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Population and Conflict: Exploring the Links

ECSP Report asked five scholars to contribute commentaries summarizing their current research on the links between conflict and four key factors: density, age structure, sex ratio, and differential population growth. These commentaries, which seek to help non-experts navigate this complex territory, offer recommendations for policymakers and programmers working to prevent conflict and stabilize population growth.

Missing Women and Bare Branches: Gender Balance and Conflict

The emerging subfield of “security demographics” examines the linkages between population dynamics and the security trajectories of nation-states. For the last 5 to 10 years, researchers have examined the security aspects of such topics as the demographic transition, the sub-replacement birth rates of developed economies, the proportion of young men as compared to older men in the population, the effects of legal and illegal immigration, and the effects of pandemics such as AIDS and drug-resistant tuberculosis.

PECS News Issue 2 (Spring 2000)

PECS News Issue 2 includes:

Oiling the Friction: Environmental Conflict Management in the Niger Delta, Nigeria (Event Summary)

Environmental Cooperation for Regional Peace and Security in Southern Africa (Event Summary)

Forest Futures: Population, Consumption, and Wood Resources (Event Summary)

Progress in Gender Integration at the World Wildlife Fund Nepal Program - Melissa Thaxton

Violence Through Environmental Discrimination: Causes, Rwanda Arena, and Conflict Model (Book Review)

Islamic Feminism and Beyond: The New Frontier (Fall 2010)

     Haleh Esfandiari, Director, Middle East Program
     Margot Badran, Senior Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center

"Feminist Activism for Change in Family Laws and Practices: Lessons from the Egyptian Past for the Global Present"
     Margot Badran, Senior Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center; Senior Fellow, Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim Christian Understanding, Georgetown University

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Regional Strategies for Empowering Women

The Middle East Program of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (“Wilson Center”) supports the efforts of Iraqi women by conducting workshops and public events that address issues of utmost importance to their increased rights. Most recently, the Middle East Program organized a series of three workshops held in Amman, Jordan and funded by the Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) of the U.S. Department of State.

Building a New Iraq: Ensuring Women's Rights

Since July 2004, the Wilson Center has organized four workshops held in Beirut, Lebanon, which have been funded by the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) and co-sponsored by the Centre for Women at the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA).