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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By Allie Bohm*As a colleague recently reminded me, our system of government was developed not to pass laws, but to make change slowly. Take, for...
The United States remains one of only seven countries that have not ratified CEDAW (the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination...
By Margot Baruch* Before CEDAW there was no international legal mechanism in place that called on states to assess gender inequalities in their...
By Linda Tarr-Whelan*NCRW asked leading research and policy expert Linda Tarr-Whelan to weigh in on the status of CEDAW. In addition to her responses...
By Don Kraus*The bumper sticker on my wife’s car reads, “Well-behaved women seldom make history!” I believe proponents of CEDAW,...

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