Within this sub-region, PeaceWomen is currently monitoring 1 country (United States). The US is currently monitored due to its significant and extended involvement in overseas territories and conflicts, most notablyAfghanistan.
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January 31, 2013 (US Department of State) USA: Presidential Memorandum on Promoting Gender Equality and Empowering Women and Girls GloballyThe Obama Administration has made it clear that advancing the rights of women and girls is critical to the foreign policy of the United States. This is a matter of national security as much as it is an issue of morality or fairness. President Obama's National Security Strategy explicitly recognizes that “countries are more peaceful and prosperous when women are accorded full and equal rights and opportunity. When those rights and opportunities are denied, countries lag behind.”
January 28, 2013 (WILPF International) USA: Combat: The Zone of Women's Liberation?Defense Secretary Leon Panetta's announcement that the Pentagon is lifting its ban on American military women in serving in combat is notable in so far as it represents another step in rolling back masculine privilege in a major U.S. public institution.
January 10, 2013 (The Times Tribune) USA: Casey Among U.S. Senators Meeting with Afghan ChiefDemocratic Sen. Bob Casey and a handful of other senators met with Afghan President Hamid Karzai in Washington, D.C., to discuss the upcoming 2014 election and women's rights in the war-laden country.
January 10, 2013 (Citizens Voice) AFGHANISTAN: Casey, Karzai Discuss Women's RightsDemocratic Senator Bob Casey and a handful of other senators met with Afghan President Hamid Karzai in Washington, D.C., to discuss the upcoming 2014 election and women's rights in the war-laden country.
January 8, 2013 (IPS) USA: New Push for U.S. to Ratify Major Women's TreatyThe United States continues to be in the dubious company of six countries that have either refused or are reluctant to ratify the landmark U.N. Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).
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