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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

Mon, Feb 24, 2020

Women protest for their lives: Fighting femicide in Latin America

Femicide continues to claim the lives of Latin American women on a daily basis. In Mexico, they are standing up to say something about it.

New Atlanticist by Isabel Kennon and Grace Valdevitt

Civil Society Human Rights

Mon, Jan 27, 2020

Arbit in Foreign Policy: In Israel’s endless elections, female candidates have been the biggest losers

In the News by Atlantic Council

Israel Political Reform

Thu, Jan 23, 2020

Younus in his podcast “Pakistonomy,” Episode 2: Mehvish Arifeen

In the News by Atlantic Council

Economy & Business Entrepreneurship

Tue, Nov 26, 2019

How the exclusion of women has cost Libya

Libya experts frequently call for greater inclusion of civil society and local governance leaders in peace-building efforts in order for the peace process to be more representative of ordinary Libyans. And yet, Libyan women’s powerful role in civil society and the fact that they make up half of the population of “ordinary Libyans” is often overlooked.

MENASource by Emily Burchfield

Libya Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding