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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

May 20, 2024

Maternal and Child Health
Women This Week: First Study Post Overturn of Roe v. Wade on Permanent Contraception

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 11 to May 17.  

Surgical Tech Melissa Ellis prepares an OR room in the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi October 4, 2013.

May 10, 2024

Maternal and Child Health
Women This Week: Women and Girls Facing Severe Challenges as Israel Plans Rafah Invasion

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 4 to May 10.  

Women inspect as a house damaged in an Israeli strike lies in ruin, amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas, in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, May 3, 2024.

May 3, 2024

Sexual Violence
Women This Week: Reparations for Survivors of Sexual Violence in Ukraine

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 27 to May 3.

Two women react in front of a pile of rubble that is left of the cafe that hosted the wake and was hit by a Russian missile, following a Russian military strike, amid Russia's attack on Ukraine, in the village of Hroza, Kharkiv region, Ukraine October 6,

April 26, 2024

European Union
Women This Week: European Parliament Combating Violence Against 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 April 20 to April 26.

A woman holds a placard as people gather to demonstrate during the Reclaim the Night march to stop gender based violence, in Manchester, Britain, November 29, 2023.

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.