May 21, 2013Sexual Violence
The practice of child marriage is a violation of human rights. Every day, girls around the world are forced to leave their families, marry against their will, endure sexual and physical abuse, and be…
June 29, 2020U.S. Foreign Policy
Incorporating lessons from the approaches pursued by other countries, the U.S. government should take a more systematic and well-resourced approach to promoting gender equality in foreign policy.
May 20, 2019Terrorism and Counterterrorism
U.S. policymakers overlook the roles that women play in violent extremism—including as perpetrators, mitigators, and victims—and rarely enlist their participation in efforts to combat radicalization. This omission puts the United States at a disadvantage.
October 1, 2019Human Trafficking
Human trafficking can fuel conflict, drive displacement, and undercut the ability of institutions to promote stability. The United States should reduce human trafficking in conflict and terrorism-affected contexts while promoting peace and stability.
October 3, 2017Sexual Violence
Sexual violence in conflict is not simply a gross violation of human rights—it is also a security challenge. It fuels displacement, weakens governance, and destabilizes communities, imperiling long-term stability.