Roosevelt Institute | Cornell University

Bring Back Our Girls: Women's Education and the Fight against Terrorism

By Gabriella Johnston Published November 9, 2014

In April 2014 Boko Haram abducted more than 260 school girls in northern Nigeria. As of October 2014, those girls have still not been returned to their homes. Why have our counter-terrorist efforts failed? The answer: we've been fighting with guns, what we should be fighting with books.


Foregoing Protections in the Pursuit of Profits: Garment Workers, Fashion Models, and the Industry that Violates their Rights

By Gabriella Johnston Published October 24, 2014

Labor rights issues are becoming increasingly difficult to address as globalization and the expansion of international markets continues to complicate the way that goods are produced. The Rana Plaza factory collapse in 2013 highlights these issues and proves that organizing workers along industry-specific supply chains is the key to ensuring that the rights of workers around the world are protected.