Sierra Leone's elections were peaceful and participation was high but concerns remain that the conditions that sparked its long civil war are unchanged.
Despite the fact that Malala Yousafzai, the fourteen-year-old Pakistani women's rights activist, survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban, similar attacks against women, like the one in India, are on the rise. Gayle Tzemach Lemmon says that these attacks are efforts to stamp out women's progress and the potential of women worldwide will not be realized if this type of violence is tolerated.
This session was a meeting of the Women and Foreign Policy Roundtable Series.
This meeting was presented by the Women and Foreign Policy Program.
Education Secretary Duncan and New York City Schools Chancellor Klein discuss strategies for improving the quality of the U.S. education system in order to make American students more competitive in the global market.
Listen to Robert Zoellick, president of the World Bank Group, focus on innovative approaches to advance economic opportunities for women and girls worldwide.
This session was part of the the ExxonMobil Women and Development Roundtable series, which is made possible by the generous support of ExxonMobil.
The United States should see family planning as a foreign policy priority that leads to healthier and more prosperous societies, and should increase funding, resources and support for those countries with the highest unmet need, argues CFR's Isobel Coleman.
For all its goodwill, Invisible Children's "Kony 2012" film is dangerous propaganda, pure and simple, writes David Rieff at Foreign Policy. It's not a call to make a notorious celebrity out of Joseph Kony, he writes--it's a call to war.
Through several intimate portraits, Jenny Nordberg of the New York Times examines the unique social pressures that Afghan families face to rear male children, and the associated practice of disguising daughters as sons to fill a cultural void.
UNICEF released its 2007 annual report, titled Women And Children: The Double Dividend of Gender Equality.
This report draws attention to the widespread and systematic use of children as fighters, porters, domestic servants or sexual possessions by government forces and armed groups.
The United Nations has released a report on global violence against children.
In his Chicago Tribune column, Clarence Page has an interesting profile of new Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf – in town to appear on Oprah.
The Council’s Center for Universal Education has partnered with PBS Wide Angle as well as Channel Thirteen and the U.S. Global Campaign for Education to distribute the PBS Wide Angle documentary, “Back to School.”
Child marriage is a global epidemic and a human rights violation that occurs across regions, cultures, and religions. According to Rachel Vogelstein, the success of U.S. efforts to foster economic growth, improve global health, and promote stability and security will grow if this persistent practice comes to an end.
Peter Orszag highlights research findings that reinforce the usefulness of test scores in evaluating teacher performance.
In the wake of a move to increase instructional time for Chicago public school students, Peter Orszag highlights education research showing a link between more time in the classroom and improved academic performance.
Peter Orszag explains how summer inactivity can leave lasting negative impacts on a child's academic performance and physical health.
The authors assess the political, security, and economic challenges facing U.S. policymakers in Afghanistan and evaluate a range of policy options.
Special operations play a critical role in how the United States confronts irregular threats, but to have long-term strategic impact, the author argues, numerous shortfalls must be addressed.
The story of the tragic and often tormented relationship between the United States and Pakistan, and a call to prepare for the worst, aim for the best, and avoid past mistakes. More
An authoritative and accessible look at what countries must do to build durable and prosperous democracies—and what the United States and others can do to help. More
A groundbreaking analysis of what the changes in American energy mean for the economy, national security, and the environment. More