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Fri, Mar 27, 2020

Women’s activism in Pakistan: Limits on freedom of choice, speech, and visibility in the public sphere

The crux of this contentious debate does not just hang on freedom of choice. It demands a broader conversation about societal acceptance of women’s visibility in the public sphere and role in politics more broadly. Until Pakistani women are seen as full citizens of the state, and not just national subjects, such seemingly apolitical visual expression will continue to provoke much needed rights-based deliberation.

New Atlanticist by Zainab Alam

Pakistan Women

Mon, Mar 23, 2020

Mr. and Mrs. Zelenskyy trip up on gender roles again

Why does everything in the private sphere depend on Ukraine’s amazing women yet again?

UkraineAlert by Melinda Haring

Democratic Transitions Ukraine

Tue, Mar 10, 2020

Ahead of Brazil’s municipal elections, novel legal requirements can elevate women’s participation in politics

As the country prepares to hold municipal elections in October 2020, Brazil should aim to increase women’s political participation and learn from its fellow Latin American countries.

New Atlanticist by Valentina Sader

Brazil Elections

Tue, Mar 10, 2020

Bello in WATHI: Femmes du Sahel, femmes d’Afrique, femmes Atlas

In the News

Africa Economy & Business

Tue, Mar 10, 2020

Venezuela’s democratization: Leading with women to achieve peace

In order for Venezuela to transition to a more democratic, inclusive, and peaceful society, the interim government must strengthen women's political participation and decision-making power.

New Atlanticist by Cristina Guevara

Democratic Transitions Venezuela

Tue, Mar 10, 2020

Colombia ¿Cómo vamos?: Women’s political and economic empowerment

Closing gender gaps in economic and political empowerment will move Colombia forward in its path toward sustainable development. Greater female participation in the economy and in politics will not only boost the country’s economy (by increasing productivity, diversifying the economy, reducing income inequality, increasing organizational effectiveness, among others), but will also contribute to more inclusive, democratic, and sustainable policies.

New Atlanticist by Camila Hernandez

Colombia Women

Sun, Mar 8, 2020

Nia quoted in Elle (Italian) on women’s rights in Iran

In the News by Atlantic Council

Human Rights Iran

Sun, Mar 8, 2020

Younus in his podcast “Pakistonomy,” episode 8: Women, Feminism, and the Aurat March

In the News by Atlantic Council

Economy & Business Human Rights

Thu, Mar 5, 2020

Venezuelan women: The unseen victims of the humanitarian crisis

Although gender inequality is not a novel issue in Latin America and especially not in Venezuela, the current humanitarian crisis has made women more vulnerable financially, politically, and socially, and made sexual violence and discrimination commonplace. According to a recent report by Venezuelan non-profit organization Center for Peace and Justice (CEPAZ), the crisis has increased women’s vulnerability through the lack of governance and weakened institutions, impoverishment, lack of access to food and medicine, and the rising forced migration, among other factors.

New Atlanticist by Angela Chavez

Migration Venezuela

Wed, Mar 4, 2020

United States Commission on International Religious Freedom Hearing: Citizenship Laws and Religious Freedom

On March 4th, 2020, the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) held a hearing to discuss how citizenship laws can be used to deny religious minorities rights guaranteed by their citizenship, making them disproportionately vulnerable to exploitation and mass atrocities.

Event Recap by Atlantic Council

Human Rights India