“It’s important to be aware of what’s going on in the world and to think about how you can start to make a difference, even when you’re a kid.”
Time and again, we hear horrific accounts of violence perpetrated against women in conflicts around the world.
The NDP is joining forces with the Native Women's Association of Canada (NWAC) to urge the Conservative government to
During the 2012 race for the Iowa United States House of Representatives, there were 12 candidates running, one woman
Cynthia Enloe, Research Professor at Clark University has written the blog: Combat: The Zone of Women's Liberation?
Democratic Senator Bob Casey and a handful of other senators met with Afghan President Hamid Karzai in Washington, D.
A diverse group of women leaders and organizations have joined forces with the Black Women's Roundtable (BWR) to laun
President Barack Obama won re-election with 55% of women's votes and 45% of men's votes for a decisive and historic 1
Women are running for congress in record numbers this year.
Now that world leaders have addressed the United Nations General Assembly, it's time to think about the role of globa
It is my pleasure to join in welcoming you to the 10th annual Women PeaceMakers Program.
While the world has made significant strides in expanding opportunity for women and girls, continued inequalities rem
Ambassador Swanee Hunt, chair of The Institute for Inclusive Security, announced the Institute's Commitment to Action
"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God."
Melanne Verveer, Ambassador at Large for Global Women's Issues, will travel to Belgium on September 17 - 18, 2012, to
On Monday, President Obama set the record for most women judges appointed to the federal bench in one term when Steph
Two U.S. government agencies, the Department of State and the U.S.
On the first of her two-day visit to Senegal, US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton Wednesday hailed the incre
When I attended the first Summit of the Americas in Miami in 1994, only two female heads of state represented their c
United States Ambassador to Jamaica Pamela Bridgewater is hoping that more Jamaican women will take a greater role in
From the very beginning of his administration, President Barack Obama has put women at the heart of United States for
Over the course of a decade and through the administrations of two presidents of different political parties, the Uni
In the 1970s and 1980s, one of the main arguments against ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S.
When three women, including Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, an alumna of Harvard Kennedy School (HKS), rece
A new action plan opens far-reaching possibilities to improve the security of women and the world.
IN 2002, women in Liberia helped bring an end to one of Africa's bloodiest wars by staging a series of peace protests
The United States hopes to prevent and defuse conflicts by getting more women seated at negotiating tables around the
By most measures, women are disproportionately underrepresented as peacekeepers and in the leadership of peacekeeping
The US Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a joint subcommittee hearing on Wednesday on Women and the Arab Spring
October 25, 2011, 3:00pm-5:30pm EDT
Reception to Follow
This week in NY was the annual opening of the UN General Assembly where heads of states make their speeches.
Following their bilateral meeting in Washington, DC, on April 21, 2011, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and
In a speech at Ahfad University for Women in Omdurman, Sudan, on April 9, USAID Deputy Administrator Donald Steinberg
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Monday hailed a draft Senate resolution backing the rights of women in the A
On the eve of President Obama's first trip to South America, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton sang praises t
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has announced a new partnership between the U.S.
USAID is playing a central role as the United States crafts a strategy to implement United Nations Security Council R
On February 28, 2011, the White House released President Obama's proclamation reaffirming March as Women's History Mo
Judging from her résumé, Leah Cox has the makings of a solid political candidate.
Human rights has been a hot topic in Afghanistan since the Taliban's near-medieval treatment of Afghan girls and wome
Two years ago, a small team of female Marines -- drivers, engineers, cooks and other specialists -- began conducting
Despite a wide range of initiatives to support women scientists in their careers, considerable barriers remain, as sh
Through intimate stories and details, former U.S.
Back in the heady days of 1970s feminism there was an argument that once women achieved political power, there would
Women can be a major power in convincing Mideast leaders to agree to a comprehensive Arab-Israeli peace deal, U.S.
A high-level military commission is set to recommend that the Pentagon reverse its long-standing policy that bars wom
The inauguration of Brazil's first female president is a stark reminder that the United States lags far behind its La