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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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The mother of a victim of human trafficking near Sittwe, Myanmar, May 2015 Soe Zeya Tun / Reuters

Human Trafficking’s Hidden Toll

In Foreign Affairs, Jamille Bigio and Rachel Vogelstein write that the global scourge is worse than a crime—it is a systemic threat. Read More

Women and Women's Rights
Women This Week: Sexual Slavery Conviction at the ICC
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 3 to April 9.
Women and Women's Rights
Women This Week: Rape as a Tool of War in Tigray
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 27 to April 2. 
Coronavirus
A Year on, the "Color of Covid" Still Matters
One year after coining “Color of Covid,” Catherine Powell published an op-ed on CNN.com about the ongoing pandemics of race and gender inequality, particularly the disparate impacts of COVID-19 on the labor market. In the article, she makes recommendations for the Biden administration in addressing the twin health and economic crises.
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    Women This Week: First Woman President of Tanzania
    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 13 to March 26.
  • Women and Women's Rights
    Biden-Harris Should Lead on Women’s Rights and Help End Syrian Conflict
    Including the SDF-held Northeast in the UN peace talks would be a way to accomplish both.
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    More Than a Few Good Women: Improving Hemispheric Security by Advancing Gender Inclusivity in Military and Police
    Latin America and the Caribbean remains the most violent region in the world. Overwhelmed police and military forces stand to improve their effectiveness and accountability by unleashing a secret weapon: more female recruits.
  • Human Trafficking
    Collaborating to Break the Cycle of Modern Slavery
    This article was authored by Richard Samans, director of research at the International Labor Organization and chairman of the Climate Disclosure Standards Board. He served previously as managing dire…
  • Women and Women's Rights
    How to Reassign Power in the Humanitarian Sector
    This post was authored by Wale Osofisan, senior director, governance technical unit at the International Rescue Committee. When we analyze leadership in the humanitarian sector, we often see image…
  • Women and Women's Rights
    Women’s Water Insecurity Is a Global Health Crisis
    This post was authored by Victoria Parsons (Twitter, LinkedIn), a member of CFR’s Young Professionals Briefing Series and a Founding Partner of Palm Global Consulting, a boutique global affairs firm …
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    Women This Week: New Executive Orders Promoting Gender Equality
    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 5 to March 12.