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July 1, 2022

Women and Women's Rights
Women This Week: Gender-Based Violence Prompts Outcry in Egypt, Jordan

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 June 25 to July 1. 

Demonstrator participate in a protest against gender-based violence in Amman, Jordan on July 22, 2020

March 10, 2022

Women and Women's Rights
Renewing the Global Architecture for Gender Equality

UN Women has the potential to make serious progress on gender equality and equity—but the U.S. government needs to help make this a reality.

Four women stand together with raised fists during a protest in Brasilia, Brazil, on International Women's Day.

March 10, 2022

Women and Women's Rights
New WFP Discussion Paper: Renewing the Global Architecture for Gender Equality

The Women and Foreign Policy program’s latest discussion paper highlights what went wrong in the global fight for gender equality—and proposes solutions for how to fix it.

Demonstrators dance during a rally ahead of International Women's Day, in Istanbul, Turkey March 6, 2022.

March 8, 2022

Nigeria
Nigeria’s Struggle for Gender Equality Gathers Pace Amid Protests

Today’s announcement by the Nigerian lower legislative chamber partly rescinding last week’s decision to throw out of five key gender-equality bills is a significant victory for women’s rights advocates in the region. It is also evidence that well-coordinated political pressure by civil society organizations can produce real change.

A Nigerian woman holds a placard during a protest for women’s rights.

February 8, 2022

South Korea
The South Korean Election’s Gender Conflict and the Future of Women Voters

In South Korea, gender equality and the feminism movement have become politicized and polarizing issues, especially among the younger generation, leading up to the March 9 presidential election.

#MeToo movement in South Korea

March 19, 2021

Women and Women's Rights
Women This Week: New Executive Orders Promoting Gender Equality

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 March 5 to March 12. 

Vice President Kamala Harris looks on as President Joe Biden signs executive orders addressing racial equality. Kevin Lamarque/REUTERS

November 15, 2021

Women and Women's Rights
Women This Week: UN Takes On Gender Equality and Climate Change

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 November 6 to November 12.

COP26 President Alok Sharma gestures as he receives applause during the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow.

October 22, 2021

Women and Women's Rights
Women This Week: Gender Inequality in South Korean Military

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 9 to October 22.

South Korean soldiers salute their country's flag in celebration of Armed Forces Day.

October 29, 2021

Women and Women's Rights
Women This Week: Biden Administration Releases New Strategy on Gender Equality

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 23 to October 29. 

Jennifer Klein, co-chair of the White House Gender Policy Council, speaks to the media at the White House daily press briefing.

May 31, 2022

Women and Women's Rights
Women in U.S. National Security, With Jamie Jones Miller and Shelly O’Neill Stoneman

Jamie Jones Miller and Shelly O’Neill Stoneman, executive committee co-chairs of The Leadership Council for Women in National Security (LCWINS), sit down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the challeng…

Podcast Linda Thomas-Greenfield, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, introduces U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken before a town hall at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations with members of staff in New York City, U.S., May 19, 2022.