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Australian Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop hands over a gift to girls from the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) during a visit in Davao city, Philippines. REUTERS/Lean Daval Jr

Five Questions on Gender Equality in Foreign Policy: Natasha Stott Despoja

This blog post is part of the Women and Foreign Policy program’s interview series on Gender Equality in Foreign Policy, featuring global and U.S. officials leading initiatives to promote gender equality in the defense, development, and diplomatic sectors. Read More

Women and Women's Rights
Women’s Power Index Tracks Women’s Political Representation
A new interactive tool from the Women and Foreign Policy program ranks countries on their progress toward gender parity in political participation and visualizes the gender gap in political representation. 
Women and Women's Rights
Human Trafficking Helps Terrorists Earn Money and Strategic Advantage
As the United States renews its commitment to protecting freedom and ending slavery—with its annual observation of National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention this month, culminating on National Freedom Day on Feb. 1—it should address the many ways that human trafficking imperils global security.
Women and Women's Rights
Women This Week: 2019 Year in Review
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 highlights the top news stories of 2019 and was compiled by Rebecca Turkington and Alexandra Bro. 
  • Digital Policy
    Invisible Workers on the Global Assembly Line
    In her newly published book, Behind the Screen: Content Moderation in the Shadows of Social Media, Dr. Sarah T. Roberts discusses the world of content moderation, which increasingly plays a major role in keeping social media firms functioning.
  • Women and Women's Rights
    Fleeing Home: Refugees and Human Trafficking
    Global refugee flows are currently at the highest levels in history. While many refugees already face perilous journeys, harsh living conditions in camps, and discrimination in host countries, they are also at risk of a human rights violation too often insufficiently addressed in security and conflict prevention efforts: human trafficking. 
  • Finland
    Women This Week: Finland’s All-Female Coalition 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 December 6 to December 13, was compiled by Yuxin Lei and Rebecca Turkington.
  • Democracy
    Gendered Disinformation, Fake News, and Women in Politics
    Voices from the Field features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development, diplomacy and security challenges. This post is authored by Lucina Di Meco, Global Fellow, The Wilson Center.
  • Democracy
    The Glass Ceiling for Women in Political Leadership: Data Confirm Gaps in Women’s Representation
    Voices from the Field features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development, diplomacy and security challenges. This post is authored by Anne Connell, Senior Data Advisor at Equal Measures 2030, and Alison Holder, Director of Equal Measures 2030.
  • Women and Women's Rights
    Five Questions on Feminist Foreign Policy: Margot Wallström
    This blog post is part of the Women and Foreign Policy program’s interview series on Gender Equality in Foreign Policy, featuring global and U.S. officials leading initiatives to promote gender equality in the defense, development, and diplomatic sectors.
  • Colombia
    Women This Week: First Female Mayor of Bogota
    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 October 25 to November 1, was compiled by Yuxin Lei and Rebecca Turkington.