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April 19, 2024

Maternal and Child Health
Women This Week: Shortages of Essential Goods for Women and Children in Gaza

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 April 13 to April 19.

Palestinian women and children react at the site of an Israeli strike on a house, amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas, in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, April 17, 2024.

April 12, 2024

Health
Women This Week: Heightened Levels of Malnutrition for Women and Children

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 April 6 to April 12.

A girl carries her belongings in a container on her head in Bamiyan, Afghanistan, March 2, 2023.

April 8, 2024

Elections and Voting
Women This Week: Women Make Significant Gains in Turkey's Local Elections

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 March 30 to April 5. 

Gulistan Sonuk, pro-Kurdish Peoples' Equality and Democracy Party (DEM Party) Batman mayoral candidate, poses for a selfie with her supporters during a rally to celebrate Nowruz, which marks the arrival of spring, in Batman, Turkey March 20, 2024.

March 29, 2024

Human Rights
Women This Week: Saudi Arabia to Chair the Commission on the Status 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 March 23 to March 29.

A Saudi woman wearing traditional clothes celebrates Saudi Arabia's Founding Day at The Boulevard in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, February 23, 2023.

March 25, 2024

Maternal and Child Health
Women This Week: Gambia Moves to Reverse Ban on 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 March 16 to March 22.

Gambians protest against a bill aimed at decriminalizing female genital mutilation as parliament debates the bill in Banjul, Gambia March, 18, 2024.

March 14, 2024

Women and Women's Rights
Women’s Power Index

Find out where women around the world wield political power—and why it matters.

March 15, 2024

Demonstrations and Protests
Women This Week: Thousands of Women Gather Despite Protest Ban in Turkey

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 March 9 to March 15.

A demonstrator shouts slogans as they gather near Taksim Square to mark International Women's Day, in Istanbul, Turkey March 8, 2024.

March 8, 2024

Sexual Violence
Women This Week: International Women’s Day

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 March 2 to March 8.

Women take part in a demonstration to call for gender equality and demand an end to violence against women to mark International Women's Day in Paris, France, March 8, 2024.

September 19, 2023

United Kingdom
A Conversation With UK Foreign Secretary James Cleverly

Foreign Secretary James Cleverly discusses the United Kingdom’s foreign policy priorities and approach to the seventy-eighth United Nations General Assembly.

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September 20, 2023

United States
In Memoriam: James F. Hoge, Jr.

Longtime former editor of Foreign Affairs James F. Hoge Jr. passed away on September 19 at age 87.