Dec 12, 2023

Entrepreneurs are changing the narrative about women’s leadership in Africa

By Atlantic Council

Women are making wave in the African startup and entrepreneurial space, argue women on a panel at AfriNEXT.

Africa Resilience

New Atlanticist

Oct 5, 2023

Gender apartheid is a horror. Now the United Nations can make it a crime against humanity. 

By Gissou Nia

The international community has an opportunity to codify the crime of gender apartheid in the United Nations’ crimes against humanity treaty. Learn more about gender apartheid from the Atlantic Council’s Gissou Nia.

Afghanistan Education


Sep 29, 2023

Cultivating change: Women as catalysts for agricultural transformation in the MENA region

By Marcy Grossman

By engaging women in decision-making leadership roles and providing them with access to education and training, a wellspring of innovative solutions can be unlocked to address challenges in agriculture, food security, and water security.

Israel Middle East

New Atlanticist

Sep 20, 2023

What it will take to feed Africa—and the world—in the coming decades

By Katherine Walla

During a discussion at Atlantic Council in New York, officials and food security experts laid out the solutions that can expand Africa's agricultural productivity—and make it more resilient to climate change.

Climate Change & Climate Action Resilience

New Atlanticist

Sep 18, 2023

Gender-based violence is a problem in the Caribbean. Here’s how local leaders in Jamaica and Guyana are addressing it.

By Martin Cassinelli

In Guyana, 55 percent of women reported having experienced at least one form of violence, including intimate partner violence and non-partner sexual abuse.

Caribbean Latin America

New Atlanticist

Sep 13, 2023

Twenty questions (and expert answers) about Iran one year after Mahsa Amini’s death

By Atlantic Council

A year after the twenty-two-year-old Kurdish-Iranian woman died following her arrest by authorities, Iran has changed—and is still changing—in important ways.

Civil Society Human Rights


Jun 28, 2023

USAID’s Samantha Power: LGBTQI+ crackdowns are ‘the canary in the coal mine’ for declining freedoms

By Atlantic Council

Power gave a preview of USAID's forthcoming policy that emphasizes proactive outreach to LGBTQI+ communities around the world.

Civil Society Conflict

New Atlanticist

Apr 20, 2023

How states and cities can lead the US fight for a gender-sensitive security strategy

By Willow Fortunoff and Diana Paz García

Partnerships are a crucial part of advancing the United States' women, peace, and security agenda. Mayors and governors are already forming these important partnerships.

Caribbean Conflict


Apr 20, 2023

The Islamic Republic is mobilizing all its forces against unveiled Iranian women, but they’re pushing back

By Mahnaz Vahdati

Despite all these brutal actions by the clerical establishment, many Iranian women are taking a prominent role at the forefront of the non-violent opposition to the gender apartheid system in Iran by defying the mandatory hijab.

Politics & Diplomacy

New Atlanticist

Apr 20, 2023

Tackling food insecurity in Africa will require securing women’s rights. Here are two ways to start.

By James Storen

Policymakers should equalize inheritance rights and support women's entrepreneurship as ways to enhance food security.

East Africa North & West Africa