Leadership and Participation, Women's Rights and Empowerment

iraqi woman holds her voter registration card

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. 
Liberian police force includes women

Why More Women? The Efficacy of Incorporating Women in Local Police Forces

May 21, 2018
If the protection of women and girls is a pillar of the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) movement, then we need female police officers to hold that pillar up. There are two key reasons for this.
Nobel Laureates Shirin Ebadi and Mairead Corrigan Maguire

Women Nobel Peace Laureates Organize First-Ever Feminist Summit at G7

May 09, 2018
Setting a groundbreaking precedent, this year’s G7 Summit in Ottawa, Canada was accompanied by the first-ever feminist summit, a side meeting known as the W7.
members of the NGO working group on women, peace and security

The Women of the NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security

April 18, 2018
In 2014, the United Nations Security Council held an open debate on Women, Peace and Security that focused on the theme of “Displaced Women and Girls: Leaders and Survivors.”  Many members of the NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security
rwanda women in government

No Such Thing as a Perfect Peace: Takeaway Lessons on Women in Governance in Rwanda’s Post-Conflict Process

April 06, 2018
In 1994, the world would have never thought that Rwanda—a country that had erupted overnight into genocide—would later be known as a post-conflict exemplar of gender equality. Yet, this reputation is easily justified.

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