Good Read | The mysterious absence of women from Middle East policy debates

GenderAvenger got a shoutout in The Washington Post!

by United States Mission Geneva, photo: Eric Bridiers [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

by United States Mission Geneva, photo: Eric Bridiers [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

"The mysterious absence of women from Middle East policy debates":

Last year, six leading Washington think tanks presented more than 150 events on the Middle East that included not a single woman speaker. Fewer than one-quarter of all the speakers at the 232 events at those think tanks recorded in our newly compiled data-set were women. How is it possible that in 2014, not a single woman could be found to speak at 65 percent of these influential and high-profile D.C. events?

Read Tamara Cofman Wittes and Marc Lynch's full article at The Washington Post here…