How the security of women relates to the security of nations


Policymakers are beginning to recognise that gender is a critical element in whether or not programs succeed or fail.

In this podcast, Valerie Hudson discusses WomanStats, a database of information on the status of women in 175 countries. WomanStats tracks over 350 variables, including sex trafficking, maternal and child mortality, property rights, and women in government.

Find out why this data is crucial for more effective foreign policy on the Center for Global Development website.