Susan M. Blaustein


Susan M. Blaustein is founder and director of WomenStrong International, a consortium of non-governmental organizations in five countries dedicated to eradicating extreme urban poverty by enabling women and girls to live healthy, fulfilling lives. Prior to starting WSI, she co-founded and directed the Millennium Cities Initiative, a project of the Earth Institute at Columbia University committed to sustainable urban development across sub-Saharan Africa. Blaustein has also served as a senior consultant and analyst with the International Crisis Group, worked with the Coalition for International Justice, and reported on conflict, politics, economics, and social injustice from the Balkans, Southeast Asia and Washington, DC, for such publications as The New Yorker, Harper's, The Wall Street Journal, The Nation, The New Republic, and the Los Angeles Times.

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Opinion: Safe infrastructure means safer women — and it's our job to say so
8 Mar 2018

How vital is infrastructure in determining a woman or girl's safety? On International Women's Day, WomenStrong International argues for more robust investment, advocacy, and planning when it comes to infrastructure, in a bid to tackle violence against women and girls.