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May 17, 2017

U.S. Foreign Policy
Anne-Marie Slaughter at fifth annual Washington Ideas Forum A Conversation with Anne-Marie Slaughter

I recently hosted a CFR roundtable with Anne-Marie Slaughter, president and chief executive officer of New America to discuss, among other topics, her new book The Chessboard and the Web: Strategies …

Mar 22, 2017

Energy and Environment
Woman-well-India_RTR376AR Water Access is a Gender Equality Issue

Wednesday, March 22, is World Water Day, an internationally-celebrated day dedicated to collaboration between the United Nations, governments, and non-governmental organizations to tackle the world’s…

Jul 17, 2017

Gender
girls Women Around the World: This Week

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 8 to July 17, was compiled with supp…

Mar 8, 2017

Development
Paraguay-girl-march_RTS11YOR International Women’s Day

Wednesday, March 8 marks International Women’s Day, an internationally-celebrated day dedicated to recognizing the social, political, economic, and cultural contributions women around the world have …

Jul 6, 2017

Human Rights
A 16-year-old girl sits inside a protection home on the outskirts of New Delhi November 9, 2012. She was working as a maid was rescued by Bachpan Bachao Andolan (Save the Childhood Movement), a charity which rescues victims of bonded labour. There are no reliable figures for how many people are trafficked for domestic servitude, but the Indian government says over 120,000 trafficked children are rescued from domestic work each year. Women Around the World: This Week

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 27 to July 6, was compiled with supp…

Jun 16, 2017

Gender
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May Women Around the World: This Week

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 10 to June 17, was compiled with sup…

Jun 22, 2017

Cuba
Gabriela Monteiro, 16, (R) and Gisele Rodriguez, 15, use the internet at a hotspot in Havana, Cuba. What Expanding Internet Access in Cuba Could Mean for Women

Broadening access to the internet and other information and communication technology, such as mobile phones and social media, could be an important tool for women’s rights (and other human rights) in…

Jun 20, 2017

South China Sea
China Coast Guard vessels patrol past a Chinese fishing vessel at the disputed Scarborough Shoal, April 5, 2017. Two Cardinal Sins of U.S. South China Sea Policy

In previewing this week’s inaugural U.S.-China Diplomatic and Security Dialogue, acting Assistant Secretary of State Susan Thornton took a question from Anne Gearan of The Washington Post about the T…

Jun 9, 2017

Gender
Female fighters of the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) carry their weapons as they walk in the western countryside of Ras al-Ain January 25, 2015. REUTERS/Rodi Women Around the World: This Week

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 3 to June 10, was compiled with supp…

Jun 2, 2017

Gender
Women in the U.S. Army Women Around the World: This Week

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 May 30 to June 3, was compiled with suppo…