Gender Events

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Defusing the Bomb: Overcoming Pakistan's Population Challenge

June 09, 2010 // 9:00am4:30pm
Asia Program
According to UN mid-range projections for Pakistan, the country's population—currently about 185 million—will rise to 335 million by 2050. Experts examine both the challenges and opportunities of Pakistan's demographics.
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Yemeni Women: Challenges and Little Hope

May 19, 2010 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Middle East Program
Sultana Al-Jeham, Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center and Executive Director and Chairwoman of Women's Affairs, Civic Democratic Initiatives Support Foundation (CDF), Yemen

Women and Franchising: A Tool to Enable Entrepreneurship Beyond Microfinance

May 04, 2010 // 9:30am10:30am
Middle East Program
Nadereh Chamlou, Senior Adviser, Middle East and North Africa Region, The World Bank; Donna Sibley, Founder and President, Sibley International

Gender and Economic Isolation in an Era of Globalization

April 22, 2010 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Middle East Program
Jennifer Olmsted, Associate Professor of Economics, Drew University
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Maintaining the Momentum: Highlights From the Uganda International Conference on Family Planning

March 16, 2010 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
The landmark conference has renewed interest in family planning and reproductive health among African leaders and development partners. Experts discuss the conference and what it means for the future of family planning in Africa.
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Maternal and Newborn Health as a Priority for Strengthening Health Systems

March 08, 2010 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Maternal Health Initiative
Experts discuss how prioritizing key maternal health indicators can improve health systems and support the implementation of evidence-based interventions.

Iraqi Women Leaders in Engineering and Applied Sciences

February 25, 2010 // 8:00am9:30am
Middle East Program
Dr. Alkhazragy, Lecturer/Assistant Professor, University of Technology, Baghdad, and Visiting Scholar, Stanford University; Dr. Mustafa, Lecturer, Engineering College, University of Salahaddin, and Visiting Scholar, UC Berkeley; Ameer, Professor, College of Science, University of Al-Mustansirya, Baghdad, and Visiting Scholar, UC San Diego

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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Human Resources for Maternal Health: Midwives, TBAs, and Task-Shifting

January 06, 2010 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Maternal Health Initiative
"Pregnancy is not a disease, a woman should not die of pregnancy…it doesn't need a new drug…it doesn't need research – we just need skilled workforce at different levels," argues Seble Frehywot of George Washington University, at the second event of the Advancing Policy Dialogue on Maternal Health Series.
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Book Discussion: Murder in the Name of Honor: The True Story of One Woman's Heroic Fight Against an Unbelievable Crime

October 26, 2009 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
"Honor killings" claim the lives of 5,000 women every year. Murder in the Name of Honor breaks the silence surrounding this crime with personal stories, and describes the author's battle to change outdated laws and expose governments that turn a blind eye to the murder of women.

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