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World

Creating a new normal with a new global public health system

By Frederick M. Burkle “Ask a big enough question, and you need more than one discipline to answer it,” said modern dance legend Liz Lerman. As the COVID-19 pandemic spread across the globe, the...

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Mexico

Wilson Memo: Security & violence against women in Mexico

By Alexandra Zapata Hojel & Dr. Gema Kloppe-Santamaría Background On March 8, 2020, International Women’s Day, tens of thousands of women across Mexico protested the high levels of violence against...

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Myanmar

Update on the Situation in Myanmar

Statement from the Asia Program's Lucas Myers. "On Sunday, March 28th 2021, the United Nations reported that over 107 people were killed the day before by Myanmar’s military in their ongoing, brutal...

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Shaping a Maternal Mental Health Crisis Response to COVID-19

By Madhavi Roy, Paul Shetler Fast & Vicha Adri As the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths rise, women are experiencing more anxiety both during and after pregnancy. One-third of all mental...

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Environmental security and the Global Fragility Act

To inform the implementation of the Global Fragility Act, the Wilson Center’s Environmental Change & Security Program hosted a roundtable discussion in August 2020 for U.S. Government Representatives...

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Lebanon

And along came COVID: Working towards gender equality in Lebanon

By Carmen Geha “It was bad enough as it was, the last thing we needed was this pandemic,” my friend tells me as we sit down to lament months of disappointment. On October 17, 2019, Lebanon witnessed...

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Venezuela

A Crisis Within a Crisis: Venezuela and COVID-19

In a new report from the Latin American Program, Oriana Van Praag, with Cynthia J. Arnson, detail Venezuela’s calamitous humanitarian crisis that predates and is aggravated by the coronavirus, as...

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Pandemic of Violence: Protecting Women during COVID-19

By Anya Prusa, Beatriz García Nice & Olivia Soledad Pandemic of Violence: Protecting Women during COVID-19 COVID-19 is having a profound impact on Latin American women. Gender-based violence...

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South Africa

The Impact of COVID-19 in South Africa

By Dr. Emmanuel Sekyere, Prof. Narnia Bohler-Muller, Prof. Charles Hongoro, and Dr. Mokhantso Makoae The world is currently struggling to control a global public health pandemic—COVID-19—that is...

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Tajikistan + 4 more

How Central Asia Copes with COVID-19

By Victoria Clement The countries of Central Asia, a region with long historical ties to Russia, have taken different paths in their response to the COVID-19 pandemic. A proactive stance and regional...

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