Tawakkol Karman (Yemen)
Tawakkol Karman is the founder and president of Women Journalists Without Chains and is a Nobel Peace laureate.

Tawakkol Karman is the founder and president of Women Journalists Without Chains, a Yemeni organization that promotes civil rights, particularly freedom of expression. In 2011, she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of her work to advance peaceful protests and promote women’s rights in Yemen, becoming the first Yemeni, first Arab woman, and second Muslim woman to be awarded the prize.

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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