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

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