Events

Beyond Gender Quotas in African Politics: How to Deliver on Women's Issues in Africa

July 24, 2014 // 10:00am11:30am
Despite an increase in the number of women in decision making positions across the African continent, there still exist numerous concerns on the delivery of women's issues once these leaders enter into office.
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Land Restitution, Gender Equity, and Rural Development in Colombia

May 09, 2014 // 9:00am11:00am
Colombia’s 2011 Victims and Land Restitution Law is an historic piece of legislation that seeks to redress victims of forced displacement in rural areas and formalize land rights for those who want to return to their properties. As a mechanism of transitional justice, the Law places the victims of conflict at the center of state activity. It also provides a series of positive measures to address the historic and conflict-related discrimination that women victims have experienced when attempting to reclaim their land. Does the Law accomplish these goals and secure gender-equitable property rights for victims of violence?

Women in Conflict Resolution: Top-Down vs. Bottom-Up Approaches

May 06, 2014 // 3:00pm4:30pm
The inclusion of women in foreign policy-making and implementation in peace-building and post-conflict transformation is known to result in better policies for all. Yet, women remain under-represented in the field. Attempts to involve women have largely focused on top-down approaches. However, bottom-up approaches demonstrate a lot of potential, as shown by the involvement of women in Turkish-Greek and Turkish-Armenian conflict resolution processes. In which way are bottom-up approaches effective? What can we learn from previous efforts? Which lessons are applicable internationally?
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Arab Spring or Arab Autumn: Women’s Political Participation in the Arab Uprisings and Beyond

January 30, 2014 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Join us for a panel discussion where speakers will discuss key challenges and opportunities for women's participation and rights in various countries in the region. The event will highlight insights from a new CARE research report analyzing women’s political participation in countries such as Egypt, Yemen, and Morocco.

Speaking Rights to Power: Constructing Political Will

October 24, 2013 // 9:00am11:00am
"Speaking Rights to Power: Constructing Political Will" is a path-breaking study by Professor Alison Brysk in which she analyzes how human rights rhetoric works, and how to make it work better.
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MENA Women in the Reformist Process: A Retrospective

October 18, 2013 // 9:00am1:00pm
Experts will discuss women's role in the reformist process in the Middle East and North Africa region.
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Addressing Violence Against Women in the Post-2015 Development Agenda

October 15, 2013 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Join us for a roundtable discussion with Indira Jaising, the renowned women’s rights lawyer, a Wilson Center Global Fellow, and the first woman Additional Solicitor General of India. Introductions by Dr. Rangita de Silva de Alwis, Director, The Global Women’s Leadership Initiative.

Women, Business and the Law 2014: Removing Restrictions to Enhance Gender Equality

October 03, 2013 // 9:00am11:00am
Women, Business and the Law measures how laws, regulations, and institutions differentiate between women and men. It further discusses how the respective laws, regulations, and institutions may affect women’s incentives, capacity to work, or to set up and run a business. It objectively measures legal differences on the basis of gender in 143 economies, covering six areas: accessing institutions, using property, getting a job, providing incentives to work, building credit, and going to court. This year’s report was published by Bloomsbury Publishing. wbl.worldbank.org

A Global Conversation: Why the UN Must Focus on Women’s Leadership

September 26, 2013 // 6:30pm8:00pm
The Women in Public Service is excited to announce a joint event in partnership with Barnard College entitled, “A Global Conversation: Why the UN Must Focus on Women’s Leadership.” As the United Nations convenes its 68th General Assembly to tackle some of humanity’s most intractable problems, please join us for an exploration of key issues facing women today. Barnard College President Debora Spar, the Women in Public Service Project, and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars welcome a panel of UN representatives and global leaders for an evening of dialogue and discussion.

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