Leaders around the world
Tzipi Livni is the former foreign minister of Israel.
Tawakkol Karman is the founder and president of Women Journalists Without Chains and is a Nobel Peace laureate.
Zahira Kamal is the general-secretary of the Palestinian Democratic Union Party and a former minister of women’s affairs in the Palestinian National Authority.
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf served as president of Liberia from 2006 to 2017 and was the first elected female head of state in Africa. 
Rigoberta Menchu Tum is a Nobel Peace laureate and a K'iche' indigenous peace activist from Guatemala. 
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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