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September 30, 2016

Economics
A Conversation with Martha Chen

Martha Chen addressed the overrepresentation of women in the informal economy and the challenges they face – including low earnings and lack of social protections, which reinforce the cycle of povert…

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September 12, 2019

Women and Economic Growth
Fighting HIV in Young Women Through Economic Empowerment

Voices from the Field features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This post is authored by Lanice C. Williams…

Women weave polythene baskets at a community-based organisation in the Kibera slum of Nairobi that empowers women living with HIV/AIDS.

June 29, 2018

Women and Women's Rights
Women This Week: Saudi Women at the Wheel

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, covering June 24 to June 29, was compiled with sup…

A Saudi woman celebrates as she drives her car in her neighborhood, in Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia, June 24, 2018.

December 1, 2005

Kazakhstan
Olcott: Nazarbayev Certain to Win Re-Election as Kazakhstan’s Only President

Martha Brill Olcott, an expert on the former Soviet republics of Central Asia, which includes Kazakhstan, says that Nursultan Nazarbayev, who has been that country’s only president since gaining inde…

November 7, 2005

Elections and Voting
Olcott: Azerbaijani Elections ‘Disappointing,’ Pressure Mounts on Aliyev

Martha Brill Olcott, an expert on the Caspian region that includes Azerbaijan, says the results of the just-concluded parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan were "disappointing," although they were pr…

September 5, 2018

Women and Women's Rights
Family Law Reform and Women’s Rights

Around the world, family law and criminal codes are rife with provisions that undermine women’s rights, safety, and economic opportunity. Rangita de Silva de Alwis, an advisor to the European Union o…

Podcast Krishna, 13, at her house in a village near Baran, in the northwestern state of Rajasthan, July 17, 2012. Krishna married her husband when she was 11 and he was 13. The legal age for marriage in India is 18, but marriages like these are common.

September 14, 2015

Asia
The Japan-South Korea Identity Clash

Teaching Notes for The Japan-South Korea Identity Clash by CFR Senior Fellow Scott A. Snyder.

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February 27, 2018

United States
The Foreign Policy Legacy of the Founding Fathers

Speakers discuss the founding of the United States, the priorities and goals debated during the framing of the U.S. Constitution, and what eighteenth century politics can teach us about modern U.S. f…

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