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Leymah Gbowee Addresses United Nations General Assembly

At U.N. events in September, the Nobel Peace laureate called for a broader understanding of peace and security, and better inclusion of women in decision-making.

by |October 10, 2018
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Reflections on Environmental Justice in Agadir, Morocco

A program brings young women of color from low-income high schools in the U.S. to Morocco to explore the intersections of race, gender, and environmental justice.

by |August 1, 2018
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Basket Weaving Program Teaches Business Skills to Rwandan Women

A vocational training program through the Center for Sustainable Development is empowering women to become entrepreneurs and pursue higher education.

by |July 13, 2018

Bringing Women Back to the Table (and to the Power Plant)

Why women need to be included in energy and sustainability discussions—and how we can make that happen.

by |July 3, 2018
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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