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Fellow Explores How Islamic Feminism Promotes Human Rights and Democracy

Dec 04, 2008
"Gender equality and social justice are core ideals of Islamic feminism," says Wilson Center Fellow Margot Badran, who is writing a book on how Islamic feminism contributes to the promotion of human rights.

Running on Empty: Pakistan's Water Crisis

Dec 03, 2008
Arid yet dependent upon agriculture, Pakistan is experiencing a potentially devastating water crisis. An expert panel assembled by the Wilson Center's Asia Program presented the different facets of the crisis, from scarcity to sanitation to inefficient usage, and examined possible responses.

Ion Ratiu Lecture Celebrates Democracy

Dec 03, 2008
On December 4, Moldovan human rights activist Eleonora Cercavschi, a high school principal in the volatile Transnistria region, will deliver the fourth annual Ion Ratiu Democracy Lecture. She will discuss the right of children in Moldova to a quality education and to be educated in their native Romanian tongue.