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July 17, 2017

Gender
girls Women Around the World: This Week

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, covering July 8 to July 17, was compiled with supp…

July 10, 2017

Human Rights
Child brides in India Child Marriage, Family Planning, Population, and Development

Voices from the Field features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This piece is authored by Quentin Wodon, le…

July 10, 2017

China
Relatives of detained rights lawyers and activists protest in front of the Supreme People’s Procuratorate in Beijing, July 7, 2017. Why Beijing Fails to Fight Human Trafficking

Despite a verbal commitment to international standards, the Chinese government lacks the political will to take on trafficking and protect broader human rights.

May 25, 2017

World Health Organization (WHO)
WHO Director-General-Elect Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a news conference at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. A Change of Guard at the WHO

With the United States likely to pull back on global health funding, the World Health Organization, under its new director-general, will need to undertake serious structural and administrative change…

May 31, 2018

Women and Women's Rights
Podcast A woman in Iran holds her identification in front of her face after voting March 2, 2012. Why Identity Matters: Legal Barriers to Women's Economic Empowerment

Around the world discriminatory citizenship and identification laws hinder women’s ability to fully participate in and contribute to economies. The majority of the estimated 2.4 billion people who la…

May 22, 2018

Women and Economic Growth
Podcast Women trainees during a Female Dump Truck Driver Programme training session held by the Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company (SECMC), in Tharparkar, Pakistan. September 21, 2017. Legal Barriers to Women’s Economic Participation: Progress and Challenges

Despite the relationship between women’s labor force participation and growth, legal barriers continue to inhibit women’s economic potential around the world. According to the World Bank’s 2018 Women…

May 21, 2018

Health Policy and Initiatives
Director General of the WHO A Conversation About the 71st World Health Assembly and the World Health Organization

Nearly one year has elapsed since the seventieth World Health Assembly elected Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as the new director-general of the World Health Organization. This meeting of CFR's Globa…

April 14, 2017

Health
Will the Director General Election Bring About the Change the World Health Organization is Looking for?

The following is a guest post by my colleague Yanzhong Huang, senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations. For those who have been used to the noise and excitement in U.S. …

April 12, 2017

Development
Kenya-women_RTX2B0R8 Big Data Is Filling Gender Data Gaps—And Pushing Us Closer to Gender Equality

Voices from the Field features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is authored by Emily Courey Pr…

April 20, 2018

Health Policy and Initiatives
Women and their children wait in line to receive a polio vaccine shot at a health centre in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Are There Still Shortcuts on the Road to Health? The Role of Philanthropy, Technology, and Community Health Systems

Nearly forty years ago, Jon Rohde wrote a paper that argued that the “road to health has shortcuts,” advocating a strategy of expanded childhood immunization that helped inspire the UNICEF and World …