QUIZ: How Much Do You Know About Women’s Representation in the US?

QUIZ: How Much Do You Know About Women’s Representation in the US?

The struggle for women’s equal representation in the US has been a long one. From the first female presidential candidate in 1872 to the lifting of the combat ban for women in 2013, there have been persistent barriers—and persistent women fighting to overcome them. How much do you know about the current state of women’s representation in US politics, business, and more? Take our quiz to find out!

The Real Impact of a Female President? More Women in Politics

The Real Impact of a Female President? More Women in Politics

This article was originally published by Public Radio International as part of its “Balance of Power” series. As the election between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump nears, the prospects have never been greater that the United States could join the 50 other democracies that have been led by a woman. So it’s timely to ask: […]

Why the Next US Administration Must Include Women and Civil Society in National Security

Why the Next US Administration Must Include Women and Civil Society in National Security

On May 20, Ambassador Swanee Hunt, Founder and Chair of Inclusive Security, and Wafa Bughaighis, senior Libyan government representative to the US and a member of Inclusive Security’s Women Waging Peace Network, welcomed participants at the first meeting of a new Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) roundtable series on “The Future of Security.” Co-hosted by […]

The Secret Driving Force Behind Mongolia’s Successful Democracy

Posted by Oyungerel Tsedevdamba on March 16, 2016
The Secret Driving Force Behind Mongolia’s Successful Democracy

This article is from the “Women, peace, and inclusive security” edition of PRISM—a top defense and security studies journal—which was co-produced by Inclusive Security and the National Defense University. Read the full issue. Twenty-five years after Mongolia’s first free and democratic election, the country is commemorating the peaceful revolution that radically changed this country. Throughout […]

South Sudanese and Sudanese Women Advocate to Opposition Leaders, Government

South Sudanese and Sudanese Women Advocate to Opposition Leaders, Government

I recently joined fellow members of the Taskforce on the Engagement of Women in Sudan and South Sudan to meet with government officials, opposition leaders, international policymakers, and other advocacy groups to push for women’s inclusion in peace processes in both countries. This is the third year we have advocated to leaders at the African […]

Meet the Iraqi Woman Addressing the UN Security Council Tomorrow

Posted by on October 27, 2014
Meet the Iraqi Woman Addressing the UN Security Council Tomorrow

In 2007, at the height of the Iraq War troop surge, Suaad Allami opened the country’s first all-female legal clinic in her hometown of Sadr City, one of the poorest Baghdad suburbs. Since then, in addition to serving in local and provincial government, she’s continued to provide free legal services, medical care, and vocational training […]

5 Ways to Enhance Women’s Political Leadership in Africa

Posted by on August 20, 2014
5 Ways to Enhance Women’s Political Leadership in Africa

Since being elected president of Liberia in 2005, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has led the reconciling and rebuilding of her war-torn country. International and national actors can do more to enable women like her to ascend to high political office throughout Africa. At a recent Wilson Center event, Rhoda Osei-Afful of the Ghana Centre for Democratic Development […]

Michelle Barsa: The Role for Women in Defining Afghanistan’s Future

Michelle Barsa: The Role for Women in Defining Afghanistan’s Future

After 12 years in Afghanistan, US-led coalition forces are drawing down their presence, and the Afghan government is assuming full responsibility for the security of its citizens. A presidential run-off election is scheduled for next week, and peace talks remain precariously paused. Women have exercised their rights to work, vote, be educated, and serve in […]

Determining if Progress Will Prevail or Peril: The Role for Women in Defining Afghanistan’s Future

Determining if Progress Will Prevail or Peril: The Role for Women in Defining Afghanistan’s Future

This article was originally published by The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs. After twelve years in Afghanistan, U.S.-led coalition forces are drawing down their presence. Despite a mixed track record, they leave behind a reformed nation. More than eight million children are now in school, up from 900,000 in 2001. Maternal and infant mortality rates […]

Gender Parity in Parliament Possible Within 20 Years, New Trends Show

Posted by on March 25, 2014
Gender Parity in Parliament Possible Within 20 Years, New Trends Show

This post originally appeared on the Inter-Parliamentary Union website. A one point five percentage point (1.5) increase in 2013 of the global average of women members of parliament (MPs) marks a significant and encouraging trend that could lead to gender parity within 20 years if fully capitalized upon, says the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU). In its […]

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