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 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.


  • September 24, 2011

    A study on the status of Widows in Iraq by Relief International was shared with the Iraqi Parliament on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011. Portions of the study were reported by the Associated Press on Sept. 18, 2011. The information available on the wire was...

  • September 24, 2011
    The Nepal Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2010, conducted from September to December 2010, found that 48 percent of Nepalese women, aged between 15-49 years, felt their husbands had the right to beat them if they spoilt the food while cooking,...

  • September 24, 2011

    In 1993, India passed a constitutional amendment requiring Indian states to have women in one-third of local government council positions. Since then, documented crimes against women have risen by 44 percent, rapes per capita by 23 percent, and...

  • September 23, 2011

    At the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation’s Women and the Economy Summit in San Francisco, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met with delegates and ministers from twenty one countries in Asia and the Americas. Clinton highlighted women’s...

  • September 23, 2011

    A Voice of America commentary recommends empowering women globally as a way to create favorable outcomes in poverty alleviation, economic growth, and general prosperity.