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May 12, 2024

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
UN Halves Its Estimate of Women and Children Killed in Gaza

Between May 6 and May 8, the UN cut in half its estimates of the number of women and children killed in Gaza. The estimates were based on Hamas numbers and are a reminder that all fatality estimates …

April 12, 2024

Health
Women This Week: Heightened Levels of Malnutrition for Women and Children

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 covers April 6 to April 12.

A girl carries her belongings in a container on her head in Bamiyan, Afghanistan, March 2, 2023.

April 19, 2024

Maternal and Child Health
Women This Week: Shortages of Essential Goods for Women and Children in Gaza

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 covers April 13 to April 19.

Palestinian women and children react at the site of an Israeli strike on a house, amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas, in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, April 17, 2024.

March 1, 2024

Maternal and Child Health
Women This Week: Food Scarcity Having Severe Impact on Children and Pregnant Women in Gaza

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 covers February 24 to March 1.

Palestinian women and children wait to collect drinking water amid shortages, at a tent camp sheltering people who fled their houses due to Israeli strikes, in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip January 28, 2024.

April 28, 2023

Women and Economic Growth
Women This Week: Children in South Asia Represent Plurality of Global Child Brides, UNICEF Reports

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 covers April 22 to April 28.   

A bride looks on during a Muslim mass marriage ceremony amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Mumbai, India February 14, 2021.

July 16, 2024

Election 2024
Meet J.D. Vance, Republican Vice-Presidential Candidate

The Ohio senator is Donald Trump’s choice as his running mate for the 2024 presidential election.

JD Vance at the Republican National Convention

July 9, 2024

Japan
Tokyo Voters Make Their Choice

As the world watched critical national elections in the UK and France last week, Tokyoites prepared to vote for their governor.

Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike set to win re-election in Tokyo governor election

July 9, 2024

Denmark
A Conversation With Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen of Denmark

Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen of Denmark discusses transatlantic cooperation, Russia's war in Ukraine, and her priorities for the NATO Summit in Washington.  

Play Denmark's Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen speaks on stage during a news conference.