Women's Rights

MENA Women Quarterly Report (July-September 2016)

Feature: Women Breaking Barriers in the Workforce

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.

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.

The White House of the Future is Filled with Women

What would a White House run by women feel like?

“Powerful and exciting. No doubt there would be infectious energy- talk about being and making America great!”

It’s Gwen K. Young’s mission to fill 1700 Pennsylvania Avenue with historic numbers of women this election cycle, as well as state houses, mayoral mansions, police precincts and congressional seats dotting the country. One county seat after another, she will chip away at political parity with a goal to reach 50% by 2050. 

Five Years after the Arab Spring: What's Next for Women in the MENA Region?

Introduction by Kendra Heideman, Program Associate, Middle East Program, Wilson Center

Turkey, the Kurds, and Regional Conflicts

Turkish journalist Amberin Zaman is currently a Public Policy Fellow with the Wilson Center’s Middle East and Global Europe Programs. She has been covering Turkey, the Kurds, and regional conflicts for a number of news outlets including The Economist and The Washington Post. She shares her thoughts and insights on a range related of issues in this edition of  Wilson Center NOW.


Looking Forward: A Conversation with Kazakhstan’s Secretary of State

Over the past 25 years, Kazakhstan has made hard-earned progress, rising from the poverty and chaos of sudden independence to become a middle-income nation. President Nazarbayev recently introduced a strategic vision for its long-term development, “Kazakhstan 2050,” outlining the key reforms necessary for Kazakhstan to become globally competitive.