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July 18, 2024

Gambia
Women This Week: Gambian Parliament Rejects Effort to Allow Female Genital Mutilation

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 July 13 to July 19.

Gambian activist Fatou Baldeh listens to Fatou Ba, as she mediates a discussion about female genital mutilation (FGM) involving women and a handful of men sitting under a mango tree in Sintet, Gambia, June 8, 2024.

July 11, 2024

Elections and Voting
Women This Week: Historic Number of Women Lawmakers Elected in Britain

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 July 6 to July 12.

Lindsay Hoyle reacts on the day of the election of Speaker of the House of Commons, in London, Britain, July 9, 2024.

July 22, 2024

Election 2024
Meet Kamala Harris, Democratic Presidential Candidate

Vice President Kamala Harris is seeking the 2024 Democratic presidential nomination in the wake of Joe Biden's exit from the race.

Kamala HarrisI

July 3, 2024

Inequality
Women This Week: Women Excluded From UN-led Talks on Afghanistan

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 29 to July 3.

Maryam, a boot polisher, sits next to a beauty salon in Kabul, Afghanistan, July 6, 2023.

July 16, 2024

Election 2024
Meet J.D. Vance, Republican Vice-Presidential Candidate

The Ohio senator is Donald Trump’s choice as his running mate for the 2024 presidential election.

JD Vance at the Republican National Convention

July 19, 2024

Election 2024
Election 2024: Will Joe Biden Exit the Presidential Race?

Each Friday, I look at what the presidential contenders are saying about foreign policy. This Week: Joe Biden faces renewed pressure from Democratic lawmakers and donors to let someone else run again…

Biden Boarding Air Force One

June 28, 2024

Elections and Voting
Women This Week: Women Positioned to Lead the European Union in Top Jobs

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 22 to June 28.

European Commission President Ursula Von der Leyen, Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas, and former Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa during a meeting at Brussels Airport, a day after the EU summit in Brussels, Belgium, 28 June 2024.

June 21, 2024

Elections and Voting
Women This Week: Female Candidates Targeted Online in the United Kingdom

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 15 to June 21.

Details of a ballot paper for Mayor of London and a local elections information letter are shown in this photo illustration taken on April 26, 2024.

July 12, 2024

Election 2024
Election 2024: The Republican National Convention Begins on Monday

Each Friday, I look at what the presidential contenders are saying about foreign policy. This Week: Republicans are gathering in Milwaukee next week optimistic about their chances in November.  

Republican National Convention in Milwaukee

June 14, 2024

Maternal and Child Health
Women This Week: Milei Administration Dissolves Argentina’s Ministry of Women

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 8 to June 14.

Women take part in a protest against violence towards women on the 9th anniversary of the "Ni Una Menos" movement, outside the National Congress, in Buenos Aires, Argentina June 3, 2024.