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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.

December 4, 2017

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

This post is co-authored by Maiya Moncino, research associate for international economics, at the Council on Foreign Relations.  The Arab Spring fostered hope for democratic reforms across the Mid…

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…

October 10, 2017

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

As the ninety day window on his previous executive order restricting immigration from predominantly Muslim countries came to a close, President Trump issued a new set of restrictions on September 25t…

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 United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) opened for debate today, the world is once again reminded that leadership around the globe is overwhelmingly male. As of March 8 (International Women’s D…

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…

December 8, 2017

Global
same sex marriage Same-Sex Marriage: Global Comparisons

A growing number of countries are legalizing same-sex marriage amid a steady advance in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender rights, but opposition remains strong in many countries.

February 10, 2012

Sub-Saharan Africa
Africa-UgandaGayActivists-20120210 Gay Rights in Africa

Unfortunately, much of sub-Saharan Africa is homophobic. Recent legislation, some proposed, some passed, condemns gay marriage and sometimes outlaws gay sexual activity. Nigeria, Uganda, and Liberia …

December 7, 2011

Sub-Saharan Africa
Gay Rights in Africa Gay Rights in Africa

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks about the rights of lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender people from around the world in her "Free and Equal in Dignity and Rights" speech on Interna…

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…