Barriers to women's economic participation persist in every region of the world. Nations need to do more to level the legal playing field for women and ensure that women have the right to compete fairly in the economy—which will lead to significant gains.
Welcome to “Women Around the World: This Week,” a series that highlights noteworthy news related to women and U.S. foreign policy. This week’s post, covering October 7 to October 16, was compiled with support from Rebecca Turkington and Ao Yin.
Saudi Arabia’s investment conference kicks off under a cloud of tension, Chinese and Japanese leaders meet to discuss intellectual property protection, Afghanistan holds parliamentary elections, and protests against Brexit begin in London.
On International Day of the Girl, we celebrate Roya Mahboob, Afghanistan's first female tech CEO. Roya works to open doors for the next generation of women leaders in STEM through mentoring, coaching the Afghan Girls' Robotics Team, and her non-profit, Digital Citizens Fund.