Human Rights

Women and Women's Rights

  • Afghanistan
    Virtual Screening and Discussion of "In Her Hands"
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    Join our panelists for a discussion of the recently released Netflix documentary film In Her Hands and the future of women’s rights in Afghanistan.  Filmed across two turbulent years, In Her Hands tells the story of Zarifa Ghafari, who at twenty six became one of Afghanistan’s first female mayors and the youngest to ever hold the position. The film documents her fight for survival against the backdrop of her country’s accelerated unraveling. As Western forces announce their retreat and the Taliban start their sweep back to power, Zarifa and women across the country face a new reality. Amid these tectonic changes, Zarifa must make the most difficult decision of her life. In Her Hands premiered on Netflix on November 16. In Her Hands was directed by Tamana Ayazi and Marcel Mettelsiefen.  
  • Iran
    Do Iran’s Women Protesters Have the Power to Topple the Regime?
    Despite limits to their political and social power, Iranian women are leading protests that could jeopardize the regime.
  • Women and Women's Rights
    Women This Week: Female Representation Regresses in China
    Welcome to “Women Around the World: This Week,” a series that highlights noteworthy news related to women and U.S. foreign policy. This week’s post covers October 22 to October 28.

Experts in this Topic

Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

Adjunct Senior Fellow for Women and Foreign Policy

Ann Norris
Ann Norris

Senior Fellow for Women and Foreign Policy

Catherine Powell
Catherine Powell

Adjunct Senior Fellow for Women and Foreign Policy

Linda Robinson
Linda Robinson

Senior Fellow for Women and Foreign Policy