Gender

For India, Achieving the Next Generation of Maternal Health Goals Requires New Approaches

Achieving the next generation of maternal health goals in India, which accounts for almost 15 percent of maternal deaths around the world each year, will require innovative new approaches to stubborn problems.

Madame President: The Extraordinary Journey of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

The harrowing, but triumphant story of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, leader of the Liberian women’s movement, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, and the first democratically elected female president in African history.

International Women’s Day 2017: A Day Without a Woman

On International Women’s Day 2017, Global Women’s Leadership and Women in Public Service Project Director, Gwen Young explains the national protest called, “A Day Without a Woman.”

Women Driving Positive Change in the Middle East

Introduction by Julia Craig Romano, Program Assistant, Middle East Program, Wilson Center (United States)

Workforce Readiness for Economic Empowerment

Women’s economic empowerment is sound policy and a right for all women. Women’s economic empowerment allows women to access resources and opportunities that are vital for their own growth, and path to leadership, and the growth of the economy.

President Joyce Banda Talks About Her Time in Office & Sensitizing African Leaders to Maternal Health Challenges

Joyce Banda, Malawi’s first female vice president, became Malawi’s first female president in 2012 after the sudden death of Bungu wa Mutharika in office. From day one, maternal health and girls’ education were a priority in her administration, she tells the Maternal Health Initiative’s Roger-Mark De Souza in an interview at the Wilson Center.

The Northern Triangle of Central America: Violence, Security, and Migration

The latest apprehension numbers from US Customs and Border Protection suggest that Central American migrants, especially women with children and unaccompanied minors, continue to arrive at the U.S. border at an elevated rate. Violence directed at women and their families is believed to be a major driver of this migration and raises questions about how to reduce the violence and diminish the need for women and children to undertake the perilous journey north in search of safety.

Equality on Trial: Gender and Rights in the Modern American Workplace

What defines workplace equality? In 1964, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act placed this question at the forefront of American politics. Equality on Trial examines how a generation of workers and feminists fought to infuse broad notions of sex equality into civil rights law. Their contests to fix the meaning of sex equality ultimately laid the legal and cultural foundation for the neoliberal work regimes that enabled some women to break the glass ceiling as employers lowered the floor for everyone else.

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