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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Re:Gender Resources

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    Event flyer - Afternoon Program 2012: Taking a Worldwide Reading - Federal Reserve Bank of New York...

  • US Civil Society Working Group on Women, Peace, and Security

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    The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) is the most comprehensive federal legislation ever enacted to...

  • NCRW Fact Sheet: The International Violence Against Women Act
    I-VAWA would apply the force of U.S. diplomacy and provide $1 billion over five years to institute...

Reports & Publications

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Blog Posts

By Natasha Cline-Thomas*Each year, NCRW hosts an expert roundtable on the afternoon of its Awards Dinner. This year’s program Women 2012:...
By Shyama Venkateswar, Ph.D.*The National Council for Research on Women participates in the US Civil Society Working Group on Women, Peace, and...
Margot Baruch, an NCRW AMEX Fellow, recently posted a blog analyzing the newly established UN Women program. She writes that in order “for UN...
By Juliana Stebbins*President Obama announced on June 22, 2011 that in response to the United States’ significant progress in achieving...
By Linda BaschNow a week after the AMREF luncheon, I want to share why I’m still feeling so inspired.


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  • Human Rights Champion Rhonda Copelon Dies: Broke New Ground to Open U.S. Federal Courts to Victims of International Human Rights Abuses

  • AC 2009: "A New Agenda for Global Human Rights?"

  • Women 2012: Taking a Worldwide Reading





    Women 2012: Taking a Worldwide Reading  on Tuesday, March 6th, at Federal Reserve Bank of New York. To read the event press release,...