Human Rights

The Iranian Presidential Elections: What Do They Tell Us? (Spring 2010)

"Introduction"
     Nader Mehran, Intern, Middle East Program

"The Implications of Iran’s Election Crisis"
     Robin Wright, Former Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

"Iran at the Crossroads"
     Fariborz Ghadar, Distinguished Senior Scholar, Center for Strategic and International Studies; and William A. Schreyer Chair of Global Management and Director of the Center for Global Business Studies, Pennsylvania State University

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).

Building a New Iraq: Ensuring Women's Rights (Arabic Version)

بناء عراق جديد
ضملن حقوق الانسان

 

Winning the Peace: Women's Role in Post-Conflict Iraq

The crucial role women can—and should—play in Iraqi reconstruction was the focus of a forum on April 21 and 22, 2003 in Washington D.C. “Winning the Peace: Women’s Role in Post-Conflict Iraq” was hosted by the Conflict Prevention and Middle East Projects of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and Women Waging Peace, a global initiative of Hunt Alternatives Fund.

 

Contents:

An Assessment of the Iranian Presidential Elections

The Middle East Project at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars arranged a series of meetings on June 25 and 26, 2001, to assess the June 9 presidential elections in Iran. A number of Iranian specialists from Iran and the U.S. took part in the sessions. This publication brings together the papers presented at these meetings. Edited by Haleh Esfandiari and Andrea Bertone.

Foreword, by Haleh Esfandiari

JUNE 25, 2001
Moderator, Shaul Bakhash

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

Political Transition in Afghanistan: The State, Islam and Civil Society (PDF)

ABSTRACT:With the adoption of a new constitution in January 2004 and elections slated for September 2004,Afghanistan stands at a critical turning point in its political development. This Special Report examines the challenges facing Afghanistan in its quest for democracy and stability. Ambassador Said Tayeb Jawad details the promulgation of the new constitution and other successes in Afghanistan’s political transition as well as hurdles such as security and demobilization.

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