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.

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  • June 9, 2010

    U.S. Department of State: Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues Melanne Verveer gives testimony before the Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human...


  • June 4, 2010

    Seattle Times: In Afghanistan, female Marines are being deployed into outposts to in groups of two or three to outreach and "win over the Afghan women who are culturally off-limits to American men."  The teams have gained access to...


  • June 1, 2010

    From U.S.A. Today: As 1600 Afghan leaders prepare for a peace conference (known as a jirga), women such as U.S.Rep. Donna Edwards,D-Md., wants to ensure that women's rights aren't set aside during the conference. During the Taliban's rule of...


  • May 31, 2010

    From Reuters:  In a plan to end the nine year conflict with the Taliban, political leaders, tribal elders and civil servant leaders will meet at a peace jirga--an assembly of leaders. The leaders will discuss reopening talks with the Taliban,...


  • May 31, 2010

    From the NY TImes: Two girls--age 13 and 14, escaped their illegal, arranged marriages, only to be returned home by police. The girls were punished by being flogged.  Poverty and tribal customs are the push behind many child bride marriages....