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.

News

  • May 28, 2010

    From Human Rights Watch: Human Rights Watch has been fighting for the rights of domestic workers such as nannies and housekeepers in Lebanon as well as other areas of the Middle East and Asia.  Many of these...


  • May 28, 2010

    From UNIFEM: In April, the United Nations Development Fund for Women supported a 4 day conference in Burundi which focussed on the political participation of women and non-violence in elections.   At the end of the conference, attendees from...


  • May 28, 2010

    From The Guardian: In Rwanda, women hold much political power, and make up 56% of the country's parliamentarians, including the speaker.  By law, at least 30% of...


  • May 20, 2010

     From CNN: On Wednesday, the French Council of Ministers approved a new measure that would ban the wearing of a burqa, niqab and other Muslim garments that cover the face.  Muslims make up 6% of the population. The measure is now on its way...


  • April 16, 2010

    India, Brazil and South Africa, known collectively as the IBSA, issued a joint statement, which highlights their commitment to democratic values and to strengthening their cooperation in several fields....