from Women Around the World and Women and Foreign Policy Program

Dear Mr President: Time to Take Women’s Rights More Seriously as a National Security Issue

President Donald J. Trump listens to Nadia Murad as he hosts a group of victims of religious persecution in the Oval Office of the White House. Washington, DC, United States. July 17, 2019. Leah Millis/REUTERS

Senior Fellow Catherine Powell reposts two pieces on conflict-related sexual violence.

August 6, 2019

President Donald J. Trump listens to Nadia Murad as he hosts a group of victims of religious persecution in the Oval Office of the White House. Washington, DC, United States. July 17, 2019. Leah Millis/REUTERS
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In light of the fact that President Donald J. Trump seemed not to have any background on Nadia Murad, a 2018 Nobel Prize winner, I'm reposting two pieces below to help educate the president. Holding the Islamic State group accountable for the rape of Yazidi women is important both as a matter of national security and women’s rights.

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