November 13, 2018United States
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 November 3 to November 10, was compiled w…
October 25, 2018Ethiopia
In a cabinet reshuffle last week, Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed appointed ten female ministers, comprising half of the all cabinet posts. Days later, Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame announced that Rwanda’s new cabinet would also be gender-balanced. The Ethiopian parliament elected its first female president, Sahle-Work Zewde.
October 24, 2018South Africa
Corruption has become a burning political issue in South Africa, particularly in the final years of Jacob Zuma’s abridged term in office. The faces of South Africa's Zuma-linked corruption were the three Gupta brothers: Ajay, Atul, and Rajesh.
October 11, 2018Afghanistan
On International Day of the Girl, we celebrate Roya Mahboob, Afghanistan's first female tech CEO. Roya works to open doors for the next generation of women leaders in STEM through mentoring, coaching…