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Iranians protests the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini

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Journal Article - Foreign Affairs

Iran's Women on the Frontlines

| Oct. 31, 2022

The authors write that this is a moment of great hope for Iran but also great worry. Although the extensive frontline participation of women in protest movements often makes them more effective, it also raises the stakes dramatically. Defeat of today's protesters could be followed by an even deeper patriarchal backlash. 

People protest following the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade in Washington

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Paper - Harvard Kennedy School

Pro-democracy Organizing against Autocracy in the United States: A Strategic Assessment & Recommendations

| October 2022

This working paper offers strategies to protect subjugated groups and inform a broad  pro-democracy struggle should an authoritarian administration gain power in 2024.

A group of abortion-rights protesters march past U.S. Capital building

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Audio - Foreign Affairs

Beyond Roe: The Mutually Reinforcing Nature of Misogyny and Autocracy

| July 07, 2022

In the Foreign Affairs interview, Host Daniel Kurtz-Phelan discusses with Harvard's Erica Chenoweth and Zoe Marks why autocrats fear women, why feminist movements are such a powerful tool against autocracy, and what the assault on reproductive rights in the United States signifies for American democracy.

Women attend an opposition action with portrait of jailed Belarusian women in front of them

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Analysis & Opinions - Foreign Affairs

Revenge of the Patriarchs

| Feb. 11, 2022

Erica Chenoweth and Zoe Marks argue that It is not a coincidence that women's equality is being rolled back at the same time that authoritarianism is on the rise. Political scientists have long noted that women's civil rights and democracy go hand in hand, but they have been slower to recognize that the former is a precondition for the latter. 

German Chancellor Angela Merkel

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Analysis & Opinions - The Washington Post

In a Global Emergency, Women are Showing How to Lead

| Apr. 21, 2020

Zoe Marks argues that to the extent that female heads of state are performing better than men against the coronavirus crisis, it's likely because women are expected to be — and have learned to be — more democratic leaders, more collaborative and more compassionate communicators.

Protest in Chile

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Analysis & Opinions - The Washington Post

This May Be the Largest Wave of Nonviolent Mass Movements in World History. What Comes Next?

| Nov. 16, 2019

The authors write that this may be the largest wave of nonviolent mass movements in world history. What comes next? Social media has made mass protests easier to organize — but, perhaps paradoxically, harder to resolve.