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August 6, 2018

Women and Women's Rights
Women This Week: Fighting FGM

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 July 23 to August 4, was compiled with su…

Fatima, 12, attends Arabic classes at Imran Binu Hussein Primary School in the Hodan district, Mogadishu.

August 28, 2018

Sexual Violence
Corruption and Gender Inequality in the Age of #MeToo

Panelists at CFR roundtable Corruption, Gender Inequality, and the #MeToo Movement addressed the need to mainstream gender into anti-corruption efforts and discussed the impact of gendered forms of c…

Indigenous women protest in front of the National Palace in Guatemala City, Guatemala. The signs read, "Tolerance 0 Corruption. Tolerance 0 privileges. Tolerance 0 Impunity"

August 22, 2018

Maternal and Child Health
Pregnant in a War Zone: Why Respectful Maternity Care Matters in Humanitarian Settings

Last month, White Ribbon Alliance and the American Refugee Committee convened a first-of-its-kind consultation to forge a new path for prioritizing respectful maternity care in humanitarian settings…

Madame Marcus holds her five-minute-old baby boy after giving birth to her second child at a makeshift hospital run by B-FAST (Belgian First Aid and Support Team).

July 23, 2018

Women and Women's Rights
Women This Week: Empowering Entrepreneurs

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 July 14 to July 20, was compiled with sup…

Fofanan Man, a 59-year-old businesswoman, poses for a photograph in front of textiles in her shop in Bouake, Ivory Coast.

July 13, 2018

Women and Women's Rights
Women This Week: Ballot Breakthroughs in Mexico and Tunisia

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 July 5 to July 13, was compiled with supp…

Claudia Sheinbaum (L), candidate for Mexico City Mayor, and Mexican presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador gesture during a closing campaign rally.

August 8, 2018

Saudi Arabia
Unpacking the Canadian/Saudi Spat

Last week, the Saudi government arrested two prominent women’s activists, the latest move in a series of incarcerations targeting women’s and civil society leaders in the Gulf kingdom. 

Saudi women celebrate the lifting of the driving ban on women in east Saudi Arabia.

August 2, 2018

Zimbabwe
Women Candidates Face Harassment and Threats of Violence in Zimbabwe

A new International Foundation for Electoral Studies (IFES) report finds women who run for office in Zimbabwe face a variety of persistent challenges, and calls into question the 10-year time limit o…

Women walk past Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) posters in Harare, Zimbabwe, July 26, 2018.

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.

June 25, 2018

Women and Women's Rights
Women This Week: Women Ministers in MENA

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 16 to June 23, was compiled with sup…

Egypt's Minister of Social Solidarity Ghada Wali talks during an interview with Reuters at her office in Cairo.

July 23, 2018

Women and Economic Growth
United States should capitalize — literally — on the #MeToo moment

The U.S. House of Representatives just passed legislation to promote economic growth by eliminating barriers to women’s economic opportunities globally. This is not just a question of fairness, but o…

Palestinian women trained in horticulture and business management as part of a business initiative aimed at helping them into the local workforce, work at their greenhouse business.