Come January, a historic number of women senators will be taking up the pressing issues on Capitol Hill.
We’ve started a series on our DC Decoder blog outlining distinct differences between Obama and Romney as they campaign for the presidency. Here are the first three posts of the multi-part series.
The award sets a historic precedent by going to three women for the first time. In the history of the prize, only 12 out of the 97 individuals who have received the prize were women.
Sudan may have split into two new countries, but the violent disagreements continue. According to Jacqueline O’Neill, the director of the Institute for Inclusive Security, new talks must include more women. Read the full opinion piece here.
The Institute uses research, training and advocacy to promote the inclusion of all stakeholders, particularly women, in peace processes. O’Neill worked previously as the UN Mission in Sudan and Sudan’s Ahfad University for Women.
It is one of the most comprehensive studies undertaken by the US military to assess sexual assaults within its ranks, and could become a model for how the military as a whole begins to address the problem, defense officials say. While the data suggest the sexual-assault rate in the Air Force is roughly equal to what it is in the broader civilian population, the survey – obtained exclusively by the Monitor before publication – points to unique challenges presented by the culture of the service. The vast majority of crimes are committed by male arimen on female airmen, and nearly half of rape victims said they did not report the crime because they “did not want to cause trouble in their unit.”Read the full report here.