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December 3, 2018

Women and Women's Rights
Eight Women Who Used Activism to Fight for Human Rights in 2018

This post was authored by Rebecca Hughes, research associate in the women and foreign policy program. 2018 has been a tough year for human rights. From the looming famine in Yemen, to the ongoing …

Pictures of city councilor Marielle Franco are seen, where she was killed in Rio de Janeiro, May 9, 2018. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

December 6, 2018

Women and Women's Rights
Ending Violence Against Women is Possible and Urgent

Voices from the Field features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This piece is authored by Esta Soler, Presi…

A woman protests violence against women, at the close of the National Meeting of Rural Women, in Brasilia February 21, 2013.

July 6, 2017

Human Rights
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…

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.

September 20, 2018

Israel
What Israel’s Campaign to End Prostitution Teaches Us About Women Leaders

Over the course of decades, a determined coalition of Israeli women legislators found common ground to pass new legislation on prostitution.

Dr. Aliza Lavie celebrates exit poll results at the Yesh Atid party's headquarters in Tel Aviv.

March 18, 2016

Wars and Conflict
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 March 11 to March 17, was compiled by Ann…

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March 11, 2016

Asia
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 March 4 to March 11, was compiled by Anne…

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March 4, 2016

Wars and Conflict
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 February 26 to March 3, was compiled by A…

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February 26, 2016

Wars and Conflict
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 February 19 to February 26, was compiled …

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February 19, 2016

Development
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 February 11 to February 18, was compiled …

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February 11, 2016

Human Rights
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 February 5 to February 11, was compiled b…

Myanmar's National League for Democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi arrives to the opening of the new parliament in Naypyitaw