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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.

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.