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Women This Week: Gender Inequality in South Korean Military

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 covers October 9 to October 22. Read More

Women and Women's Rights
Women This Week: Texas Abortion Law Temporarily Blocked
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 covers October 2 to October 8. 
Women and Women's Rights
CFR Roundtable Speaker Wins 2021 MacArthur “Genius” Award
Dr. Safiya Noble, who spoke at a CFR roundtable in 2018, was announced as a recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
Women and Women's Rights
Women This Week: Investigation Reveals WHO Staff Committed Sexual Abuse During 2018-2020 Ebola Mission
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 covers September 25 to October 1.
  • Women and Women's Rights
    Women This Week: Ten Women and Girls Killed Each Day in Mexico
    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 covers September 18 to September 24.  
  • Women and Women's Rights
    Women This Week: UN Withdraws 450 Peacekeepers from the Central African Republic
    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 covers September 11 to September 17.
  • Women and Women's Rights
    Women This Week: Abortion Decriminalized in Mexico
    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 covers September 3 to September 10.  
  • Women and Women's Rights
    Women This Week: Challenges to Abortion at Home and Abroad
    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 covers August 27 to September 2. 
  • Women and Women's Rights
    Women This Week: New Realities for Women in Afghanistan
    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 covers August 19 to August 26.
  • Women and Economic Growth
    The Robots are Coming, but We’ll Still Have a Global Digital Underclass
    Dr. Mary Gray revealed the hidden realities of the overlooked and undervalued workers driving our economy through their labor—what Gray calls “ghost work.”
  • Women and Women's Rights
    Women This Week: Pakistani Activists Call for Domestic Violence Law
    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 covers August 3 to August 11.