Leadership and Participation, Women's Rights and Empowerment

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Is Democracy Better for Women? Why Certain Types of Governance Are Often More Inclusive Than Others

June 27, 2018
Each year, the Fourth of July is lauded in the United States as a reminder that—as a democracy—the US is fortunate enough to have the best system of governance in the world. So, why are democracies considered “better” than other systems?
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Where Are All the Women in STEM…Still?

June 27, 2018
One hundred fifteen years after Marie Curie first announced that she discovered radium, women still face obstacles in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields.
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World Environment Day: What Are Women Around the World Doing to Promote Environmentalism?

June 05, 2018
On World Environment Day, Our Secure Future is pleased to highlight three women leaders who are drawing the link from human rights to the environment.
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As More Women Run for Office in Iraq, Are Gender Quotas Producing their Expected Result?

June 04, 2018
This year’s election in Iraq saw a surge of new female candidates who ran their campaigns in a nontraditional way.  Women appeared on campaign posters wearing makeup and no headscarves. 
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Honoring Women Peacekeepers

May 29, 2018
In 2011, police women marched at the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur, commemorating the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers