Over the coming months, the George W. Bush Institute will explore the nature of pluralism and how it’s working in our country. Improving our commitment to pluralism is intrinsically tied to strengthening our democracy.
Women's Advancement: Why authoritarians target women and how we can help
By: Natalie Gonnella-Platts, Jessica Ludwig
Women living under authoritarian regimes bear a double burden of repression. In a top-down system in which the authorities seek every available lever to maintain control over society, gender frequently becomes weaponized.
Statement by President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush on Afghanistan
"Treating women as second-class citizens, depriving them of their universal human rights, and denying them the opportunity to better themselves and their communities should generate outrage among all of us."
Safety for Women is Key to Central America’s Stability
By: Natalie Gonnella-Platts, Jenny Villatoro
Gender-based violence affects one in three women worldwide, making it an urgent and important policy challenge. Violence against women and girls is often excluded from conversations on the nexus of Central American democracy.
Remarks by President Bush at "Building Afghanistan's Future"
President Bush states, "We firmly believe it is in the interest of the United States to empower women in Afghanistan for the sake of national security and for the sake of peace," at Building Afghanistan's Future, a conference held March 30-31, 2011