Gender Equality

A Woman's Place is in the House: A Comparative Look at Women in Politics in the United States and Canada

Summary of a conference with Sylvia Bashevkin, professor, University of Toronto; Carolyn Bennett, member of Parliament (Canada); Rosemary Brown, former member of Legislative Assembly (British Columbia); Susan J. Carroll, Center for American Women and Politics, Rutgers University; Marilyn Dankner, National Federation of Republican Women; Elisabeth Gidengil, professor, McGill University; Mervat Hatem, professor, Howard University; Melissa Haussman, professor, Suffolk University; Ellen R.

Madagascar, Past and Future: Lessons From Population, Health, and Environment Programs

In Madagascar, "today's challenges are even greater than those faced 25 years ago," said Lisa Gaylord, director of program development at the Wildlife Conservation Society.

A Conversation on Art and Social Change

"At the core of human rights and artistic behavior is respect for human dignity. It is this that unites art and justice," said Jane M.

Foundation Roundtable: Future Family Planning Strategies

"Family planning is one of the biggest success stories of development cooperation," said Bert Koenders, Dutch Minister for Development Cooperation, via video at a roundtable discussion on the future of family planning and reproductive health.

From Relief to Development: Gender-Based Violence Interventions in Conflict and Post-Conflict Contexts

Though widespread sexual and gender-based violence (GBV) is often thought of as the product of political instability or conflict, its scope is much larger and more complex, said Heidi Lehmann, senior GBV technical advisor at the International Rescue Committee (IRC), at "From Relief to Development: Gender-Based Violence Interventions in Conflict and Post-Conflict Contexts," a June 4, 2008, meeting sponsored by the Wilson Center's Environmental Change and Security Program.