Human Rights

Women and Women's Rights

  • Technology and Innovation
    Data is the New Gold, But May Threaten Democracy and Dignity
    Few safeguards protect our private data in today’s information economy. What can be done about the fact that our personal images and data can be exploited, potentially threatening personal as well as national security?
  • Afghanistan
    Virtual Screening and Discussion of "In Her Hands"
    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.