Globalization, Human Rights & Security

Women make up a majority of the world’s poor; more than half of immigrants, refugees and casualties of armed conflicts; and they are often the first to feel the brunt of economic, political, environmental and humanitarian crises. At the same time, women are essential partners for promoting conflict resolution, reducing extremism and promoting post-conflict reconstruction and sustainable development. However, governments and international organizations often overlook the significant contributions and vital perspectives of women and girls, thereby undermining effective security policies and peace-building initiatives. Human rights advocates and security experts are calling for more efforts to invest in women, implement gender-sensitive laws and policies and ensure that women are included at decision-making tables.

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Posted by admin The International Violence Against Women Act (I-VAWA) was introduced into the House and Senate today. Ritu Sharma of Women Thrive...
January 15, 2010 posted by Linda BaschAs reports filter in from Haiti in the aftermath of Wednesday's catastrophic earthquake, it is difficult to...
December 2, 2009 posted by Kyla Bender-BairdA study released this fall reported some chilling trends:More than 2 million babies and mothers die...
May 24, 2009 posted by admin Last year’s UN Security Council Resolution 1820 recognized sexual violence as a war crime. Its passage is often...

News

  • April 19, 2012

    A report from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the Vatican's orthodoxy watchdog, accuses the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, the largest umbrella group for nuns in the United States, of taking positions that...


  • April 18, 2012

    The Globe and Mail article discusses the International Football Association Board's unanimous recommendation to rescind the hijab ban first introduced by the Fédération Internationale de Football Association in 2007.


  • April 16, 2012

    Sports Illustrated reports that the International Olympic Committee is stilltalking to Saudi Arabia about sending women to the London Games, despite a report that the conservative Muslim country's national Olympic committee resists the idea.


  • April 9, 2012

     CBS reports on the increasing levels of homelessness among female veterans.


  • April 6, 2012

     Plans for Saudi Arabia to send women to the Olympics for the first time appear to be in jeopardy.