahead on a Very Long Journey

February 10, 2015 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Women were pivotal cogs in the wheel of Egypt's political development over the past four years. Whether it was the popular uprisings against former President Hosni Mubarak or Islamic rule, or referenda or elections, women were called upon at times of the country's greatest need and never failed to heed the call. Now that the country is gearing up for parliamentary elections, will women's efforts finally be recognized with appropriate political representation and will their voices be heard?
Webcast

A Conversation with Vian Dakhil

December 09, 2014 // 3:00pm4:00pm
Vian Dakhil, the only Yazidi Member of Parliament in Iraq, will discuss the plight of the Yazidi women since the attack by ISIS. Dakhil, who gave an impassioned speech in Iraq’s parliament about the ISIS attack, is known as the voice of Iraq’s Yazidi minorities.
Webcast

I Was Not Alone: A Pakistani Activist's Journey for Change

September 30, 2014 // 4:00pm5:30pm
In I Was Not Alone, Fouzia Saeed tells the story of working women’s struggles in Pakistan. Forming a movement called AASHA, she and hundreds of others dared to challenge the nation’s behavior toward working women. This movement led the whole country to stand together against sexual harassment in the workplace, and resulted in the passage of legislation protecting women’s rights.

A Report Launch: Mapping the Substantive Representation of Women in the Ugandan Parliament

September 03, 2014 // 3:00pm4:30pm
A Joint Study by the Center for Women in Government & Civil Society, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy, University at Albany and Nkumba University with support from the Women in Public Service Project at the Wilson Center assesses the gender imbalance in the Ugandan Parliament by examining the efficacy of the quota system and challenges involved with implementation.

Beyond Gender Quotas in African Politics: How to Deliver on Women's Issues in Africa

July 24, 2014 // 10:00am11:30am
On Thursday, July 24, 2014, Wilson Center’s Africa Program co-sponsored a public event with the Global Women’s Leadership Initiative titled, “Beyond Gender Quotas in African Politics: How to Deliver on Women’s Issues in Africa.”
Webcast

Land Restitution, Gender Equity, and Rural Development in Colombia

May 09, 2014 // 9:00am11:00am
Colombia’s 2011 Victims and Land Restitution Law is an historic piece of legislation that seeks to redress victims of forced displacement in rural areas and formalize land rights for those who want to return to their properties. As a mechanism of transitional justice, the Law places the victims of conflict at the center of state activity. It also provides a series of positive measures to address the historic and conflict-related discrimination that women victims have experienced when attempting to reclaim their land. Does the Law accomplish these goals and secure gender-equitable property rights for victims of violence?

Women in Conflict Resolution: Top-Down vs. Bottom-Up Approaches

May 06, 2014 // 3:00pm4:30pm
The inclusion of women in foreign policy-making and implementation in peace-building and post-conflict transformation is known to result in better policies for all. Yet, women remain under-represented in the field. Attempts to involve women have largely focused on top-down approaches. However, bottom-up approaches demonstrate a lot of potential, as shown by the involvement of women in Turkish-Greek and Turkish-Armenian conflict resolution processes. In which way are bottom-up approaches effective? What can we learn from previous efforts? Which lessons are applicable internationally?

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