Experts

Content

Wed, Oct 28, 2020

Afghan First Lady Rula Ghani: Women’s rights cannot be ‘the cost of peace’

The progress Afghan women have made in the years since the fall of the Taliban regime could be at risk, Ghani said, should the Taliban be given too much power as part of a peace settlement.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Afghanistan Civil Society

Wed, Oct 28, 2020

Transcript: A conversation with First Lady of Afghanistan Rula Ghani and former First Lady of the United States Laura Bush

The South Asia Center and the George W. Bush Institute host a conversation with First Lady Rula Ghani and former First Lady Laura Bush to discuss strategies for ensuring long-term security without compromising on the rights of women and minorities as well as the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

ACFrontPage by Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Human Rights

Mon, Oct 26, 2020

Qatar Development Bank CEO: The “blockade didn’t stop us from growing” and “prepared us for other shocks” like COVID-19

On October 26, 2020, empowerME hosted Qatar Development Bank CEO Abdulaziz Bin Nasser Al Khalifa for a conversation about Qatar’s efforts to boost entrepreneurship, diversify its economy, increase women’s economic participation, and prepare youth for the jobs of the future.

MENASource by Stefanie H. Ali

Coronavirus Economy & Business

Fri, Oct 23, 2020

The post-COVID world this week: COVID-19 as the next flu, the pandemic’s impact on retirement, and empowering women in Africa

What can we expect from a post-COVID world after a pandemic that has reshaped international affairs? A world that demands more economic opportunities for women, for the sake of development in Africa.

Coronavirus Alert by Atlantic Council

Coronavirus Human Rights

Thu, Oct 22, 2020

Younus in Dawn: Toxic masculinity is a problem. So what are men going to do about it?

In the News by Atlantic Council

Civil Society Pakistan

Wed, Oct 14, 2020

Transcript: The 2020 Atlantic Council Distinguished Leadership Awards

At the 2020 Distinguished Leadership Awards, the Atlantic Council honored global leaders and unsung heroes responding to the political, humanitarian, and economic crises of today.

Distinguished Leadership Awards by Atlantic Council

Civil Society Resilience

Wed, Oct 14, 2020

Listen to women

Twenty years after its creation, NATO should affirm the strategic significance of the Women, Peace, and Security Agenda and define what it means for an era of great power competition.

NATO 20/2020 by Lisa Aronsson

Europe & Eurasia NATO

Tue, Sep 15, 2020

Women must be meaningfully included in the Afghan peace negotiations

The long-awaited Afghan peace process finally began on September 12, and Afghanistan’s women must have a seat at the table. While crucial issues such as disarmament, power-sharing, the presence of foreign troops, human rights abuses, and territorial disputes will likely take center stage, leaders from around the world have issued a call to uphold the right of Afghan women to be included in the talks.

New Atlanticist by Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Women

Mon, Sep 14, 2020

COVID-19 has revealed the cost of disrupted education and child care inequality

Out of this COVID-19 crisis comes the opportunity to reimagine education to better supply today’s young generation with the skills to meet the demands of an even more rapidly changing economy; and to recognize and mitigate the burdens of care, disproportionately faced by women, to increase productivity and facilitate economic participation.

New Atlanticist by Nicole Goldin, PhD

Coronavirus Future of Work

Mon, Aug 31, 2020

How to improve Afghanistan’s devastated maternal healthcare system amid COVID-19 and the peace process

Developing a sustainable maternal healthcare system is an integral step to achieving transformative justice for Afghan women and for the development of Afghanistan’s social institutions amid the ongoing peace process.

New Atlanticist by Shariq Farooqi

Afghanistan Conflict