We Can Make National Security Policy More Inclusive—Classroom by Classroom

A new study shows that gender is missing from security policy and international relations curricula—and that both professors and students want their programs to be more intersectional.

It’s Time for Another Female Secretary of State—and Many More Women Diplomats

If the decision-makers are always male, women do not get a fair hearing—and their perspectives are sorely needed today.

Afghanistan’s Peace Talks Won’t Succeed Without Women

Over the course of nine years, peace talks were held in Afghanistan 23 times. Women were in the room only twice.

#FreeAle: Feminists are Demanding the Release of Reproductive Justice Activist Detained by ICE

Alejandra Pablos, 32, was detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement during a routine check-in and is now being held without bond. Advocates across the country believe she was targeted by officials for her activism.

We Don’t Help Most Victims When #MeToo Becomes About Punishing Abusers

“Beyond a reasonable doubt” is an important part of our legal system, but we need to make sure this standard of evidence stays in the courtroom—and that our vision for a world without rape, assault and harassment extends beyond it.

What Women Bring to the Constitution-Writing Table

Among the 75 countries that undertook constitution reform in the wake of conflict or unrest between 1990 and 2015, women made up only one in five constitution drafters.

Women Governors are Leading the Charge to End Gun Violence After Parkland

Little action has been taken on the national level to address the glaring issue of gun violence in the U.S.—but the female governors of Rhode Island and Oregon were ready to act.

Immigrant Women Detainees in the UK Are Demanding Better Conditions With a Hunger Strike

“Every day I wake up and I have to think of a reason to go on. I’ve given up thinking about the outside—I’ve given up thinking about it. I feel like I’m in someone’s dungeon and no one is letting me out.”

Well-Intentioned Efforts at “Reform” Have Uniquely Hurt Incarcerated Women

We need more than benign purpose to craft policy. What women are facing now in the criminal justice system is proof.

No Peace Without Women

The newly enacted Women, Peace and Security Act gives women reserved seating at the peace-talk table.

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