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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.

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.

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

Defusing the Bomb: Overcoming Pakistan's Population Challenge

This event was organized by the Asia Program and Environmental Change and Security Program, and had additional co-sponsorship from the Comparative Urban Studies Project.

This conference was made possible through the generosity of the Fellowship Fund for Pakistan.

Running on Empty: Pakistan's Water Crisis

"Water shortages," warns the British scholar Anatol Lieven, "present the greatest future threat to the viability of Pakistan as a state and a society." While this assertion may be overblown, one can hardly dispute its underlying premise: Pakistan's water situation is extremely precarious. Water availability has plummeted from about 5,000 cubic meters per capita in the early 1950s to less than 1500 m3 per capita today.

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.

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.

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