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Sex and World Peace: How the Treatment of Women Affects Development and Security

“What we have discovered is that the very best predictor of how insecure and unstable a nation is not its level of democracy, it’s not its level of wealth, it’s not what ‘Huntington civilization’ it belongs to, but is in fact best predicted by the level of violence against women in the society,” said Valerie Hudson, co-author of Sex and World Peace, at an April 26 

Learning From Success: Ministers of Health Discuss Accelerating Progress in Maternal Survival

“The gains we have made [in reducing maternal mortality rates] are remarkable; however, gains are fragile and donor resources are declining. Substantial investments must be maintained to safeguard these hard-wins,” said Afghanistan Minister of Health Suraya Dail on April 23.

Moving Targets: Youth Priorities and the Policy Response in War and Post-War Africa

In war and post-war Africa, youth populations are colossal and most governments are weak. The elemental youthfulness of Africa’s war-affected has created a daunting yet virtually overlooked irony: that while youth are demographically dominant, many if not most consider themselves to be members of an outcast minority.

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President Atifete Jahjaga

The Council of Women World Leaders is pleased to add President Jahjaga of Kosovo to the Council’s collective voice supporting women at the highest levels of government. She became the Council's 47th member on February 22, 2012. She is the first female president of Kosovo.

President Jahjaga’s biography, as originally displayed on the official website of the government of Kosovo:

President Atifete Jahjaga was born on the 20th of April 1975 in Rashkoc – Gjakova

Women in the World Summit 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

On the occasion of International Women’s Day, March 8, 2012, the Middle East Program at the Woodrow Wilson Center asked a cross-section of women in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, the United States, and other countries to reflect on how women have fared in the Arab Spring.

 

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

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.

This publication was also featured in Isobel Coleman's blog and the Atlantic.

Addressing the Evolving Needs of Haiti’s Women and Children Two Years After the Earthquake

Please join the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the Global Health Council, Management Sciences for Health, Population Services International, and United Nations Population Fund for an event in commemoration of the two year anniversary of the earthquake in Haiti.

This event will be aimed at highlighting the progress in health for women and children in Haiti since the disaster occurred and communicate how Haitian and U.S. governments, multilateral organizations, and civil society are continuing to work together to build a healthier future for women and children.

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

If you look at the world's population through the lens of gender, you will find an approximate 50-50 split between men and women. But when it comes to presidents, prime ministers, and other heads of state, a significant gender gap is uncovered. For 15 years, The Council of Women World Leaders has been at the forefront in fostering a dialogue on gender issues. The Council is a network of current and former women prime ministers and presidents.

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