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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…

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…

February 27, 2017

Middle East and North Africa
A female employee is seen as she works at a petrol station in Cairo Improving Women’s Economic Participation in MENA Nations

This post is co-authored by Alyssa Dougherty, research associate for women and foreign policy, at the Council on Foreign Relations. The female labor force participation rate in the Middle East and…

February 21, 2017

Economics
To match feature WOMEN-JAPAN Japanese Companies Step Up to Support Working Mothers

This post is co-authored by Becky Allen, a research associate in the Women and Foreign Policy program at the Council on Foreign Relations. In a marked shift from Japan’s past, some companies are n…

January 19, 2017

Economics
Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer and Member of the Board, attends the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos From Aspiration to Action: Achieving Gender Equality in the Economy

This post is co-authored by Becky Allen, a research associate in the Women and Foreign Policy program at the Council on Foreign Relations. This week, world leaders are convening at the 2017 World …

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…

December 1, 2016

Economics
Women arrange produce for sale at a roadside market in Ojodu district in Lagos New Tools Increase Women’s Financial Inclusion in Nigeria

This post is co-authored by Becky Allen, a research associate in the Women and Foreign Policy program at the Council on Foreign Relations. Nigeria has been identified as one of eleven emerging eco…

February 9, 2018

China
Military troops march during a welcoming ceremony for U.S. President Donald Trump in Beijing, China. China Is Gaining on the United States. What Are We Doing About It?

Oriana Skylar Mastro is an assistant professor of security studies at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. Ely Ratner is the Maurice R. Greenberg senior fellow for …

October 16, 2014

Development
Orphans wait to be given snacks at the Mphandula Childcare Center at Namitete, outside Lilongwe, Malawi, April 2008 (Courtesy Reuters/Siphiwe Sibeko). Truly Sustainable Development Calls for Systemic Responses

Emerging Voices features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is by Alicia Ely Yamin, lecturer on …