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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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Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks at a G7 and Gender Equality Advisory Council meeting as part of a G7 summit in the Charlevoix. REUTERS/Yves Herman

Canada Called for a Feminist G7: Did Charlevoix Deliver?

Voices from the Field features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This piece is authored by Lyric Thompson, Director of Policy and Advocacy at the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW).  Read More

June 8, 2018

Women and Women's Rights
Women This Week: A Ministerial Majority

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 2 to June 8, was compiled with support from Lucia Petty and Rebecca Turkington.

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June 8, 2018

Women and Women's Rights
A Decrease in Child Marriage is Good for Everyone

New data from UNICEF indicates that 25 million child marriages were averted over the last decade, proving that child marriage is not an intractable problem. Despite good news, progress has been uneven, and about one in five girls worldwide are married before the age of 18.  

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June 1, 2018

Women and Women's Rights
Why #JusticeForNoura Matters

Sudanese 19-year-old Noura Hussein was sentenced to death for fatally stabbing the man who raped her. Global leaders must stand up to this injustice and take action to help all women survivors of violence – whether that be intimate partner violence, or the violence of war – rebuild their lives.

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