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Demonstrator participate in a protest against gender-based violence in Amman, Jordan on July 22, 2020. Muhammad Hamed/REUTERS

Women This Week: Gender-Based Violence Prompts Outcry in Egypt, Jordan

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 June 25 to July 1.  Read More

Women and Women's Rights
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.
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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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    Debjani Ghosh: How Trends in India’s Tech Sector Can Benefit the U.S.
    The United States should learn from the strengths of India's technology industry.
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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.    
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    Women This Week: Violence Against Asian American Women Sparks Concern, Fear
    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 11 to March 18.
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    Women This Week: For International Women’s Day, Pakistani Women March On
    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 11.
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    New WFP Discussion Paper: Renewing the Global Architecture for Gender Equality
    The Women and Foreign Policy program’s latest discussion paper highlights what went wrong in the global fight for gender equality—and proposes solutions for how to fix it.
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    Shaheen Mistri: India’s Education System Is in Crisis
    With one of the world’s largest education systems, India has struggled to reach all children and ensure quality teaching and learning.