Gender Equality Events

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Improving Maternal Health: A Conversation with Kenyan Field Workers and Policymakers

October 17, 2011 // 9:30am11:30am
Maternal Health Initiative
The Wilson Center’s Global Health Initiative was in Nairobi for a two-day workshop with key Kenyan leaders, who identified action steps for improving the health system through a maternal health framework.
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Strengthening the Voices of Women Champions for Family Planning and Reproductive Health

September 28, 2011 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Maternal Health Initiative
“What policymakers everywhere have to understand is that women’s empowerment...is the solution not only for women’s issues but to many of our developmental problems as well.”

Gender and Islam in Africa: Rights, Sexuality, and Law

September 15, 2011 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Middle East Program
Gender and Islam in Africa examines ways in which women in Africa are interpreting traditional Islamic concepts in order to empower themselves and their societies. African women, it argues, have promoted the ideals and practices of equality, human rights, and democracy within the framework of Islamic thought, challenging conventional conceptualizations of the religion as gender-constricted and patriarchal.
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The Civilizing Mission: How France Sees Its Role in the World

June 17, 2011 // 2:00pm3:00pm
Global Europe Program
New York Times correspondent Elaine Sciolino and retired foreign service officer Brinton Rowdybush discuss how the French view their role in global affairs.
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Madagascar, Past and Future: Lessons From Population, Health, and Environment Programs

March 28, 2011 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Lisa Gaylord, director of program development at the Wildlife Conservation Society; Matthew Erdman, program coordinator for the Population-Health-Environment Program at Blue Ventures Conservation; and Kristen Patterson, senior program officer at The Nature Conservancy, discussed the challenges and outcomes of past and future integrated population, health, and environment (PHE) programs in Madagascar.
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The Mideast on Fire: What Happens Next?

March 16, 2011 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Middle East Program
Dalia Ziada, Blogger and Egypt Office Director, American Islamic Congress; Robin Wright, USIP-Wilson Center Distinguished Scholar
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A Conversation on Art and Social Change

January 12, 2011 // 11:00am1:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
"At the core of human rights and artistic behavior is respect for human dignity. It is this that unites art and justice," said Jane M. Saks, executive director of the Institute for the Study of Women and Gender in the Arts and Media, speaking at an event cosponsored by the Environmental Change and Security Program and the Africa Program at the Woodrow Wilson Center.
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Gender-Based Violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC): Research Findings and Programmatic Implications

December 09, 2010 // 11:00am1:00pm
Maternal Health Initiative
Experts came together to discuss conflict-related, prevalent, systematic, and widespread sexual violence in the war-torn country of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
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Islamic Feminism and Beyond: The New Frontier

June 15, 2010 // 8:30am1:00pm
Middle East Program
Amaney Jamal, Assistant Professor, Department of Politics, Princeton University; Nayereh Tohidi, Professor, Gender and Women's Studies, California State University, Northridge; Lilia Labidi, Professor, Anthropology and Psychology, University of Tunis; Haleh Esfandiari, Director, Middle East Program, Woodrow Wilson Center; Margot Badran, Senior Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center; Senior Fellow, Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim Christian Understanding, Georgetown University; Souad Eddouada, Assistant Professor, Department of English, Ibn Tofail University, Kenitra, Morocco; Binnaz Toprak, Professor, Political Science, Department of Political Science and International Relations, Bahçesehir University, Istabul; Zainab Al-Suwaij, Executive Director, American Islamic Congress

Contemporary Women's Movements in Hungary: Globalization, Democracy, and Gender Equality

February 17, 2010 // 11:00am12:00pm
Global Europe Program
Although the postcommunist period brought an abrupt end to state policies that raised women's political and economic welfare, it also cleared the way for women to participate freely in democratic institutions and the market economy. Perhaps predictably, therefore, the impact that the postcommunist transition has had on women's welfare has also been mixed. Discussing the findings of her book, Katalin Fabian evaluated the gender regime and the growth of women's movements in postcommunist Hungary. She identified the interconnection between women's organizations, welfare policies and the impact that globalization has had on local activism.

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