Women's Rights Directly Tied to National Security
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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West Point's Woman Problem
December 8, 2019: Why aren’t there more women at West Point? All military occupations and units are now open to women, yet women made up less than 20 percent of the 2018 West Point graduating class. And that was the highest percentage ever.