Gender Equality

“Between Marketization and Social Protection: Ambivalences of Feminism in the Context of Capitalist Crisis”

Nancy Fraser is one of the leading political philosophers and feminist theorists practicing today. Her writing addresses issues of concern to a broad audience, including globalization, cosmopolitanism, identity politics, neoliberalism, the welfare state, and gender issues.

Improving Maternal Health: A Conversation with Kenyan Field Workers and Policymakers

“The traditional strategies for improving the health system include the horizontal approach, which prioritizes non-communicable diseases, and the vertical approach which prioritizes communicable diseases such as HIV/AIDS,” said John Townsend, vice president of reproductive health programs at Population Council, during a webcast discussion between the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, DC, and maternal health experts in Nairobi, Kenya.

Women, Migration and the Work of Care: The United States in Comparative Perspective

Native-born American workers are not meeting current U.S. demands for care workers, whether for children, the elderly, or those with chronic illnesses. As a result, there are significant opportunities for migrant workers--opportunities to which women from many parts of the globe are responding. But because U.S. immigration quotas are not in synch with these needs, many potential care workers are entering the country without documentation. Temporary care work programs--though not unproblematic--may be the answer.

Why Latino/a History Matters to U.S. History: A lecture by Dr. Vicki Ruiz

Please join us for the inauguration of  “The Past, Present, and Future of U.S. Women’s History” lecture series, a joint venture between the
The National Women’s History Museum (NWHM) and the Woodrow Wilson Center. This series is aimed at promoting the need for a national museum to focus on women’s lives  over the course of United States history. Our goal is to cover diverse topics in women’s history, explore leading scholarship and address the question, “Why women’s history?”

Strengthening the Voices of Women Champions for Family Planning and Reproductive Health

“The health, security, and well-being of families depend importantly on the health of women,” said Carol Peasley, president and CEO of the Centre for Development and Population Activities (CEDPA). “When women have the ability to voluntarily space and limit the number of children they have, maternal and newborn child deaths decrease, as do abortions and abortion-related injuries,” she continued.

Kristen Ghodsee Wins Two Book Prizes for <i>Muslim Lives in Eastern Europe</i>

Kristen Ghodsee has won two prizes for Muslim Lives in Eastern Europe: Gender, Ethnicity and the Transformation of Islam in Postsocialist Bulgaria, a book she worked on as a fellow at The Wilson Center from 2005 to 2006. Most recently, Ghodsee won the 2011 William A.

<i>Gender and Islam in Africa: Rights, Sexuality, and Law</i>

In her new book, Margot Badran examines ways in which women in Africa are interpreting traditional Islamic concepts of gender and family in order to empower themselves and their societies.

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