Gender Equality

Saving Mothers, Giving Life: It Takes a System to Save a Mother

The vast majority of maternal deaths are preventable. Despite this fact, approximately every two minutes a woman dies during pregnancy or childbirth. 

Brazilian Women in STEM

Book Launch: 'The Time Has Come – Why Men Must Join the Gender Equality Revolution'

"The public world of gender relations is exploding around us. The private world of relationships, families, and sex is a minefield of power and love. There has never, ever, in the 8,000 year history of our male-dominated world, been a moment quite like this. You and I are living it. The gender equality revolution."
 
In words both challenging and compassionate, author Dr. Michael Kaufman makes the case for men to actively support the fight for women's rights in our workplaces, in public life, and in our homes. 
 

Achieving Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights for All

“The Guttmacher-Lancet Commission could not come at a better time,” said Patricia Da Silva, Associate Director of the International Planned Parenthood Federation United Nations Liaison Office.

Diverse Boots on the Ground: EU and NATO Effectiveness

On 10th December 2018, the Wilson Center’s Women in Public Service Project (WPSP), German Marshall Fund (GMF) and Women in International Security (WIIS) jointly organized a discussion of the GMF paper, Raising EU and NATO Effectiveness: The Impact of Diverse Boots on the Ground by Corinna Hoerst, Laura Groenendaal and Gale A. Mattox.

Global Women’s Leadership Spotlight: Colonel Eries Mentzer

In this edition of Wilson Center NOW we speak with Colonel Eries Mentzer, Vice Commander of Joint Base Anacostia Bolling and former Air Force fellow at the Wilson Center.  Col. Mentzer discusses her rise through the ranks of the United States Air Force and the personal and professional mentors who helped shape her career.  Gwen Young, the Director of the Wilson Center’s Global Women’s Leadership Initiative also joins the discussion.

Guests

Q+A with Mariela Belski, Executive Director of Amnesty International Argentina

Q: On August 8, the Argentine Senate rejected legislation that would have legalized abortion, after the bill narrowly passed in the Lower House a month earlier. What happened? Given societal changes, is the legalization of abortion in Argentina inevitable?

Making it a Priority: Adolescents’ Health and Rights

“Adolescence is a time to support young peoples’ access to information, to education, to skills and to services that can result in a healthy and safe transition into adulthood,” said Sarah Barnes, Project Director of the Maternal Health Initiative, at a recent Wilson Center event on engaging youth and protecting their sexual and reproductive health and rights. “It’s time to make adolescents a priority,” said Barnes.

Will Women Decide the Brazilian Election? The Potential Impact of Female Voters and Candidates

Women could play a decisive role in determining who wins the presidential race in Brazil this fall. As many as one-third of female voters are currently undecided and half reject the current front-runner, Congressman Jair Bolsonaro. Leading male candidates, ostensibly in an effort to gain women votes, are choosing female running mates.

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