Women

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Leveraging New Technology for Women's Economic Empowerment: Understanding and Expanding Distribution Networks (Audio)

Speakers: Katherine Lucey, Carolyn Makinson, and Toshihiro Nakamura
Presider: Isobel Coleman

Listen to experts give examples of bringing technologies to developing countries and how distribution of these products works.

This session was part of The ExxonMobil Women and Development Roundtable Series which was made possible by the generous support of ExxonMobil.

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Leveraging New Technology for Women's Economic Empowerment: Setting the Context: Challenges and Opportunities (Audio)

Speakers: Leslie Cordes, Gail Karlsson, and Richenda Van Leeuwen
Introductory Speaker: Lorie D. Jackson
Presider: Isobel Coleman

Listen to experts discuss energy challenges facing women in the developing world and how new technologies can improve conditions and save lives.

This session was part of The ExxonMobil Women and Development Roundtable Series which was made possible by the generous support of ExxonMobil.

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Women as Change Agents in the Recovery from the Global Financial Crisis (Audio)

Speaker: Robert B. Zoellick
Presider: Cokie Roberts

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.

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Backgrounder

Governance in India: Women's Rights

Author: Beina Xu

Several high-profile sexual assault cases in India have sparked a national debate over women's rights and the need for social reform in a rapidly modernizing country.


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A Conversation with Alice Albright and Caren Grown

Presider: Rachel B. Vogelstein
Speaker: Caren Grown
Speaker: Alice P. Albright

Alice Albright, chief executive officer of the Global Partnership for Education, and Caren Grown, senior director on gender at the World Bank group, joined the Women and Foreign Policy program’s director and senior fellow, Rachel Vogelstein, to discuss implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.

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Women, Religion, and Peace

Speaker: Katherine Marshall
Presider: Irina A. Faskianos

Katherine Marshall discusses the role of women of faith in peacebuilding, focusing on the challenges and opportunities of strengthening women’s abilities to work for peace in both religious and secular capacities.

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Beijing at Twenty: Assessing Global Progress for Women and Girls After the 1995 UN Fourth World Conference on Women

Speaker: Ellen Chelser
Speaker: Farida Shaheed
Speaker: Rachel B. Vogelstein

Farida Shaheed, United Nations special rapporteur in the field of cultural rights, and Ellen Chesler, senior fellow at the Roosevelt Institute, highlight their collaboration, Women and Girls Rising: Progress and Resistance Around the World, an anthology released this year that documents the modern history of the global women's movement.

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