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Women Around the World examines the relationship between the advancement of women and U.S. foreign policy interests, including prosperity and stability.

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COP27 climate summit, in Sharm el-Sheikh. Mohamed Abd El Ghany/REUTERS

Women Underrepresented at COP27 Summit

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 November 12 to November 18. Read More

United States
Women This Week: Reproductive Rights and Firsts for Women in U.S. Elections
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 November 5 to November 10.
United Nations
Women This Week: United Nations’ Spotlight on Ongoing Protests in Iran
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 29 to November 4.
Women and Women's Rights
Women This Week: Female Representation Regresses in China
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 22 to October 28.
  • Iran
    Women This Week: Iranian Climber Competes Without Headscarf, Some Fear Reprisals
    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 15 to October 21.
  • Iran
    Women This Week: Mass Protests Continue Across Iran
    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 8 to October 14.
  • Afghanistan
    Women This Week: Afghan Women Rise Up in Response to Kabul Bombing
    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 1 to October 7.
  • Iran
    Women This Week: “Women, Life, Freedom”: Protests Continue to Surge Across Iran
    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 24 to September 30.
  • Women and Economic Growth
    The Robots are Coming: AI Replaces Line Judges at U.S. Open, With Global Implications for Jobs
    Sports reflect a societal trend of increasing automation. Policymakers should wrestle with the impact that autonomous technological development will have on the workforce, and ensure that marginalized groups are not left behind.
  • Iran
    Women This Week: Protests in Iran Demand End to Decades of Women’s Oppression
    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 17 to September 23.
  • Women and Women's Rights
    Women This Week: Call to Declare Taliban a “Gender Apartheid” Regime
    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 10 to September 16.