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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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Violence Against Women Deserves More Than a 16 Day International Campaign

Every year, the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign brings attention to the systemic violence experienced by women and girls all over the world - but these commitments must go beyond sixteen days of lip service. It is time for the international community to take concrete steps that fund and support women and girls, particularly those afflicted by conflict or crisis.  Read More

Military Operations
Can Biden Make the Military Safe for Those Who Serve?
This article was authored by Jamille Bigio, senior fellow with the Women and Foreign Policy program, and Cailin Crockett Truman National Security Fellow and former policy advisor on violence against …
Education
Ensuring Access to Education for Girls During a Humanitarian Crisis and Conflict
The COVID-19 pandemic has created the largest education emergency in history, with consequences that could reverse decades of progress in girl's education. Ensuring continuity of education amid COVID-19 upsets is integral to the prevention of critical backslide. 
Women and Economic Growth
Women This Week: The Smashing of Ceilings
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 8 to November 15.
  • Women and Economic Growth
    Women This Week: Record Breaking, Ground Shaking
    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 8 to November 15.
  • Human Trafficking
    The Global Health Crisis and Human Trafficking Are Correlated–But How?
    This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Palermo Protocol, the United Nations gold standard for combatting human trafficking. But can the Convention maintain its relevance in light of COVID-19 fractures and setbacks? 
  • Women and Economic Growth
    Women This Week: Digital Damage or Defense?
    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 2 to November 9.
  • Human Trafficking
    Addressing Child Labor in a Pandemic: Notes from the Field
    Last year, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution declaring 2021 the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labor. Despite such commitment, recent global estimates project child labour to be on the rise, with cases surging by up to 50 million in the next five years. 
  • Women and Women's Rights
    Women Have Shown Their Skill at Making Peace. Let Them Work.
    This article was authored by Jamille Bigio, senior fellow with the Women and Foreign Policy program, and Alexandra Bro, former research associate with the Women and Foreign Policy program. Twenty…
  • Human Trafficking
    Revitalizing Human Trafficking Policy Twenty Years In
    This blog post was authored by Olivia Enos, senior policy analyst in the Asian Studies Center at The Heritage Foundation, and Mark P. Lagon, chief policy officer of Friends of the Global Fight Agains…
  • Women and Women's Rights
    New Data on Women’s Roles at the Peace Table
    The Women and Foreign Policy program is launching new data on women’s participation as negotiators, mediators, and signatories in major peace processes from 1992-2019.