Posts By Eileen Pennington

Notes from the Field

The Case for Investing in Gender Equality

March 11, 2015

The debate over women’s rights as a central element of development has been transformed in the 20 years since the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, and then-First Lady Hillary Clinton’s clarion call to action, “Human rights are women’s rights, and women’s rights are human rights.”

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New Opportunities for the Women of Burma

September 26, 2012

On a recent trip to Burma (also known as Myanmar) as an observer on a Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) delegation, I met with dozens of leading government officials, activists, and civil society leaders to talk about the changes taking place in the country and the prospects for a peaceful transition to democracy.

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Notes from the Field

Give Women a Chance to Make Peace in Mindanao

April 25, 2012

The southern Philippines’ island of Mindanao has suffered through decades of violent conflict. As the opposing parties explore prospects for an enduring peace, a new study commissioned by The Asia Foundation demonstrates that one key to long-term conflict resolution will be the women of Mindanao.

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