Women's Rights Directly Tied to National Security
June 28, 2017
December 31, 2016: In a Dec. 26 New York Times op-ed column, Valerie Hudson and Dara Cohen discuss the Trump transition team's request that the State Department submit details of programs and jobs that focus on promoting gender equality. The columnists emphasize that the State Department’s gender equality programs provide essential funding to combat life-threatening problems for women, like rape during war, genital cutting, forced marriage and access to education.
See the full story: Women's Rights Are a National Security Issue (nytimes.com)
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