Posts By Eileen Pennington
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.”
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.
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.