Gbowee, who heads Columbia University’s Women, Peace, and Security program, will help to ensure women’s empowerment in economic, security, and energy policy.
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Women today are completing higher levels of education and taking on more leadership roles, yet many barriers to economic empowerment still persist.
Women on all different levels, from households to the highest ranks of government, are striving to gain a seat at the table when it comes peace and security. A new program launched today at Columbia University will help define what those roles might be
Photos and quotes from women peacebuilders highlight their fears and accomplishments.
Gbowee discussed the importance of investing in grassroots women’s movements.
The effects of climate change aren’t equitable from a gender perspective; women are generally disproportionately impacted by climate change in comparison to their male counterparts.
Researchers from the Women, Peace and Security team believe that by learning about women’s everyday peace and security in the country, as well as women’s involvement in peacebuilding processes in Mozambique, the program can learn valuable lessons that will inform future research and educational programming.
When Sunita, a student in rural South India, got her period for the first time she was sure she was on the brink of death.
For most people, home is where you feel the safest. In this post, Kaori Yoshida discusses women’s safety in cities through reflecting on topics of community building, root shock and gentrification.
Women scientists in the developing world face particular challenges tied to their societies’ cultures and institutional norms. In this video, five women attending an agricultural science conference last June in Zimbabwe talk about some of these challenges.