In honor of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, the Atlantic Council hosted discussions highlighting how women and girls around the world are addressing today’s most pressing global challenges. The programming explored how women are advancing foreign policy; advocating for equal access to resources, education, and rights; and inspiring future generations to foster an inclusive and equitable world.


Event Recap

May 13, 2024

Gender parity in MENA diplomacy and its impact on peace

By Charles Johnson

Event recap of WIn Fellowship Roadshow 2024 public event on Arab women in diplomacy

Conflict Economy & Business

Inside the Taliban's gender apartheid

Apr 30, 2024

Don’t look away: The Taliban’s mistreatment of women has global ramifications

By Samira Abrar

The Taliban’s impunity for its violations of international human rights law poses grave risks to women’s rights worldwide.

Afghanistan Human Rights

New Atlanticist

Apr 29, 2024

Climate change doesn’t have to result in greater gender inequity in the Caribbean

By Wazim Mowla

Caribbean climate policy design and resource allocation must incorporate the voices and interests of the region’s women and girls.

Caribbean Civil Society

In the News

Apr 23, 2024

Polymeropoulos book review of “But You Don’t Look Arab and Other Tales of Unbelonging” in The Cipher Brief

On April 23, Forward Defense nonresident senior fellow Marc Polymeropoulos wrote a book review for The Cipher Brief of Hala Gorani’s “But You Don’t Look Arab and Other Tales of Unbelonging.” The review covers the story of Emmy Award-winning international journalist Hala Gorani, from her time as a globe-trotting correspondent and anchor with her own […]

Conflict Education

New Atlanticist

Apr 23, 2024

Mexico’s next president must address violence against women in rural areas

By Charlene Aguilera, Isabel Chiriboga

Whoever is elected on June 2, the next Mexican president will need to address the surge of violence against women, especially in remote states.

Americas Elections

In the News

Apr 12, 2024

Abercrombie-Winstanley mentioned in National Review on new Biden DEI chief

By Atlantic Council

Americas Politics & Diplomacy

New Atlanticist

Mar 29, 2024

Gender equality can drive economic development in the Caribbean

By Wazim Mowla

What would development in the Caribbean look like if every bit of the population’s potential was realized?

Caribbean Economy & Business

Women Leaders in Energy Fellowship

Mar 22, 2024

The energy transition provides opportunities for more inclusive and sustainable global growth 

By Maitha Al Shimmari, Jeanette Gitobu, Georgette Udo, Lin Yuan

The 2023 cohort of the Women Leaders in Energy and Climate Fellowship traveled to Washington, DC, for their study tour, meeting with government officials and civil society groups to discuss the global energy transition challenges that leaders contend with today.

Africa Americas

Inside the Taliban's gender apartheid

Mar 21, 2024

Afghan women’s rights are not a lost cause. Here’s what the international community can do.

By Parwana Paikan

The United Nations must prioritize Afghan women's rights in its policy agenda and avoid forms of engagement that could embolden the Taliban.

Afghanistan Human Rights

Event Recap

Mar 19, 2024

Justice and accountability in the MENA region: The importance of women’s stories

By Charles Johnson

On Wednesday, February 14, the Atlantic Council’s Strategic Litigation Project hosted a hybrid panel event about the crucial role women and their testimonies play in pursuit of justice and accountability in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

Human Rights Lebanon