Gender & Conflict

Pro-choice protesters outside the Supreme Court.

WAPPP Faculty Reflect on the Supreme Court’s Decision Overturning Roe v. Wade

June 27, 2022

 

On Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, ending nearly 50 years of constitutional protections for abortion. The Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health ruling is expected to result in abortion bans in nearly half the states. Here two WAPPP-affiliated faculty reflect on the historic ruling overturning constitutional protection for abortion and the impact it will have...

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2022 Apr 07

Women’s Economic Empowerment in low income or emerging markets

3:00pm to 4:15pm

Location: 

On Campus, Cason Room (T-102)

Speaker: Sybil Chidiac, Senior Program Officer, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

In countries and communities around the globe, women and girls lack full agency over the most fundamental aspects of their own lives, their own families, and across society. This inequality can be traced to structural barriers, like discriminatory laws and policies, which result in unequal pay and restricted access to land or property. Inequality is also the result of barriers that women experience in their day-to-day lives- such as cultural norms and...

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2022 Apr 14

External and Internal Policy Change: Building a Feminist and Anti-Racist Organization

3:00pm to 4:15pm

Location: 

On Campus, Cason Room (T-102)

Speaker: Dr. Sarah Tuckey, Senior Policy Advisor, Gender Justice, Oxfam America

Over the past several years, Oxfam has seen striking transformation to the conversations around feminist and anti-racist policy, both externally and internally. Dr. Tuckey leads us through a timeline of change for Oxfam, beginning with the call for a feminist foreign policy in the US alongside the development of a feminist strategic plan at Oxfam, to the start of the Covid-19 pandemic and the rise of the BLM movement in 2020 and its effect on Oxfam’s internal...

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2022 Mar 31

Preventing and Responding to Violence against Women: States and Multilateral Organizations' Due Diligence Measures

3:00pm to 4:15pm

Location: 

On Campus, Cason Room (T-102)

Speaker: Janine Moussa, Director, Due Diligence Project; Independent Consultant

This talk will examine the obligations of the State in preventing and responding to violence against women. It will look at the source of this obligation in international jurisprudence and case law and, through an application of the “5P” Due Diligence Framework, will look at best practice in preventing, protecting, prosecuting, punishment, and providing redress for such violence. The talk will also...

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Q&A: Zoe Marks and Charli Carpenter

Q&A: Zoe Marks and Charli Carpenter

December 10, 2021

Zoe Marks, Lecturer in Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School, and Charli Carpenter, International Security Program Fellow and Professor in the Political Science Department at University of Massachusetts-Amherst,  share their thoughts on how the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, and the war in general, has impacted Afghan women, and what the women themselves and others can do to improve their situation. 

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Regulating Sex Work

October 26, 2021

 

Competing strategies to minimize harm and maximize social welfare for sex workers

 

Written by Merrit Stueven, MPP ’22
Edited by Anisha Asundi, WAPPP Research Fellow, and
Moira Notarstefano, WAPPP Communications Manager

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