Gender Equality Events

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Journey to Leadership: A Conversation with Afghan Women Changemakers

October 05, 2012 // 9:00am10:30am
Global Women's Leadership Initiative
The Global Women’s Leadership Initiative and the Middle East Program at the Wilson Center and Amnesty International USA are pleased to invite you to a conversation with two remarkable Afghan women change-makers who will discuss the many challenges—and opportunities—facing women in Afghanistan today.
Webcast

Programmatic and Policy Recommendations for Addressing Obstetric Fistula and Uterine Prolapse

September 27, 2012 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Maternal Health Initiative
Obstetric fistula is “not just a medical issue, but a human issue,” said Dr. Luc de Bernis, senior maternal health advisor at UNFPA, during a September 27 panel discussion at the Wilson Center. Obstetric fistula, a hole in the birth canal that can develop between the vagina and the bladder and/or rectum during prolonged labor without proper medical intervention, is preventable and treatable but continues to affect more than two million women worldwide, mostly in developing countries where women lack access to cesarean services. Women stricken with it face severe pain and suffering, social stigmatization, and usually give birth to a stillborn child.
President of Kosovo

Women Leaders Respond to the United Nations General Assembly

September 24, 2012 // 6:00pm8:30pm
Global Women's Leadership Initiative
“Against the backdrop of the 67th U.N. General Assembly, when leaders gather together for high-level debate, our conversation highlights the critical importance of women leading and serving their communities and countries,” said Rangita de Silva de Alwis, director of the Women in Public Service Project and Women’s Leadership Initiatives at the Wilson Center.
Webcast

Adolescent Reproductive Health: The Challenge and Benefits of Delaying Sex

August 28, 2012 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
There are 1.2 billion adolescents (ages 10 to 19) in the world today, accounting for 17 percent of the global population. They are the largest youth cohort in history, and 90 percent live in the developing world. Within that broad age group, very young adolescents (ages 10 to 14) often fall through the cracks of international development work, especially when it comes to health, and reproductive health in particular.
Webcast

Domestic Violence in Post-Conflict Settings: Interventions, Shelters, and Policy Recommendations

July 24, 2012 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Liberia is a case study in post-conflict violence against women, said panelists at the Wilson Center on July 24. “Confined merely to performing household chores and childrearing duties, from early childhood, women and girls have been socialized into subservience and powerlessness and acceptance of domestic abuse as a norm,” Annette Kiawu, deputy minister for research and technical services at the Liberian Ministry of Gender and Development, told the audience.

Family Planning and Results-Based Financing Initiatives: Opportunities and Challenges

May 21, 2012 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Results-based financing programs aim to address hurdles on both the supply and demand sides of the equation in developing countries by incentivizing the provision of a variety of quality services while removing barriers to access.
Webcast
Podcast

Sex and World Peace: How the Treatment of Women Affects Development and Security

April 26, 2012 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Valerie Hudson and Chad Emmett present their new book in which they argue that the status of women is the single most important predictive factor in determining state stability.
Delivering Solutions
Webcast
Podcast

Learning From Success: Ministers of Health Discuss Accelerating Progress in Maternal Survival

April 23, 2012 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Maternal Health Initiative
On April 23rd Ministers of Health of Afghanistan, Cambodia, the Dominican Republic, and the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health, Rwanda discussed the drivers of successful maternal health programs and how such efforts can be accelerated and sustained throughout the developing world.
Photo taken by Marc Bryan Brown for Newsweek & The Daily Beast!

Women in the World Summit 2012

March 10, 2012 // 10:30am
The Council of Women World Leaders was proud to be featured at the Women in the World Summit 2012.

Addressing the Evolving Needs of Haiti’s Women and Children Two Years After the Earthquake

January 30, 2012 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Maternal Health Initiative
This event will be aimed at highlighting the progress in health for women and children in Haiti since the disaster occurred and communicate how Haitian and U.S. governments, multilateral organizations, and civil society are continuing to work together to build a healthier future for women and children.

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