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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Critical Issue: Haiti: Gender Dimension of Humanitarian Relief Efforts

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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.


  • August 21, 2010

    Reuters: Chechen women continue to be targeted for not wearing headscarves. Some women have been punched, or terrorized by men wielding automatic rifles.

  • August 20, 2010

    CBS News: Many fear that if the Taliban return to power, that the rights of women and girls will be sacrificed. At risk of being lost are the rights of girls to attend school and domestic violence shelters.

  • July 29, 2010

    Nation: With the rise in anti-immigrant sentiment, Arizona State Senator Russell Pearce, is pushing for leigslation that would allow Arizona "to refuse to accept or issue a birth certificate that recognizes citizenship to those born to illegal...

  • July 27, 2010

    New York Times: This month, in Argentina, gay couples won the right to marry and adopt children. Activists hope that the legalization of abortion in Latin America will soon follow, as it currently is only legal in Cuba.

  • July 26, 2010

    NPR: "More than 6 months after the earthquake, Haitians -- and particularly Haitian women -- continue to struggle. Danielle St. Lot has held several positions in Haiti's government, and has spent much of her career focused on promoting...