Gender Equality

Women, Islam and Human Rights in Africa

In discussing some of the major issues concerning women’s position under Islamic law in Nigeria, Ayesha Imam, as keynote speaker, stated that Shari’a law is neither divine nor unchangeable. Although many Muslims and non-Muslims believe that Shari’a law is found in the Koran, she argued that this is not the case.

Women, Politics, and Islam: The Case of Tunisia

Summary of a meeting cosponsored by the Middle East Project and Africa Project with Lilia Labidi, University of Tunis (Tunisia) and current Woodrow Wilson Center Fellow.

<b>Live Webcast--</b>Gender and Trade:Identifying Myths, Overcoming Challenges and Developing Alternatives</b>

To watch the webcast, follow the links in the See Also box to the right of this screen.

Promoting Peace in Sudan: The Critical Role of Civil Society

October 8-15, 2004, Women Waging Peace hosted 16 Sudanese women peace builders for meetings, presentations, and events in New York and Washington, DC. The purpose of this conference was to raise the voices of women peace builders and urge the US government, the UN, other international governmental and non-governmental organizations, and think tanks to promote the inclusion of women in all efforts to bring peace to this troubled country.

312. Trafficking Women after Socialism: from, to and through Eastern Europe

Gail Kligman is Professor of Sociology and Director Designate of the Center for European and Eurasian Studies, University of California-Los Angeles. She presented a paper that she co-wrote with Stephanie Limoncelli at an EES noon discussion on March 11,2005. The following is a summary of her presentation. Meeting Report 312.

Middle Eastern Women on the Move

Introduction
Haleh Esfandiari

Women, Information Technology, and Human Development
Mahnaz Afkhami

Zanan: Trials and Successes of a Feminist Magazine in Iran
Roza Eftekhari

The Art of Female Publishing
Mansoureh Ettehadieh

Is Reformist Politics Good for Iranian Women?
Farideh Farhi

From Program to Practice:Towards Women’s Meaningful and Effective Political Participation in Jordan and Lebanon
Laurie King-Irani

Strategies for Promoting Gender Equity in Developing Countries: Lessons, Challenges and Opportunities

Strategies for Promoting Gender Equity in Developing Countries: Lessons, Challenges, and Opportunities examines both old and new strategies for promoting gender equity in development. As such, it draws upon expert scholars and practitioners to analyze individual cases from throughout the developing world. It also aims to identify policy options and suggestions for moving the current debate forward. This publication is a product of a conference co-sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson Center and the Inter-American Foundation.

 

 

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.

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