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October 26, 2023

Beijing's Message to the National Women's Congress: Gender Equality Is Out, Family and Childbirth Are In

Rhetoric used by Chinese Communist Party officials at this week's National Women's Congress may hint towards a return of traditional gender norms in China.

Attendants carry tea before the opening ceremony of the Twentieth National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party held in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China.

October 13, 2023

Women This Week: Nobel Prize Winner Highlights Gender Pay Gap

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 October 7 to October 13.

Women carry shopping bags while walking in the working-class neighbourhood Villa Fiorito, in Buenos Aires, Argentina October 9, 2023.

December 7, 2023

Technology and Innovation
The AI Assault on Women: What Iran’s Tech Enabled Morality Laws Indicate for Women’s Rights Movements

Iran and other countries in the Middle East are increasingly using artificial intelligence as a tool to crackdown on women's rights. International AI standards need to address the impacts of technolo…

People take part in a protest against the Islamic regime of Iran following the death of Mahsa Amini, in Istanbul, Turkey.

September 11, 2023

Koike Yuriko: Tackling Gender Bias From the Tokyo Metropolitan Government

Governor of Tokyo Koike Yuriko shares her thoughts on gender equality issues in Japan and how local government policy can make a difference.

Koike Yuriko, Governor of Tokyo

May 23, 2023

Women and Foreign Policy Program
Reporting on Gender and Politics

Ann Norris, senior fellow for women and foreign policy at CFR, discusses the societal, economic, and security benefits of advancing gender parity. This webinar is moderated by Carla Anne Robbins, sen…

Play Equal Rights Amendment activists gather in protest outside of Virginia State Capitol building in Richmond.

November 23, 2023

Climate Change
Defunding Climate Action: What’s at Stake in GOP Cuts to International Aid

Under Republican leadership, the House of Representatives is doubling down on their efforts to slash U.S. funding for gender equality initiatives—and climate justice hangs in the balance.  

Women throw earthen pitchers onto the ground in protest against the shortage of drinking water outside the municipal corporation office in Ahmedabad, India, May 16, 2019.

January 24, 2023

Gender Freeze

For Nigerian women, gender equality remains a bridge too far as increased social influence fails to translate into political power.

A woman wearing a "Restructure Women to the Structure" shirt protests alongside other women in Nigeria. She also wears a chain necklace around her neck.