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May 9, 2018

Women and Economic Growth
CFR Adjunct Senior Fellow Catherine Powell with World Bank General Counsel Sandie Okoro. Gender-Based Violence and the Economy: A Conversation with World Bank Group General Counsel Sandie Okoro

Since becoming the World Bank Group General Counsel, Sandie Okoro has supported the World Bank’s initiative to address gender-based violence as part and parcel of economic development.

March 27, 2018

Women and Women's Rights
A Syrian woman displaced from Raqa walks carrying a child at the al-Karamah camp #MeToo Hits the Humanitarian Aid Sector: Time to Close the Accountability Gap

Recent allegations of sexual abuse in Syria illuminate the difficulty of holding aid workers accountable for sexual crimes in war zones. As the humanitarian aid sector faces its own #metoo moment, th…

December 14, 2017

Women and Women's Rights
MeToo #MeToo Goes Global and Crosses Multiple Boundaries

The #MeToo campaign has spread across the globe, with women in eighty-five countries and counting using the hashtag to call attention to pervasive sexual harassment and workplace discrimination.

November 13, 2017

Women and Economic Growth
A Conversation with Valerie Jarrett A Conversation with Valerie Jarrett

I recently hosted a CFR roundtable meeting with Valerie Jarrett, senior advisor to the Obama Foundation, a board member of Lyft and Ariel Financial, and a senior advisor to the media company Attn. As…

December 4, 2017

Tunisia
International Women's Day in Tunisia Women’s Rights Reforms in Tunisia Offer Hope

Women in Tunisia have far more rights than their regional counterparts, but they still are far from true equality. Unequal inheritance laws provide a window into what's really going on in Tunisia.

October 10, 2017

Women and Women's Rights
International passengers enter the United States New Travel & Refugee Restrictions, Same Bad Impact for Women

President Trump issued new restrictions on travel for refugees and immigrants. The result is much the same as previous restrictions, known colloquially as the "Muslim ban:" for women, the restriction…

March 8, 2018

Women and Women's Rights
International Women's Day International Women's Day

Today, March 8, marks International Women’s Day, an internationally-celebrated day dedicated to recognizing the social, political, economic, and cultural contributions women have made globally and hi…

September 19, 2017

Myanmar
A placard with the picture of Aung San Suu Kyi, accusing her of crimes against humanity, is seen at a rally near the Myanmar embassy during a protest against the treatment of the Rohingya Muslims minority by the Myanmar government, in Jakarta, Indonesia September 8, 2017. Aung San Suu Kyi: Notably Absent from the Opening of the UN General Assembly

As the Myanmar military attacks the Rohingya minority, the country's female leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, has done little to stop the violence. The harsh lesson from it all: women leaders do not always p…

July 27, 2017

Gender
A woman and a child look at miniature sailboats on Mother's Day in Central Park, New York City, U.S., May 14, 2017. REUTERS/Joe Penney The Social and Economic Costs of Unpaid Caregiving

As is true for most women around the world, American women disproportionately shoulder the burden of unpaid care work.The fact that women disproportionately shoulder the burden of unpaid care work is…

June 22, 2017

Cuba
Gabriela Monteiro, 16, (R) and Gisele Rodriguez, 15, use the internet at a hotspot in Havana, Cuba. What Expanding Internet Access in Cuba Could Mean for Women

Broadening access to the internet and other information and communication technology, such as mobile phones and social media, could be an important tool for women’s rights (and other human rights) in…