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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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#BringBackOurGirls campaigners raise candles during a candle light gathering marking the 500th day since the abduction of girls in Chibok, Nigeria. August 27, 2015. Afolabi Sotunde/Reuters

Human Trafficking Isn’t Just Morally Repugnant. It’s Also a Security Threat.

Last month, Nigeria’s anti-trafficking agency made a startling announcement: It had collected evidence that some 20,000 Nigerian women and girls are being held in brothels in Mali. Read More

January 23, 2019

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Gender, Masculinities, and Counterterrorism

A growing body of research has made the case that counter-terrorism and CVE would benefit from a more nuanced gender lens. What remains under-studied—and generally absent from policy discussions—is whether the growing attentiveness to gender might also include a greater focus on masculinities.

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January 22, 2019

Women and Women's Rights
Women This Week: Women March Worldwide

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 January 12 to January 19, was compiled with support from Rebecca Turkington and Rebecca Hughes.

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January 16, 2019

Women and Women's Rights
Women Could Boost the Global Economy, But Outdated Laws Are Holding Them Back

In the midst of the longest U.S. government shutdown in history, members of Congress have found a rare area of bipartisan cooperation: women's economic empowerment.

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