Gender Equality

Saudi Women Made History–But Still Have a Long Way to Go

A taboo was broken in Saudi Arabia this weekend when women voted for the first timeAt least 17 women were elected in Saturday’s municipal council elections, a state-run news site reported Sunday.

State of World Population 2015 - 'Shelter From the Storm: A Transformative Agenda for Women and Girls in a Crisis-Prone World' (Report Launch)

The sexual and reproductive health and rights of women and girls must be protected, even – especially – during “the toughest of times, in the hardest of places,” said Kate Gilmore, deputy executive director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), at the Wilson Center on December 3.

Reaction to Global Gender Gap Report

The World Economic Forum has released the 2015 edition of its Global Gender Gap Report. Gwen Young, Director of the Global Women’s Leadership Initiative reacts to the findings. To read the complete report, visit: http://reports.weforum.org/global-gender-gap-report-2015/

“Women, Business, and the Law: Getting to Equal”

Photos of the event.

The World Bank Group report series Women, Business, and the Law measures legal and regulatory barriers to female employment and entrepreneurship in seven key areas of economic opportunity. For the fourth edition of this report, data from 173 economies was collected to show how local laws, regulations, and institutions have contributed to gender-based inequalities and employment imbalances.

Gaining Ground: Women in Public Service

The Wilson Center’s Global Women’s Leadership Initiative (GWLI) supports the goal of “50 by 50.” That’s 50% of public service roles, at all levels, held by women by year 2050.  Recent elections suggest that progress is being made. Gwen Young, Director of the GWLI provides a progress report. That’s the focus of this edition of  Wilson Center NOW.

Women, Technology, and Policy: Leadership in Private and Public Sectors

On Thursday, October 29, the Wilson Center’s Global Women’s Leadership Initiative hosted a panel discussion on female leadership in the technology field featuring prominent leaders from both the private and public sectors.

Right to Know: Empowering Youth Through Health and Education

“If we are serious about results, [the Sustainable Development Goals] must be developed from the perspective of the young person, particularly the adolescent girl. It is about her challenges, her rights, and her future. Our collective success begins and ends with her,” said Benoit Kalasa, director of the technical division for the United Nation’s Population Fund at the Wilson Center on October 19.

A River Runs Again: Reporting on India’s Natural Crisis—and Its Surprising Solutions

The world’s second most populous country – projected to be first by 2022 – is developing faster than ever before, roiling the social, political, and environmental landscape.

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