Women's Rights News
Apr 29, 2014
"American opponents of women's rights used to argue that "biology is destiny" and that therefore women's role in the world had to be limited to bearing and raising children. Women like my mother and me who wanted more than that felt like outsiders in the 1950s and 1960s –and in too many parts of the world this is still true," writes Jane Harman.
Mar 20, 2014
Japan has to bring about a change in the national psyche about women and work, argues Shihoko Goto.
Latin American Program in the News: "Interview with Donny Meertens on Women's Land Rights & Youth Views on Transitional Justice in Colombia"
Mar 12, 2014
This post features an interview about women's land rights, anthropologists and the rule of law sector, and transitional justice with Latin American Program Fellow Donny Meertens.
Mar 09, 2014
To mark International Women’s Day, the Wilson Center’s Middle Program asked 42 women from the Middle East and around the world to share their views on opportunities and obstacles facing women in 2014.
Mar 09, 2014
Fellow Alison Brysk was interviewed on violence against women in this segment of Arise News.
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.
Dec 26, 2013
Roma rights activist Angela Kocze, 2013 recipient of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars’ Ion Ratiu Democracy award, talks about ongoing discrimination and prejudice against the Roma population in Europe on VOA’s Press Conference USA.
Nov 20, 2013
Wilson Center Scholar, Juan Carlos Garzón, is quoted in an article on 180.com about the judicial changes that have occurred under Guatemalan Attorney General, Claudia Paz y Paz. The article analyzes whether the changes that have been made will continue once Paz y Paz steps down at the end of 2014. This article is in Spanish.
Oct 21, 2013
Angela Kocze, a leading Hungarian Roma rights activist and scholar, is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor with the Department of Sociology at Wake Forest University in North Carolina, as well as a Research Fellow at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
Sep 23, 2013
The culmination of a large scale project investigating the role of women in the media in Pakistan, Uks has launched the report "Who's Telling Our Story" to explore the issues raised by their findings. Asia Program Director Robert Hathaway contributed a message of support.