Gender Equality Archives - State of the Planet

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Lessons From This Year’s G7: Gender Inequality, Policy and Participation

Beyond trade, tariffs, and Donald Trump, this year’s G7 made addressing gender inequality a priority. What comes next may be even more important.

by |June 20, 2018
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New Center Would Bring Digital Skills, Solar Energy and Employment Hope For Women—All Under One Roof

The proposed “ITC Center” in India would provide a cyber café and training center for women, powered by a solar mini-grid for reliable and affordable electricity.

by |June 5, 2018
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Reimagining Peace and Security: The Women, Peace and Security Inaugural Workshop

Last week, a diverse group of activists, practitioners, and academics from across the U.S. came together to discuss building collective action for peace and social change.

by |May 29, 2018
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Leymah Gbowee to Serve on G7 Gender Equality Advisory Council

Gbowee, who heads Columbia University’s Women, Peace, and Security program, will help to ensure women’s empowerment in economic, security, and energy policy.

by |March 8, 2018
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Celebrating Young Women’s Economic Empowerment for International Women’s Day 2018

Women today are completing higher levels of education and taking on more leadership roles, yet many barriers to economic empowerment still persist.

by |March 8, 2018

New Columbia Program to Help Define Women’s Roles in Peace and Security

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

by |October 27, 2017
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Exhibit Shines Spotlight on Female Grassroots Activists in Mozambique and New York City

Photos and quotes from women peacebuilders highlight their fears and accomplishments.

by |October 27, 2017
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Columbia’s Leymah Gbowee Featured Speaker at Gates Goalkeepers Event

Gbowee discussed the importance of investing in grassroots women’s movements.

by |September 22, 2017

Women may Bear the Brunt of Climate Change’s Impacts

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.

by |August 17, 2017

Women, Peace and Security Program Team Travels to Mozambique

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.

by |April 25, 2017