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.

Shifting Paradigms: The Role of Young People in Building Peace and Security

Since its adoption in December 2015, United Nations Security Council Resolution 2250 on youth, peace, and security has been hailed as the first of its kind to recognize young people as meaningful drivers of change through its explicit encouragement of youth leadership at all levels of conflict prevention and peacebuilding.

Tokyo’s New Governor Renews Hopes for Women

Tokyo has joined the global year of women at the helm at long last. Japan’s former defense minister won a landslide victory Sunday to become the first female governor of Tokyo, making Yuriko Koike the country’s most powerful female politician. Koike’s victory was especially remarkable as she went her own way as an independent candidate, severing her long-established ties with the ruling Liberal Democratic Party. But she will have much to prove from day one of assuming office, from fighting rampant sexism to tackling government corruption.

After Copenhagen, What Next for Women and Girls?

The once-every-three-years Women Deliver conference has become a major coalescing force for various global health and development efforts aimed at women and girls. “We operate at a global level, influencing the agenda” by focusing on the “four Cs”: convening, communicating, capacity-building, and catalyzing, said Susan Papp, director of policy and advocacy for Women Deliver.

Gender and Migration Between Moldova and Istanbul

In her book, “Worker-Mothers on the Margins of Europe: Gender and Migration between Moldova and Istanbul,” author Leyla Keough chronicles the story of Moldovan women who "commute" for six to twelve months at a time to work as domestics in Istanbul. The book explores the world of undocumented migrants from a post socialist state and reveals that their socialist past continues to color how the women view their labor and their roles within their families, even as they are affected by the same shifts in the global economy that drive migration elsewhere.

WPSP Partners with the Bond University Gender Generation

On June 8, 2016 the Bond University Gender Generation (BUGG) hosted their inaugural event entitled “Some Leaders are Born Women.” This event marked the official launch and partnership between the Bond University Gender Generation and the Wilson Center’s Women in Public Service Project. Gwen Young, Director of the Women in Public Service Project, gave a welcome address for the event. Sophie Devitt, partner at DLA Piper law firm, and Bond University professors, Dr.

At the Eye of the Storm: Women and Climate Change

Struggling to save their failing crops. Walking farther afield to fetch clean water. Protecting their families from devastating storms and violent conflicts. “Women are usually the support systems for our family…we are the last to leave in the event of a catastrophe, which is why women and families are disproportionately hurt by climate catastrophes,” said Wilson Center President, Director, and CEO Jane Harman on June 23 during a conference on women and climate change.

HoPE for Sustainable Development: Development Results from Integration in East Africa

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are an ambitious framework for reducing poverty and improving the lives of billions of people. They were agreed to last year by governments at the United Nations and cover developing and developed countries alike. But how will governments, NGOs, and other organizations go about actually accomplishing them over the next 15 years?