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Ukrainian refugees disembark a train from Ukraine at Przemysl Glowny train station, after fleeing the Russian invasion of Ukraine, in Przemysl, Poland on April 3, 2022. Hannah McKay/REUTERS

Women This Week: UN Says Ukrainian Refugees in Poland Need Abortion Access

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 14 to May 20. Read More

Women and Women's Rights
Women This Week: Taliban Order Women to Cover Their Faces in Public
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 5 to May 13.
Women and Women's Rights
Women This Week: U.S. Supreme Court Will Likely Overturn Roe v. Wade
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 30 to May 6.
Women and Women's Rights
Women This Week: Outcry Over Disappearances and Femicides Grows 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 covers April 23 to April 29.
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    Karuna Nundy: India Has a Strong Constitution, but Its Democracy Is Weakening
    India’s constitution guarantees the rights to have a good life, vote, and speak freely, but these are not always respected, leading to an erosion of democracy.
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    Women This Week: #MeToo Trends in Thailand After Women Speak Out Against Politician
    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 9 to April 22.
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    Women This Week: Reports of Sexual Violence Increase 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 9-April 15.
  • Women and Women's Rights
    Krithi Karanth: Can India Simultaneously Protect the Environment and Promote Development?
    India’s conservationists face increasing challenges as the country prioritizes economic growth over environmental protection.
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    Women This Week: Ketanji Brown Jackson to Become First Black Woman to Serve on Supreme Court
    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 2 - April 8.
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    Women This Week: Taliban Renege on Promise to Let Girls Attend Secondary School
    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 19 - April 1.
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    The Promise of Digital Activism—and its Dangers
    Social media can be a powerful tool for digital activists—and for the governments trying to silence them.