Women make up more than half of the world’s population but are frequently overlooked in international affairs, their unique set of strengths and vulnerabilities often ignored. Brookings experts discuss the impact that improving education for girls and women can have on development and poverty levels, as well as issues including gender inequality, protection of women during conflict and gender-based violence.
REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst - U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) (R) and Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) (not pictured) play host to women senators, including new senator-elect Joni Ernst (R-IA) (L), at a meeting at the U.S. Capitol in Washington November 13, 2014. Also pictured are Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) (from 2nd L), Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY).
Closing the Gender Gap in Politics Starts in College
November 18, 2014, Grace Wallack
On November 11, Jennifer Lawless and Richard Fox released their Issues in Governance Studies paper, Not a ‘Year of the Woman’...and 2036 Doesn’t Look So Good Either. While the 2014 midterm elections certainly had some bright spots for female candidates and overall female representation in government, Lawless and Fox argue the factors for creating a real ‘Year of the Woman’ are still absent.
Middle East and North Africa
November 10, 2014, Jennifer L. Lawless and Richard L. Fox
November 3, 2014, George Ingram
October 21, 2014, Isabel V. Sawhill
October 2014, Aiko Doden
October 10, 2014, The Brookings-LSE Project on Internal Displacement
Opinion | Foreign Policy
September 24, 2014, Cynthia P. Schneider
September 16, 2014, Mireya Solís
September 15, 2014, Mayyada Abu Jaber
August 19, 2014, Peter Quartey , George Owusu and Simon Bawakyillenuo
August 12, 2014, Fred Dews
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