Human Rights

Women and Women's Rights

Women and Women's Rights
  • Defense and Security
    Demographics of the U.S. Military
    Deployed around the world, the armed forces are a pillar of U.S. power and influence abroad. But many civilians are unfamiliar with their composition. How much does the military resemble U.S. society?
  • Human Trafficking
    Modern Slavery Research Methods: Enabling Data-Driven Decisions
    This post is part of the Council on Foreign Relations’ blog series on human trafficking, in which CFR fellows and other leading experts assess new approaches to improve U.S. and global efforts to curb trafficking and modern slavery. This post was authored by Laura Gauer Bermudez, director of evidence and learning, April Stewart, senior evidence and learning associate, and Shannon Stewart, senior data scientist, and at the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery (GFEMS).
  • United States
    Virtual Roundtable: International Trade and Women’s Rights
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    As research definitively establishes a link between gender equality and global prosperity, more countries have sought to remove the economic barriers women face and foster their participation. In the United States, Congress is taking steps to ensure that U.S. trade policies enable opportunities for and do not discriminate against women: Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) recently introduced legislation to strengthen standards for women’s and workers’ rights for countries receiving U.S. trade preferences. Senator Bob Casey, Senator Catherine Cortez Masto, and Heather Hurlburt discuss why and how U.S. trade policy should protect and promote women’s rights and opportunities.

Experts in this Topic

Caroline Bettinger-Lopez
Caroline Bettinger-Lopez

Adjunct Senior Fellow for Women and Foreign Policy

Jamille Bigio
Jamille Bigio

Senior Fellow for Women and Foreign Policy

Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

Adjunct Senior Fellow for Women and Foreign Policy

Catherine Powell
Catherine Powell

Adjunct Senior Fellow for Women and Foreign Policy

Meighan Stone
Meighan Stone

Senior Fellow for Women and Foreign Policy

Rachel B. Vogelstein
Rachel Vogelstein

Douglas Dillon Senior Fellow and Director of the Women and Foreign Policy Program