Gender Equality

Gender Based Violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) - Causes and Consequences.

The Wilson Center's Africa Program, Environmental Change and Security Program, and Catholic Relief Services invite you to a program on Gender Based Violence in the DRC: Causes and Consequences. Gender-based violence is perhaps nowhere more prevalent than in the war-torn eastern provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Daily, women's lives are shattered by systematic, brutal rape and other violent atrocities. Please join us for a panel discussion with Kristin Kim Bart, Patricia T. Morris, and Dr. Denis Mukwege.

Sudanese Women: Untapped Resource for Stability and Reconstruction

A full summary and partial transcript of the talk will be posted shortly.

A discussion of the role women peacemakers play in promoting stability and reconstruction in Sudan, sponsored by the Africa Program and Conflict Prevention Project at the Woodrow Wilson Center and Inclusive Security: Women Waging Peace.

Pharmaceutical Pioneers: Female Pharmacists in Dakar, Senegal

Donna PattersonDonna Patterson Africanist Doctoral Candidate Fellow

Moderator: Howard Wolpe, Director, Africa Program

Kenya after Moi

In a roundtable cosponsored by the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Human Rights, renowned Kenyan human rights advocate, Dr. Gibson Kamau Kuria, spoke about the evolution of Kenyan democracy and the country’s human rights environment. Gibson focused on the problems of the newly installed Kibaki government in changing the face of Kenyan politics after the end of the Moi regime.

Kenya – From Moi To Kibaki

Ambassador Johnnie Carson, a senior career American Foreign Service Officer and the most prominent Africanist in the U.S. Department of State, who has just returned from four years in Kenya as the United States envoy to that East African country, told an assemblage of U.S.

Beyond the Magic Bullet: African Women and Their Long and Complex Quest for Gender Justice

Summary of a meeting with Zenebeworke Tadesse, Director of Publications, Forum for Social Sciences, Ethiopia, and Founding Member of the Association of African Women for Research and Development

Contemporary Women's Movements in Hungary: Globalization, Democracy, and Gender Equality

Although the postcommunist period brought an abrupt end to state policies that raised women's political and economic welfare, it also cleared the way for women to participate freely in democratic institutions and the market economy. Perhaps predictably, therefore, the impact that the postcommunist transition has had on women's welfare has also been mixed. Discussing the findings of her book, Katalin Fabian evaluated the gender regime and the growth of women's movements in postcommunist Hungary.

Ripples of the Arab Spring: Revolt and the Role of Women

Pro-democracy rebellions have erupted across the Middle East since December 2010 in what has become known as the Arab Spring. Revolutions—first in Tunisia, then in Egypt—resulted in the ouster of long-time dictators. Civil unrest and protests have raged on from Yemen to Bahrain, from Libya to Syria, and beyond.

Gender and Islam in Africa: New Book from Wilson Center Senior Scholar Margot Badran

Wilson Center Senior Scholar Margot Badran is the editor of a new book published jointly by the Woodrow Wilson Center Press and Stanford University Press. Gender and Islam in Africa: Rights, Sexuality, and Law examines ways in which women in Africa are interpreting traditional Islamic concepts in order to empower themselves and their societies.

Enterprising Women in Urban Zimbabwe: Gender, Microbusiness, and Globalization

Based on a series of interviews conducted throughout the 1990s, Enterprising Women in Urban Zimbabwe discusses the business and personal experiences of women entrepreneurs in the cities of Harare and Bulawayo, who worked in the market trade, crocheting, sewing, and hairdressing professions of the microenterprise sector.

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