Understanding how disease outbreaks affect women differently than men is critical to creating equitable and effective policy responses.
While healthcare workers across the globe combat this pandemic, we must begin laying out the roadmap to recovery—a roadmap informed both by experiences from the front lines today and the lessons learned from our past.
Why are we awash in weapons and military equipment, but short on medics and masks? What support systems can and should be in place to enable and assist people, rather than increasing stress and hampering them? What makes us feel secure? How do traditional national security concepts relate to our lives?
The Taliban and the U.S. agreed on a “reduction of violence,” for seven days. The reduction in violence for the seven day period was to reduce violence by 80 percent. The Taliban has instead ramped up their attacks on the Afghan civilians and the Afghan government.
The U.S. and the Taliban signed an agreement this past Saturday. The agreement has no guarantees for Afghan women’s rights, human rights and the Afghan Constitution—and makes no commitment to preserve and continue the groundbreaking progress achieved in the last 20 years.
In the wake of the U.S. decision to kill Iran’s most powerful military leader, Qassem Suleimani, feminist groups are now facing a larger threat than ever before. This move threatens to undo a decades long feminist struggle.
History infrequently takes the contributions of women, not to mention girls, seriously—so if you weren’t around in the 1980s, you’ve probably never heard of Samantha Smith.
I was in desperate need of strong female role models as a teenager. Luckily, that was right around when I learned about famous Dutch resistance fighters Hannie Schaft and Truus and Freddie Oversteegen—who were just teenagers when they took up arms against Nazi occupiers during World War II. Gender became an advantage for the three […]
“On the ashes of the battle against the physical territory of the Islamic State, they launched an unlikely political experiment in which women play a leading role in all political bodies. And all this while almost no one outside its borders was taking note.”
“No one is going to hear you in this place,” sneered one of the men, who introduced himself as ‘the torturer.’ “No one can protect you here, not the Human Rights Council or any other organization. You know we have a green light from Trump, right?”