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July 2, 2024

Trade
The Unbearable Lightness of U.S. Trade Policy

U.S. policymakers are ignoring some of the negative trade-offs of current trade policy to the detriment of American global leadership.

A photovoltaic cell is shown at Elin Energys solar panel manufacturing facility.

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 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.

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.

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.

June 7, 2024

Elections and Voting
Women This Week: Mexico to Elect First Woman President

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 1 to June 7.

A woman walks past newspapers displaying the victory of the presidential candidate of the ruling Morena party Claudia Sehinbaum, a day after the general election, in Mexico City, Mexico June 3, 2024.

May 31, 2024

Social Issues
Women This Week: Melinda Gates to Spend $1 Billion to Advance Women’s Issues

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 May 25 to May 31. 

Women's March activists gather outside the White House in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to overturn the landmark Roe v Wade abortion decision in Washington, D.C., U.S., July 9, 2022.

May 24, 2024

Child Marriage
Women This Week: Activists End Effort to Carry out Mass Wedding Involving Child Brides in Nigeria

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 May 18 to May 24.  

A group of girls stand near the Shehu of Borno's palace on the eve of the Eid- Al Fitr festival in Maiduguri, Nigeria