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October 15, 2018

Women and Economic Growth
Growing Economies Through Gender Parity

Closing the gender gap in the workforce could add a staggering $28 trillion to the global GDP.

 Growing Economies Through Gender Parity

December 6, 2018

Women and Women's Rights
Women This Week: Gender Progress in Georgia

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 November 29 to December 5, was compiled w…

Georgia's president-elect Salome Zurabishvili during an interview in Tbilisi, Georgia. December 1, 2018.

November 20, 2018

Technology and Innovation
Gender Bias Inside the Digital Revolution: Digital Human Rights

During a recent CFR roundtable, Professor Safiya Noble spoke about digital human rights – an issue on which she is advising the United Nations. Dr. Noble explores the biases against women and people …

Young girl checks out an iPhone in November 2018.

September 21, 2018

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Treatment of Terrorists: How Does Gender Affect Justice?

From arrest to sentencing to post-conflict reintegration and disarmament programming, evidence suggests that governments tend to be less responsive to women in terrorism compared to their male counte…

A Belgian police officer stands guard outside a courtroom during the trial of one of the suspects in the 2015 Islamic State attacks.

September 4, 2018

Mexico
Mexico's Female Legislators Are No Silver Bullet for Gender Inequality

Despite achieving near equal representation in congress, Mexico's new female lawmakers still need to fight to put women's issues on an already packed legislative agenda.

Mexican deputies swear in, during the inauguration of the new legislature at the Congress in Mexico City, on August 29, 2018.

August 28, 2018

Sexual Violence
Corruption and Gender Inequality in the Age of #MeToo

Panelists at CFR roundtable Corruption, Gender Inequality, and the #MeToo Movement addressed the need to mainstream gender into anti-corruption efforts and discussed the impact of gendered forms of c…

Indigenous women protest in front of the National Palace in Guatemala City, Guatemala. The signs read, "Tolerance 0 Corruption. Tolerance 0 privileges. Tolerance 0 Impunity"

December 23, 2014

Asia
Gender by the Numbers

While demonstrating “measurable outcomes” is de rigueur in development assistance circles, a recent report from the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) reveals that U.S. …

Afghan girls are seen through a tire during their paintball game at Eagle paintball club in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 2014 (Courtesy Reuters/Omar Sobhani).

January 9, 2017

China
India’s Migration Gender Gap

Rachel Brown is a research associate for Asia Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. This is the second part of a series on migration trends in India and China. In 1966, Indira Gandhi assumed …

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April 17, 2018

Women and Women's Rights
Women This Week: Gender Pay Gap Widens

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 April 7 to April 13, was compiled with su…

An employee at the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Ltd counts money at one of the bank's branches in Pudong district, September 24, 2014.

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Gender and Terrorism

Terrorist groups such as the self-proclaimed Islamic State and Boko Haram increasingly target women and girls. As a result, integrating gender into the formulation and implementation of antiterrorism…