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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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Joanna Roper, Special Envoy Women and Girls speaking at an International Women's Day event in London, 2017. UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Five Questions on Gender Equality in Foreign Policy: Joanna Roper

This blog post is part of the Women and Foreign Policy program’s interview series on Gender Equality in Foreign Policy, featuring global and U.S. officials leading initiatives to promote gender equality in the defense, development, and diplomatic sectors. Read More

Coronavirus
Quarantined: Federalism in Action at Home and Abroad
The rapid spread of the coronavirus in the COVID-19 pandemic has prompted a new reality for most—if not all—Americans, as a growing number of U.S. states have imposed a variety of stay-at-home directives. This grand experiment provides an opportunity for comparative analysis.
Women and Women's Rights
The Best Foreign Policy Puts Women at the Center
Research confirms that nations seeking to fortify their own security, better use foreign aid, or support stable and democratic partners should prioritize women’s advancement.
Women and Women's Rights
International Women’s Day: Women and Political Power
International Women’s Day affords an opportunity to reflect on the victories and ongoing struggles faced by women around the world. This year, there is much to celebrate—particularly in the realm of politics.
  • Mexico
    Women This Week: A Day Without Women in Mexico
    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 February 24 to March 6, was compiled by Maleeha Coleman and Rebecca Turkington.
  • Women and Women's Rights
    Other Nations Have Been Putting Women in Charge. Where's the United States?
    As the race for the Democratic nomination heats up, the chances of the two remaining women appear to be fading. That has left some voters asking — again — whether the United States is ready to elect its first female president. But rather than looking inward, voters would do well to widen the horizon and look abroad.
  • Australia
    Five Questions on Gender Equality in Foreign Policy: Natasha Stott Despoja
    This blog post is part of the Women and Foreign Policy program’s interview series on Gender Equality in Foreign Policy, featuring global and U.S. officials leading initiatives to promote gender equality in the defense, development, and diplomatic sectors.
  • Women and Women's Rights
    Women’s Power Index Tracks Women’s Political Representation
    A new interactive tool from the Women and Foreign Policy program ranks countries on their progress toward gender parity in political participation and visualizes the gender gap in political representation. 
  • Women and Women's Rights
    Human Trafficking Helps Terrorists Earn Money and Strategic Advantage
    As the United States renews its commitment to protecting freedom and ending slavery—with its annual observation of National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention this month, culminating on National Freedom Day on Feb. 1—it should address the many ways that human trafficking imperils global security.
  • Women and Women's Rights
    Women This Week: 2019 Year in Review
    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 highlights the top news stories of 2019 and was compiled by Rebecca Turkington and Alexandra Bro. 
  • Digital Policy
    Invisible Workers on the Global Assembly Line
    In her newly published book, Behind the Screen: Content Moderation in the Shadows of Social Media, Dr. Sarah T. Roberts discusses the world of content moderation, which increasingly plays a major role in keeping social media firms functioning.