Gender Equality Archives - State of the Planet

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Filmmakers Gather to Preview and Discuss ‘Women, War and Peace II’ Series

The March 12 event, which is open to the public, will focus on four never-before-told stories of women who risked their lives for peace, changing history in the process.

by |March 8, 2019
PhD student Lauren Moseley is a board member of Women in Science at Columbia, where she helps to raise the profile of women in STEM fields

How to Support Women in STEM

A discussion on the challenges women scientists often face, and what we can all do to help.

by |March 8, 2019
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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
Young women learn traditional basket weaving

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
leymah gbowee speaks at g7 keynote

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
women in India learning digital skills on a laptop

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
women activists at workshop

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