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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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Saudi women celebrate the lifting of the driving ban on women in east Saudi Arabia. REUTERS/Hamad Mohammed

Unpacking the Canadian/Saudi Spat

This post is co-authored with Rebecca Turkington, assistant director of the Women and Foreign Policy program at the Council on Foreign Relations. Read More

August 6, 2018

Women and Women's Rights
Women This Week: Fighting FGM

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 July 23 to August 4, was compiled with support from Lucia Petty.

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August 2, 2018

Zimbabwe
Women Candidates Face Harassment and Threats of Violence in Zimbabwe

A new International Foundation for Electoral Studies (IFES) report finds women who run for office in Zimbabwe face a variety of persistent challenges, and calls into question the 10-year time limit on Zimbabwe’s quota system. This post is authored by Hilary Matfess, doctoral candidate at Yale University.

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August 1, 2018

Pakistan
Pakistan’s Imran Khan Promises End to Discriminatory Laws

Khan has a powerful opportunity to deliver on his party’s platform and further Pakistani women’s workplace safety -- and the economic growth of the entire nation.

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