The Wilson Center and Human Rights
Mar 07, 2014
With the Taliban’s call for the imposition of Sharia law during current peace talks between the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan and the Pakistani government, there are growing concerns that women’s freedoms will be further eroded, writes Farahnaz Ispahani. more
Feb 27, 2014
Remarks made by Michael Kugelman at a February 24 conference on the world's Shia Muslims. more
Feb 27, 2014
Documents obtained, translated, and disseminated by the Wilson Center’s North Korea International Documentation Project were quoted from and cited ten times in the United Nations report on human rights in North Korea, released in February 2014. more
With the Taliban’s call for the imposition of Sharia law during current peace talks between the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan and the Pakistani government, there are growing concerns that women’s freedoms will be further eroded, writes Farahnaz Ispahani.
Remarks made by Michael Kugelman at a February 24 conference on the world's Shia Muslims.
Documents obtained, translated, and disseminated by the Wilson Center’s North Korea International Documentation Project were quoted from and cited ten times in the United Nations report on human rights in North Korea, released in February 2014.
The Wilson Center, in partnership with the Europa Institute at the University of Zurich (EIZ), is pleased to announce the launch of a Short-Term Research Fellowship Program geared towards academics in the humanities and social science, who currently reside in Switzerland. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to spend four months at the Wilson Center conducting independent, advanced research.
Dec 18, 2012
On November 7, 2012, a mentoring call was held with the Women in Public Service Project (WPSP) Iraqi delegates.
Dec 18, 2012
Many of the delegates who participated in our 2012 Women in Public Service Project (WPSP) Institutes in Washington D.C.
Dec 18, 2012
During the United Nations General Assembly, at a high-level meeting convened by UN Women, the government of South Africa, and the government of Finland, several countries pledged to strengthen the Rule of Law for women by broadening access to...
Dec 05, 2012
It is with great pride and excitement that we introduce to you our first Global Women’s Leadership Initiative (GWLI) Newsletter. As the newest initiative at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the GWLI was launched at a historic...
February 26, 2014 // 4:00pm — 5:00pm
The EU Special Representative for Human Rights, Stavros Lambrinidis, will discuss the EU role and diplomacy for the advancement and promotion of human rights around the world. From Russia to China, Egypt, and Burma, and from freedom of expression and religion to the support for Human Rights Defenders, embattled NGOs and LGBTI persons, EU Human Rights diplomacy seeks to respond to the rising global challenges.
January 27, 2014 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
Past post-conflict justice processes in the Balkan region were comprised of a variety of protagonists, such as governments, international institutions, and civil society. Mechanisms to cope with mass atrocities committed during the conflict in the 1990s included international trials in The Hague, domestic trials in many of the former states of Yugoslavia, and several truth commission attempts. In recent years there has also been a rise in youth activism to confront war crimes.
January 10, 2014 // 2:00pm — 3:30pm
Since the middle of December the world's newest country, South Sudan, has been gripped by violence. What started as a political dispute has escalated into fighting across significant portions of the country.
The newsletter of the Latin American Program, Brazil Institute, and Mexico Institute
In this publication international experts address the utility of comparing Colombia and Mexico’s experiences and strategy for combatting organized crime and violence more generally.
The Woodrow Wilson Center’s 2012-2013 Advancing Dialogue on Maternal Health series brought together experts who work in maternal health, health systems strengthening, and the donor and policymaking communities to leverage participants’ collective knowledge and identify common strategies or priorities that might be adapted across settings to prevent pregnancy-related deaths and complications. Delivering Success: Scaling Up Solutions for Maternal Health captures, analyzes, and synthesizes the strategies and recommendations that emerged from this series.
Melissa Pritchard, professor of English at Arizona State University, discusses her recent Quarterly piece “Still, God Helps You,” which tells the story of William Mawwin, a former Sudanese child slave.
William Pomeranz, Acting Director of the Kennan Institute, discusses political and economic trends in post-Soviet countries. Lauren McCarthy, research scholar with the Kennan Institute, discusses continuing problems with human trafficking and slave labor in the Russian Federation.
Three former U.S. ambassadors to Mexico sit down with author and journalist Dolia Estévez to discuss her latest book, U.S. Ambassadors to Mexico: The Relationship Through Their Eyes.
Mellichamp Chair in Global Governance, Professor, University of California Santa Barbara
Alison Brysk is the Mellichamp Professor of Global Governance at UCSB. She is the author or editor of 10 books on human rights movements, globalization, transitional justice, women's rights, indigenous rights, symbolic politics, and human rights foreign policy. Brysk has been a Fulbright Scholar...
Visiting Assistant Professor with the Department of Sociology at Wake Forest University in North Carolina, and a Research Fellow at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Dynamic Women for Peace (DWP), Democratic Republic of Congo
Sister Angelique Namaika runs Dynamic Women for Peace (DWP), in Dungu, Democratic Republic of Congo. Since 2008, she has been assisting young girls to recover from the trauma of being abducted by the LRA and rebuild their lives. Her organization promotes reintegration and reconciliation by encouragi...