As the world grapples with multiple ongoing conflicts, geopolitical turmoil, extreme weather events, and threats to democracy, it is imperative to underscore how these challenges impact women and girls specifically—but also how women and girls are essential in addressing them.
In honor of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, the Atlantic Council is hosting discussions highlighting how women and girls around the world are addressing today’s most pressing global challenges. The programming will explore how women are advancing foreign policy; advocating for equal access to resources, education, rights; and inspiring future generations to foster an inclusive and equitable world.
The International Women’s Day forum: How women are tackling global challenges
PLEASE NOTE: The start time for this event is 9:00 A.M. ET.
The Atlantic Council and Vital Voices Global Partnership explore the pivotal role of women and girls in tackling the world’s most pressing challenges.
Courage to seek justice: Addressing the unjust political imprisonment of women
The Atlantic Council and the Department of State’s Secretary’s Office of Global Women’s Issues co-host a discussion with the 2024 International Women of Courage award recipients.
Women on the frontlines of European energy security
The Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Center hosts a virtual discussion to showcase how women are driving climate and energy security action against the backdrop of Russian attacks on Ukraine’s energy infrastructure.
Breaking waves: Igniting gender inclusivity for development across the Americas
The Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center and UN Women celebrate the 2024 IWD theme, “Inspire Inclusion,” with a solutions-oriented conversation about how to link gender inclusivity with broader economic and political goals.
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New AtlanticistOct 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.
UkraineAlertSep 20, 2023
Ukraine’s wartime resilience portrayed on stage in Washington
By Jacob Heilbrunn
Ukraine's remarkably resilient response to Russia's full-scale invasion has captured the world's imagination and has now inspired a quirky stage adaptation by Kyiv-born playwright Sasha Denisova, writes Jacob Heilbrunn.
New AtlanticistSep 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.
New AtlanticistSep 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.
New AtlanticistJul 27, 2023
Ukrainian tennis star Elina Svitolina: The sports world must get behind Ukraine’s cause
By Katherine Walla
“As a Ukrainian, I cannot be silent,” Svitolina said at an Atlantic Council Front Page event. “I want to scream everywhere I can and use my voice [to] the fullest.”