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June 18, 2019

Syria
Women in Syria, With Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, adjunct senior fellow in CFR’s Women and Foreign Policy program, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss her experience on the ground in northeast Syria. Lemmon has authored …

Podcast Women stand together at al-Hol camp in Syria.

July 16, 2018

Syria
Sixteen and Married: Why Identity Matters for Syrian Girls

Ensuring that displaced women and girls have official identification is a critical step toward reducing rates of child marriage among Syrian refugees.

Syrian refugee Omayma al Hushan (R), 14, who launched an initiative against child marriage among Syrian refugees, plays with her friend outside their residence in Al Zaatari refugee camp.

September 5, 2017

Afghanistan
Reforming Women's Property Rights in Afghanistan

This post is co-authored by Becky Allen, a research associate in the Women and Foreign Policy program at the Council on Foreign Relations. On paper, the law is clear: men and women enjoy equal pr…

Afghanistan women's land rights

August 16, 2017

Egypt
Financing Egypt’s "Missing Middle"

This post is co-authored by Becky Allen, a research associate in the Women and Foreign Policy program at the Council on Foreign Relations. The Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) recently launched an init…

Woman in front of bank in Cairo, Egypt

February 27, 2017

Middle East and North Africa
Improving Women’s Economic Participation in MENA Nations

This post is co-authored by Alyssa Dougherty, research associate for women and foreign policy, at the Council on Foreign Relations. The female labor force participation rate in the Middle East and…

A female employee is seen as she works at a petrol station in Cairo

February 21, 2017

Economics
Japanese Companies Step Up to Support Working Mothers

This post is co-authored by Becky Allen, a research associate in the Women and Foreign Policy program at the Council on Foreign Relations. In a marked shift from Japan’s past, some companies are n…

To match feature WOMEN-JAPAN

January 19, 2017

Economics
From Aspiration to Action: Achieving Gender Equality in the Economy

This post is co-authored by Becky Allen, a research associate in the Women and Foreign Policy program at the Council on Foreign Relations. This week, world leaders are convening at the 2017 World …

Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer and Member of the Board, attends the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos

December 1, 2016

Economics
New Tools Increase Women’s Financial Inclusion in Nigeria

This post is co-authored by Becky Allen, a research associate in the Women and Foreign Policy program at the Council on Foreign Relations. Nigeria has been identified as one of eleven emerging eco…

Women arrange produce for sale at a roadside market in Ojodu district in Lagos

October 24, 2016

Economics
Unpaid Care Work: The Overlooked Barrier to Female Labor Force Participation

This post is co-authored by Becky Allen, a research associate in the Women and Foreign Policy program at the Council on Foreign Relations. First Deputy Managing Director of the IMF David Lipton se…

People collect water from shallow wells dug along the Shabelle River bed, which is dry due to drought in Somalia's Shabelle region

June 3, 2020

China
China Standards 2035 and the Plan for World Domination—Don’t Believe China’s Hype

Although U.S. officials have grown increasingly concerned about China's participation in technical standards bodies and its forthcoming plan, China Standards 2035, it is important to distinguish post…

Chinese President Xi Jinping.