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February 21, 2018

Syria
Syrian refugees The Mom's Story I Could Not Forget

Some stories do not leave you. You cannot forget them long after you tell them. And you wonder, often, how they end. Here is one such story. It doesn't yet have an ending, but it is no longer wher…

March 23, 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa
Helen Zille Helen Zille’s Colonialism Controversy

Helen Zille is the premier of the Western Cape and a former leader of South Africa’s official opposition party, the Democratic Alliance (DA). A former journalist and anti-apartheid activist of German…

December 8, 2017

Development
Tanzanian seaweed farmers - women's economic empowerment Banking on the Future – Moms Learn From Their Daughters

Sometimes children are the best teachers. That is the case when it comes to financial services for women in Tanzania. In the capital of Dar es Salam, NMB has been teaching students about why acces…

May 15, 2017

Japan
Priests Helen Hardacre: Political Realignment Among Japan’s Religions

Shinto priests walk in a line to attend a ritual to usher in the upcoming New Year at the Meiji Shrine in Tokyo, Japan on December 31, 2016 (REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon).  

September 28, 2017

Gender
March Against Workplace Discrimination Lack of Law Breeds Workplace Discrimination

This summer, reports of workplace gender discrimination rocked world headlines: from BBC's salary release that ignited calls for pay equality and transparency to Iberia airline's repealed requirement…

September 20, 2017

Gender
Guy Ryder Gender and the Twenty-First Century Global Workforce

Equal pay for women’s work. That idea galvanized leaders including ILO Director-General Guy Ryder and OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurria, who gathered in New York this week to launch the Equal Pay I…

September 5, 2017

Afghanistan
Afghanistan women's land rights Reforming Women's Property Rights in Afghanistan

This post is co-authored by Becky Allen, a research associate in the Women and Foreign Policy program at the Council on Foreign Relations. On paper, the law is clear: men and women enjoy equal pr…

August 16, 2017

Egypt
Woman in front of bank in Cairo, Egypt Financing Egypt’s "Missing Middle"

This post is co-authored by Becky Allen, a research associate in the Women and Foreign Policy program at the Council on Foreign Relations. The Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) recently launched an init…

May 17, 2017

Gender
Female migrant construction workers in China Why Aren't There More Women in the Labor Force Across the Globe?

Gallup and the International Labor Organization (ILO) recently released a landmark report on global attitudes toward women and work. Based on a study conducted across 142 countries and territories…

April 21, 2017

Development
india-bank_rtsvbdn Women’s Empowerment Starts at the Bank

In a meeting room in Delhi, India, with walls painted green and sun streaming in through beige curtains, more than 30 women sit on wooden benches to hear about the positive power of saving. “The cri…