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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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Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, and Muferiat Kamil, newly-named Minister of Peace, address members of parliament. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri

Women This Week: Equality in Ethiopian Cabinet

New Ethiopian Cabinet Is Half Women Read More

October 17, 2018

Women and Economic Growth
Banks around the world are cashing in on an untapped market — women. And it's transforming their lives.

Access to a bank account is transforming women's lives and boosting economies from Nigeria to Tanzania to Vietnam. Close to a billion women around the world can, if given the chance — and the financial services — contribute to their families' prosperity and their countries' growth.

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October 16, 2018

United States
States Are Challenging New Policy That Denies Asylum to Survivors of Domestic Violence

Eighteen states and the District of Columbia filed an amicus brief in support of a legal challenge to the Trump administration’s new policy that denies asylum to applicants fleeing domestic or gang violence.The policy hits women and children—the most common survivors of domestic abuse—particularly hard.

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October 16, 2018

Sexual Violence
The Nobel Committee’s #MeToo Moment

The Norwegian Nobel Committee had its #MeToo moment last week, awarding its peace prize to two courageous leaders in the fight against sexual violence in armed conflict. 

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