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Jamille Bigio

Council on Foreign Relations

Jamille Bigio is a senior fellow in the Women and Foreign Policy program at the Council on Foreign Relations. In the Obama administration, Bigio served as director for human rights and gender on the White House National Security Council staff. She also advised the White House Council on Women and Girls on its international priorities and first lady Michelle Obama on adolescent girls’ education and the Let Girls Learn initiative.

Lawmakers Should Push the Pentagon to Draw on Women’s Contributions to Security

A relatively tiny increase in dedicated funding would make a big difference downstream.


Women Help Prevent Terrorism. Congress Should Encourage the Pentagon to Pay Attention

Here’s a list of related House provisions that should be part of 2020's final authorization bill.


Women are Critical to Ending Wars—and the Trump Administration Agrees

A new law should kickstart long-overdue efforts to include more women in peace and security leadership roles.


Want Better Peacekeeping Ops? Add Women

Women are routinely underrepresented in peacekeeping operations, even though their participation has been shown to improve mission effectiveness and advance stability.