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World Policy Journal (2016) 33 (4): 35–38.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Ameenah Gurib-Fakim World Policy Journal speaks with Dr. Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, a biochemist who became the first female president of Mauritius. She discusses the importance of integrating science into politics, what prevents women from rising into positions of power, and how her country pulled off...
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World Policy Journal (2017) 34 (1): 82–91.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Omar G. Encarnación Professor of political studies Omar Encarnación details the sexism and misogyny leveled at Dilma Rousseff throughout her career in Brazilian politics. He argues that her impeachment was part of a growing backlash against women and people of color. Copyright © 2017 World Policy...
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World Policy Journal (2017) 34 (3): 28–35.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Chelsea Szendi Schieder Chelsea Szendi Schieder, a political scientist at Tokyo’s Meiji University, describes how, in the wake of Japan’s triple disaster (earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear meltdown), the country has moved to fortify national harmony and women’s place in the traditional family unit...
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World Policy Journal (2016) 33 (4): 39–46.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Alice Driver Photojournalist and author Alice Driver argues that there's a lack of data and political will in Juárez, Mexico to properly track feminicide, the killing of women based on misogynist ideas. In her interviews and photographs, she documents how activists and mothers are trying to hold...
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World Policy Journal (2017) 34 (3): 8–14.
Published: 01 September 2017
... was championed by then-President Miguel Ángel Rodríguez, a conservative Catholic and outspoken opponent of gay rights, but it was also enthusiastically supported by the government women’s ministry and grass-roots feminist groups. Responsible paternity policies garner support from across the political spectrum...
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World Policy Journal (2016) 33 (4): 10–15.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Nanjala Nyabola For women across the world, electoral politics can be a hostile and violent place. Writer Nanjala Nyabola investigates the parliamentary quota systems in East Africa, demonstrating how well they can work when supported with institutional will and how resoundingly they can fail when...
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World Policy Journal (2014) 31 (1): 39–47.
Published: 01 March 2014
... women were still hopeful. “But then you realize there are other political realities,” Valdés explained last year, sitting in a café in Santiago. When Bachelet became president, many doors closed for women because male politicians took the attitude of “you already have a woman in the presidency, why...
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World Policy Journal (2018) 35 (1): 42–47.
Published: 01 March 2018
.... But there are ways of mapping the work and the momentum and the knowledge that flowed from the organization; people went on to start everything from small NGOs to reading groups to journals on women’s issues. One of things that motivated people to become more politically involved was the debate over health care...
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World Policy Journal (2002) 19 (1): 90–94.
Published: 01 March 2002
... of mujahidin, who Afghan girls by formed the legiti­ stressing the important role that women mate political and military resistance to played in the April Revolution, as the the Soviet-backed regime in Kabul. These Afghan communist revolution...
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World Policy Journal (2012) 29 (3): 37–47.
Published: 01 September 2012
... and respected player in international politics. Madeleine Albright is the chair of its board. NDI field offices coordinate training sessions for international parliaments, promote events for women in politics, and frequently serve as election watchdogs. When it gets involved with election debates it turns...
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World Policy Journal (2012) 29 (2): 3–7.
Published: 01 June 2012
....” That mantra for Usain Bolt, the world’s fastest man, is now top of mind for millions worldwide. For decades in Iran, women’s sports have been as much about politics as athletics. The Shah explicitly promoted women’s participation in sports as part of his modernization efforts. Starting in the 1960s...
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World Policy Journal (2003) 20 (1): 59–67.
Published: 01 March 2003
.... This has name of fighting terror. But in so doing, begun to change, however, and women’s Washington ignores the crucial tie between rights to education, employment, political human rights and U.S. security interests. As participation, freedom from violence, and human rights advocates point out...
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World Policy Journal (2014) 31 (1): 17–23.
Published: 01 March 2014
... are paramount in the development of politics, economics, and society in the 21st century. Women are finally, slowly yet irrevocably, taking a lead role in realms that historically were toughest for them to penetrate, such as business and politics. That’s due partly to the global financial crisis of 2008...
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World Policy Journal (2005) 21 (4): 57–62.
Published: 01 December 2005
... that in Central America to agree to eliminate refer­ the 1960s it was the political left in the ences in regional documents to women’s re­ United States and Europe that was often productive rights. more opposed to population policies, which Not only would the international insti­ were being portrayed by anti...
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World Policy Journal (2005) 22 (3): 61–68.
Published: 01 September 2005
...Jytte Klausen Copyright © 2005 World Policy Institute 2005 Jy tte Klausen is professor of comparative politics a t Brandeis University and the author o f The Islamic Challenge: Politics and Religion in Western Europe (Oxford University Press). Europe’s Muslim Political Elite...
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World Policy Journal (2011) 28 (4): 34–41.
Published: 01 December 2011
... pregnancies, sexual violence, and maternal death continue to affect women and their families. The Catholic Church has historically been a major force in the political and social affairs of the region, alternately aligning itself with those in power and standing up for the rights of the oppressed. Even...
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World Policy Journal (2016) 33 (1): 23–29.
Published: 01 March 2016
... political. He cautioned the men and women in the room to remember that African-American scholars had recently sent a letter to Cuban leaders accusing the revolution of being racist and that they needed to be aware that counterrevolutionaries were using race as a tool to attack the government. Immediately...
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World Policy Journal (2014) 31 (1): 3–8.
Published: 01 March 2014
... skills for formal employment. To be a woman in this world, even today, is to be less in almost every way—except determination. In Afghanistan, Kenya, Congo, Liberia, Iraq, and beyond, women wage battles for equality in schools, jobs, and politics, and for safety in their homes and on their streets...
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World Policy Journal (2016) 33 (4): 16–17.
Published: 01 December 2016
... World Policy Journal examines East African gender data in politics, education, and labor. Copyright © 2016 World Policy Institute 2016 gender politics education labor ANATOMY GENDER DISPARITIES IN EAST AFRICA World Policy Journal examines gender data in politics, education...
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World Policy Journal (2017) 34 (3): 1–2.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Christopher Shay Theorists have long recognized the family as the place where “politics become personal,” writes Christopher Shay. Perhaps it is not surprising, then, that so-called “traditional family values” are often used to “cajole and coerce the public.” Shay describes how, in the pages...
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