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Rachel Volgestein

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Year of Publication: 2019

Bigio, Jamil ; Volgestein, Rachel, Women could boost the global economy, but outdated laws are holding them back, CNN Business, 2019

Report on the signing of the Women’s Entrepreneurship and Economic Empowerment (WEEE) Act by President Trump in the midst of the US Government shutdown, which aims at promoting opportunities for female entrepreneurs worldwide.

Year of Publication: 2017

Volgestein, Rachel, Eliminating violence against women, Council on Foreign Relations, 2017

On the week marking the United Nations Sixteen Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, Council on Foreign Relations published a link featuring six publications from the Women and Foreign Policy Program. The publications are:

-       CFR Discussion Paper: Countering Sexual Violence in Conflict (Include PDF);

-       ‘Sexual harassment and gender-based violence in the workplace’ (;

-       ‘Rape as a tactic of terror’ ( inclusive of a discussion with human rights activist, Yazidi survivor to ISIS’ sexual slavery and 2018 Nobel Peace Prize winner, Nadia Murad. The link provides both the video and its script);

-       ‘The economic costs of violence against women’ (;

-       ‘Ending gender-based violence in conflict’ (;

-       ‘Addressing gender-based violence in peace agreements’ (Link not retrievable).