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Pin badges encouraging people to vote in June's European Parliament elections are placed at the Malta office information stand during a conference at the European Parliament, in Rabat, Malta May 22, 2024.
Pin badges encouraging people to vote in June's European Parliament elections are placed at the Malta office information stand during a conference at the European Parliament, in Rabat, Malta May 22, 2024. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

European Tech Law Faces Test to Address Interference, Threats, and Disinformation in 2024 Elections

The European Union (EU) began implementing the Digital Services Act (DSA) this year, just in time to combat online disinformation and other electoral interference in the dozens of elections taking place in Europe’s twenty-seven member countries and the European Parliament elections taking place June 6 through June 9. To prepare, the EU conducted a stress test of the DSA mechanisms to address elections targeted by false and manipulated information, incitement, and attempts to suppress voices. Read More

Maternal and Child Health
Women This Week: First Study Post Overturn of Roe v. Wade on Permanent Contraception
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 May 11 to May 17.  
Maternal and Child Health
Women This Week: Women and Girls Facing Severe Challenges as Israel Plans Rafah Invasion
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 May 4 to May 10.  
Inequality
A Conversation with Dr. Geeta Rao Gupta, Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues, U.S. Department of State
A discussion with Ambassador Rao Gupta on women’s political representation, violence against women, and new U.S. policy initiatives to advance gender equality and UN Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace, and Security.  
  • Sexual Violence
    Women This Week: Reparations for Survivors of Sexual Violence in Ukraine
    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 April 27 to May 3.
  • Sustainable Development Goals (UN)
    Renewed Efforts are Urgently Needed to Fight Increase in Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting
    Without accelerated efforts, there is no chance of getting anywhere close to eliminating FGM/C by 2030. 
  • European Union
    Women This Week: European Parliament Combating Violence Against Women
    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 April 20 to April 26.
  • Maternal and Child Health
    Women This Week: Shortages of Essential Goods for Women and Children in Gaza
    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 April 13 to April 19.
  • Health
    Women This Week: Heightened Levels of Malnutrition for Women and Children
    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 April 6 to April 12.
  • Elections and Voting
    Women This Week: Women Make Significant Gains in Turkey's Local 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 March 30 to April 5. 
  • Human Rights
    Women This Week: Saudi Arabia to Chair the Commission on the Status of Women
    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 March 23 to March 29.