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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December 19, 2008 posted by Shyama VenkateswarAn op-ed just came across our desk that we wanted to share, as part of this week's Violence Forum here...
December 16, 2008 posted by admin If Vice-President-elect Joe Biden called me up seeking my input on how to build support for initiatives to end...
December 16, 2008 posted by admin What does a skills training center for women in Sierra Leone, a village in Rwanda and an entire district in the...
December 16, 2008 posted by Linda Basch Last week marked the 60th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. As we...
December 8, 2008 posted by adminKyla Bender-Baird: What message would you like to send to Hillary Clinton, our next likely Secretary of State? ...

News

  • March 2, 2012

     For the past twenty years Moroccan women, from the liberal camp to the Islamist, have campaigned for equal rights for women. Their struggle has borne many triumphs and is gradually beginning to change the lives of women throughout the country...


  • February 21, 2012

     A year after they marched alongside men to topple regimes in the Arab Spring, Arab women are facing a wall of misogyny.


  • February 21, 2012

     Bundles of filthy string hang from bars on her only window. Sacks of clothes are piled high in the corner. Outside, in the alley below, untreated sewage and anonymous grey liquids seep through the stones. Incense sticks dry in the sun. Handmade...


  • February 17, 2012

      “Culture war,” in fact, increasingly seems too vague a term for the current conversation in the country about women’s rights. That conversation is acquiring an increasingly retrograde tone, one that should cause liberals to be...


  • February 10, 2012

     Sylvia Ann Hewlett explains how, in places like China and India, younger professionals are gunning for work-life balance over a full-on career.