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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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President Donald J. Trump listens to Nadia Murad as he hosts a group of victims of religious persecution in the Oval Office of the White House. Washington, DC, United States. July 17, 2019. Leah Millis/REUTERS

Dear Mr President: Time to Take Women’s Rights More Seriously as a National Security Issue

In light of the fact that President Donald J. Trump seemed not to have any background on Nadia Murad, a 2018 Nobel Prize winner, I'm reposting two pieces below to help educate the president. Read More

August 1, 2019

Women and Women's Rights
Women This Week: India Criminalizes Instant Divorce

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 July 22 to August 1, was compiled by Alexandra Bro, Mallory Matheson, and Rebecca Turkington.

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July 30, 2019

Women and Women's Rights
The 2019 World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

Human trafficking is more than a gross violation of human rights—it is also a security challenge. On World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, Jamille Bigio explores the security implications of human trafficking.

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July 29, 2019

Women and Women's Rights
A Feminist Approach to Humanitarian Support

Voices from the Field features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This post is authored by Kristin Kim Bart, Senior Director for Gender Equality, International Rescue Committee.

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