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Hanadi Hindi, first female pilot from Saudi Arabia, sits in the cockpit of a plane prior to takeoff in Amman, Jordan in 2003. Ali Jarekji/REUTERES

Women This Week: Women Soldiers in Saudi Arabia

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 February 22 to March 5. Read More

Women and Women's Rights
Women this Week: First Woman Leader of the WTO
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 February 12 to February 19.   
Women and Women's Rights
Women This Week: Violence Against Uighur 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 February 2 to February 12.   
Women and Women's Rights
Why Ending FGM Advances U.S. Interests
This guest post was authored by Maryum Saifee, a U.S. Department of State foreign service officer and alumna of the Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellowship program. Ms. Saifee i…
  • Human Trafficking
    What Role Should Anti-Trafficking Play in U.S. Development Efforts?
    This post is part of the Council on Foreign Relations’ blog series on human trafficking, in which CFR fellows and other leading experts assess new approaches to improve U.S. and global efforts to curb trafficking and modern slavery. This post was authored by James Cockayne.
  • Women and Women's Rights
    There Will Be Another Pandemic. Women Can Stop It.
    This article was written by Lois Quam, president and chief executive officer of Pathfinder International, and Rachel Vogelstein, Douglas Dillon senior fellow and director of the Women and Foreign Pol…
  • Women and Women's Rights
    The Threat of Human Trafficking to National Security, Economic Growth, and Sustainable Development
    This blog post was authored by Jamille Bigio, senior fellow in the Women and Foreign Policy program, and Elena Ortiz, intern in the Women and Foreign Policy program. Despite widespread condemnatio…
  • Human Trafficking
    Preventing Stolen Childhoods: How the U.S. Department of Labor is Combating Child Labor Trafficking
    This post is part of the Council on Foreign Relations’ blog series on human trafficking, in which CFR fellows and other leading experts assess new approaches to improve U.S. and global efforts to curb trafficking and modern slavery. This post was authored by Marcia Eugenio.
  • Women and Women's Rights
    Women This Week: Equality in Estonia
    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 January 22 to January 29.
  • Human Trafficking
    Combating Human Trafficking and the Biden Administration
    This post is part of the Council on Foreign Relations’ blog series on human trafficking, in which CFR fellows and other leading experts assess new approaches to improve U.S. and global efforts to curb trafficking and modern slavery. This post was authored by Sarah E. Mendelson.
  • Women and Women's Rights
    From Rhetoric to Reality: Advancing Women’s Participation in Peace Processes
      This post is part of the Council on Foreign Relations’ blog series on women's leadership in peacebuilding and non-violent movements, in which CFR fellows, scholars, and practitioners highlight new security strategies. This post was authored by Dr. Marlene Spoerri, Independent Diplomat's Director of Inclusive Diplomacy and Systems Change.