Jendayi E. Frazer
Jendayi E. Frazer is an adjunct senior fellow for Africa studies at the Council on Foreign Relations and a former U.S. assistant secretary of state for African affairs.

Jendayi E. Frazer is an adjunct senior fellow for Africa studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, managing partner of Africa Exchange Holdings, and president of 50 Ventures, LLC. She previously served as U.S. assistant secretary of state for African affairs, special assistant to the president and senior director for African affairs on the National Security Council staff, and the first female U.S. ambassador to South Africa.

Women and Foreign Policy Program

The Women and Foreign Policy program works to analyze how elevating the status of women and girls advances U.S. foreign policy objectives. The program informs policymakers, opinion leaders, and the general public about issues related to gender equality and U.S. foreign policy through scholarship, roundtable discussions, briefings, and the Women Around the World blog.

How Women’s Participation in Conflict Prevention
How Women’s Participation in Conflict Prevention and Resolution Advances U.S. Interests
Despite growing international recognition of women’s role in security, their representation in peace and security processes has lagged.
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Countering Sexual Violence in Conflict
Sexual violence in conflict is not simply a gross violation of human rights—it is also a security challenge.
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