Women's Rights

ISIS’s Brutality Toward Women and Girls–and How to Help the Victims

Last August, Vian Dakhil pleaded with her colleagues in the Iraqi parliament, and for the outside world, to pay attention to the atrocities Islamic State was inflicting on Yazidi men and women. She told of Yazidi women and girls being kidnapped, separated from their families, taken from their homes, and enlisted into sexual slavery.

MENA Women Quarterly Report (April-June 2015)

Special Feature: Iranian Women Expressing Opinions via Art and Sport

Roger-Mark De Souza Discusses Family Planning, Empowerment, and the Environment

Colorado has seen a historic drop in the pregnancy rate among teens and poor women, thanks to a pioneering family planning program providing long-acting birth control for free.

Youth Repatriation in Guatemala: The Realities of Returning Home

In the summer of 2014, record numbers of migrants from Central American countries, many of them unaccompanied minors, were intercepted at the U.S.-Mexico border. In the United States, much of the debate in the media and in Congress focused on how to process and return these migrants to their countries of origin—but what happens to these migrants after they are returned?  This event features two of the authors of a new paper published by the Latin American Program on the repatriation of Guatemalan migrants.

To Have and to Hold: Gender Regimes and Property Rights in Twentieth Century Romania

The meaning of citizenship has changed profoundly over the twentieth century, with women experiencing the most radical shifts in how their rights and duties have been defined and protected by the state.  Visiting Scholar Maria Bucur follows the changes that have affected women in Romania in the area of property rights.  Over a century of conflict and societal transformation, women have gradually gained more rights as citizens, but full equality with men has not been achieved.

Afghanistan’s Unsung Heroes: Reflections of Afghan Women Leaders and Implications for U.S. Policy

In Afghanistan, the future of women is highly uncertain. International troops have left the country, and Afghanistan’s new government is exploring the possibility of reconciliation talks with the Taliban. The new book Contested Terrain: Reflections with Afghan Women Leaders, by Sally L. Kitch, chronicles the stories of two Afghan professional women, Marzia Basel and Jamila Afghani, as they navigate both patriarchal culture and international intervention, and as they experience both immense possibilities and utter hopelessness.

An Enduring Revolution: Pakistani Women’s Collective Action for Change

The role of women in many developing countries has traditionally been understood as that of a passive receiver of repression or services. Fouzia Saeed’s research findings challenge this view. At this event, Dr. Saeed will share the outcome of her work during her time as the Wilson Center’s 2014-15 Pakistan Scholar. She has studied four different movements where Pakistani women played an active role and successfully brought about changes in policies, legislation, and institutions. Dr.

Political Representation of Women in Mexico

WC-15-13T Director, Global Women’s Leadership Initiative (GWLI)

OPENING DATE: April 9, 2015

CLOSING DATE: May 8, 2015

SALARY: GS-0101-15 ($126,245.00 to $ 158,700.00)

LOCATION: WASHINGTON, D.C.

WHO MAY APPLY: All qualified candidates may apply.

The Director will:

Serve as the Wilson Center’s chief expert and strategist on matters pertaining to global women’s issues and serve as a senior advisor to the executive leadership of the Center and WPSP Advisory Council on these issues.

Provide strategic oversight to the mission and goals of WPSP.

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