Women Around the World

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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Singapore's President-elect Halimah Yacob greets supporters as she leaves the nomination centre in Singapore September 13, 2017. REUTERS/Edgar Su

Women Around the World: This Week

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September 20, 2017

Gender and the Twenty-First Century Global Workforce

Equal pay for women’s work. That idea galvanized leaders including ILO Director-General Guy Ryder and OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurria, who gathered in New York this week to launch the Equal Pay International Coalition (EPIC).

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September 19, 2017

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Aung San Suu Kyi: Notably Absent from the Opening of the UN General Assembly

As the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) opened for debate today, the world is once again reminded that leadership around the globe is overwhelmingly male.

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September 14, 2017

Connecting Women’s Education to the Workforce in Africa

Voices from the Field features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is authored by Karen Sherman, president of the Akilah Institute and author of the forthcoming book Brick by Brick: What a Year in Rwanda Taught Me About Marriage, Motherhood, and the Gift of Choice.

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