What the Women Say Policy Briefs

ICAN’s What the Women Say country-specific and regional briefs are gendered political and security analyses carried out in partnership with local activists and international organizations.

Egypt’s Fitful Revolution: Women in the Balance. (Fall 2012)

With Mohammad Morsi’s inauguration as President of Egypt in June 2012, many Egyptians hoped that the country’s fitful political transition would finally be on a smoother path towards institutional reform and democratization. But much remains in flux. From the outset...

Voice and Vision: What the Women Say. MENA/Asia (Fall 2012)

In September 2012 the International Civil Society Action Network (ICAN) convened the first regional “What the Women Say” MENA/South Asia Forum on Rights, Peace and Security with nearly 50 women representing 12 countries in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia...

The Arab Spring & Implications for Women. (December 2011)

As the Arab world rumbles and shakes, women in the region are experiencing the good, the bad and the ugly that comes with instability, transition and crisis. From Tunisia and Egypt to Syria, Libya and Bahrain, women have been present and vocal in the street protest...

What the Women Say: Participation and UNSCR 1325 (Fall 2010)

A Case Study Assessment In 2009, the MIT Center for International Studies and the International Civil Society Action Network (ICAN) initiated a six­‐country field study (Aceh, Colombia, Liberia, Middle East, Sri Lanka and Uganda) to assess whether and how efforts were...

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