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A protester raises a placard reading "#MeToo" during a rally against harassment at Shinjuku shopping and amusement district in Tokyo, Japan, April 28, 2018.
A protester raises a placard reading "#MeToo" during a rally against harassment at Shinjuku shopping and amusement district in Tokyo, Japan, April 28, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Women This Week: #MeToo Resurgence in Cameroon

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 3 to February 9. Read More

Climate Change
Defunding Climate Action: What’s at Stake in GOP Cuts to International Aid
Under Republican leadership, the House of Representatives is doubling down on their efforts to slash U.S. funding for gender equality initiatives—and climate justice hangs in the balance.  
Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Women This Week: Israelis and Palestinians Pay Tribute to Women Wage Peace Cofounder
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 November 11 to November 17.
Demonstrations and Protests
Women This Week: Iranian Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Conducts Hunger Strike
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 November 4 to November 10.
  • Maternal and Child Health
    Women This Week: Future of the Catholic Church to Include More 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 October 28 to November 3.
  • Sexual Violence
    Women This Week: Sexual Assault Increasing Among Displaced Women in the Congo
    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 October 21 to October 27.
  • Sexual Violence
    Women This Week: Female Genital Mutilation Protections at Risk of Reversal in Gambia
    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 October 14 to October 20.
  • Inequality
    Women This Week: Nobel Prize Winner Highlights Gender Pay Gap
    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 October 7 to October 13.
  • Human Trafficking
    The Nexus of Human Trafficking, Democracy, and Corruption
    The fight against human trafficking in the Northern Triangle and Mexico requires a comprehensive approach that acknowledges the profound impact of corruption and weak or non-existent democratic institutions.
  • Sexual Violence
    Women This Week: Indigenous Women Seek Damages for Involuntary Birth Control
    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 September 30 to October 6.
  • Human Rights
    Women This Week: French Athletes Prohibited from Playing in Hijab for 2024 Olympic Games
    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 September 23 to September 29.