#GAReads | Women's voices are still lacking in foreign policy op-eds

 photo credit:  Keenan Constance , via  Unsplash

photo credit: Keenan Constance, via Unsplash

"Women's voices are still lacking in foreign policy op-eds":

WE FACE A STAGGERING ARRAY OF FOREIGN POLICY CHALLENGES today: climate change, extremism, epidemics, increasing inequality, threats of nuclear war, and cyber-attacks. Yet, somehow, we continue to underutilize a valuable resource to address these challenges: women.

The Women’s Media Center notes that when it comes to bylines and credits in 2017, 62 percent of bylines belonged to men; 38 percent to women. Sixteen percent of Pulitzer Prize winners have been women. 

Women’s voices and perspectives are equally scarce on the op-ed page, a critical forum for influencing public opinion, promoting and affecting policy, and exerting leadership.

Read Elmira Bayrasli and Elizabeth Radin's full article at Columbia Journalism Review here…