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September 29, 2022

Inequality
Gender Equality and Amplifying Women's Voices

Ann Norris, senior fellow for women and foreign policy at CFR, along with Meredith Martino, executive director of Women in Government, discuss women’s rights efforts and amplifying female voices in g…

Play Image of Crowd at Global Citizen Festival

October 11, 2022

West Africa
Religion and Foreign Policy Webinar: The Politics of Religion and Gender in West Africa

Chiedo Nwankwor, vice dean of education and academic affairs, and director of SAIS Women Lead at Johns Hopkins University, and Ebenezer Obadare, the Douglas Dillon senior fellow for Africa studies at…

Play The Politics of Religion and Gender in West Africa

October 6, 2022

West Africa
CFR Fellows' Book Launch Series: Pastoral Power, Clerical State: Pentecostalism, Gender, and Sexuality in Nigeria by Ebenezer Obadare

In Pastoral Power, Clerical State: Pentecostalism, Gender, and Sexuality in Nigeria, Ebenezer Obadare examines the overriding impact of Nigerian Pentecostal pastors on their churches, and how they ha…

Play Evangelical And Pentecostal Christianity Spreads Through Nigeria

September 16, 2022

Women and Women's Rights
Women This Week: Call to Declare Taliban a “Gender Apartheid” Regime

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 September 10 to September 16.

An Afghan girl reads a book inside her home in Kabul, Afghanistan

November 18, 2022

Middle East and North Africa
What Is the Kafala System?

The kafala system regulates the lives of tens of millions of migrant laborers in the Middle East, but growing outrage over human rights abuses, racism, and gender discrimination has fueled calls for …

Workers are seen in the Lusail National Stadium, which is under construction for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Doha, Qatar.

July 6, 2022

Women and Women's Rights
Gender and Power in an Age of Disinformation: A Conversation With Mary Anne Franks

For women in the public eye, cultivating an online presence is often necessary and far too often dangerous. What can be done to make online spaces safer for women?

People stand in front of the entrance sign to Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, California on October 27, 2021.

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.

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
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.

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