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Women Around the World

CFR experts analyze women’s advancement globally.

Women’s Empowerment Starts at the Bank

by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon Friday, April 21, 2017
India money banks women demonitization People wait for a bank to open to withdraw and deposit their money, after the scrapping of 500 and 1,000 Indian rupees currency notes, in Ahmedabad, India, December 5, 2016. REUTERS/Amit Dave

In a meeting room in Delhi, India, with walls painted green and sun streaming in through beige curtains, more than 30 women sit on wooden benches to hear about the positive power of saving.

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Women Around the World: This Week

by Rachel Vogelstein Friday, April 14, 2017
Girl germany child marriage refugee A girl holds a toy at a refugee shelter run by German charity organisation Arbeiter Samariter Bund ASB in Berlin, Germany, December 12, 2015. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

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 from April 8 to April 14, was compiled with support from Becky Allen, Alyssa Dougherty, and Loren Grier.

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How Liberia’s New Generation Of Female Entrepreneurs Is Revitalizing The Economy

by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon Friday, April 14, 2017
A woman sells toys at a market in the Liberian capital Monrovia May 4, 2010. LIBERIA-INVESTMENT/ REUTERS/Tim Cocks (LIBERIA - Tags: BUSINESS) - RTR2DGFT

As a child, Odelia Acolyte fled her home of Liberia to neighboring Nigeria to escape the bloodshed of civil war. But she returned home frequently to visit family and always felt that what would help people in her country most would be to give them a job. “When I would go home, I would always find people sitting around,” says Acolyte, “I wanted to be part of change in society.”

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Big Data Is Filling Gender Data Gaps—And Pushing Us Closer to Gender Equality

by Guest Blogger for the Women and Foreign Policy Program Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Maasai girls watch a video on a mobile phone in Imbirikani, Kenya, April 21, 2016. In Kenya, as in many countries around the world, national statistical systems have been ill-equipped and under-funded to collect data on ethnic minorities, rural communities, and indigenous populations. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola

Voices from the Field features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is authored by Emily Courey Pryor, executive director of Data2X.

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Women Around the World: This Week

by Rachel Vogelstein Friday, April 7, 2017
Boko haram girls schoolgirls chibok bring back Several of the 21 Chibok school girls released by Boko Haram, including one carrying her baby, meet President Muhammadu Buhari In Abuja, Nigeria October 19, 2016. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

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 from April 1 to April 8, was compiled with support from Anne Connell, and Alyssa Dougherty.

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Women Around the World: This Week

by Rachel Vogelstein Monday, April 3, 2017
hong kong lam People take selfies with Carrie Lam, chief executive-elect, a day after she was elected in Hong Kong, China March 27, 2017.REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

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 from March 26 to April 3, was compiled with support from Becky Allen, Alyssa Dougherty, and Loren Grier.

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Women Around the World: This Week

by Rachel Vogelstein Friday, March 24, 2017
Virginia Raggi Rome mayor scandal Rome's mayor Virginia Raggi, of the 5-Star Movement, speaks with journalists as she arrives at the Rome's city hall, Campidoglio (Capitoline Hill), downtown Rome, Italy. REUTERS/Remo Casilli

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 from March 18 to March 25, was compiled with support from Becky Allen, Anne Connell, and Alyssa Dougherty.

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Opening Doors for Refugee Women

by Guest Blogger for the Women and Foreign Policy Program Thursday, March 23, 2017
Somalia displaced woman refugees ban A displaced Somali woman carries a child and her belongings as she arrives at a temporary dwelling after fleeing famine in the Marka Lower Shebbele regions to the capital Mogadishu, September 20, 2014. REUTERS/Feisal Omar

Voices from the Field features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is authored by Emily Arnold-Fernandez, the executive director of Asylum Access.

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Water Access is a Gender Equality Issue

by Anne Connell Wednesday, March 22, 2017
A woman fetches water from a well at Pargoan village, August 8, 2012. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

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 water crisis. Ensuring universal access to safe water by 2030 is identified as a critical component of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development’s mandate to eradicate extreme poverty.

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Women Around the World: This Week

by Rachel Vogelstein Friday, March 17, 2017
India-woman-maternal-health-care-baby A woman who just gave birth rests with her newborn baby in the post-delivery ward at a community health center in the remote village of Chharchh, in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash

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 from March 10 to March 17, was compiled with support from Becky Allen and  Anne Connell.

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