Women’s Rights Are a National Security Issue

Valerie Hudson is providing a new way to look at women's safety—as a barometer for the security of states themselves.

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As an Andrew Carnegie Fellow, Valerie Hudson has continued to look at the critical ways women's health and safety impact the world. Her findings, as well as her Womanstats Project, make a clear case for how the safety of women is intrinsically tied to the safety of all.

"Over a decade’s worth of research shows that women’s advancement is critical to stability and to reducing political violence."

Women’s Rights Are a National Security Issue