Women Around the World

Women Around the World

Women Around the World examines the relationship between the advancement of women and U.S. foreign policy interests, including prosperity and stability.

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Hong Kong democracy activist Denise Ho live-streaming protest clashes with police on Facebook. Denise Ho

Five Questions with Denise Ho: From the Front Lines of the Hong Kong Protests

Denise Ho is a Hong Kong-based artist and pro-democracy and LGBTQ rights activist. This week, Ho is on the front lines of the Hong Kong protests against the proposed extradition bill. The legislation has alarmed human rights and democracy activists, who could be prosecuted in mainland China for political or other alleged offenses. Read More

June 7, 2019

South Africa
Women This Week: Gender-Balanced Government

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 6, was compiled by Mallory Matheson and Rebecca Turkington.

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June 6, 2019

Women and Women's Rights
Five Questions on Women-Led Sustainable Development: Meagan Fallone

The Five Questions Series is a forum for scholars, government officials, civil society leaders, and foreign policy practitioners to provide timely analysis of new developments related to the advancement of women and girls worldwide. In this interview Megan Fallone, the director of Barefoot College International, highlights how the Solar Mamas' initiative has empowered women and poor communities around the world.

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June 3, 2019

Champions for Change: The Power of Women Peacemakers and Peacebuilders in Ukraine

Champions for Change is a series highlighting male allies working to advance equality across the globe. In this post, parting Chief Monitor of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission, Ambassador Apakan, reflects on his experiences in integrating a focus on gender equality issues in matters of peace and security; from his years in the UN Security Council to experiences on the ground in Ukraine.

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