Christina Asquith, Foreign Policy

Christina Asquith

Foreign Policy

United Kingdom

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Past articles by Christina:

America Never Gave Afghan Women a Chance

Washington failed at the most promising path toward stability in Afghanistan: keeping the country’s women alive. → Read More

2018 Was a Long Women’s March Through Congress

It was a year of quiet, but major, progress for women’s issues in the U.S. government—and 2019 promises even more. → Read More

Don’t Let the Battle Over Kavanaugh Overshadow the Nobel Peace Prize’s Recognition of Sexual Violence

There's still a lot of work to be done, but the Nobel Committee recognizing sexual violence is a milestone worth celebrating. → Read More

One Small Step for Feminist

This weekend’s meeting of female foreign ministers will be a historic achievement—and not nearly enough for the world’s women. → Read More


Do bride prices drive terrorism?

Could high bride prices be fueling global terrorism, conflict and instability? Yes, say two academics in a new article published in MIT Press Journals. And they say the US should wake up and address it. → Read More


In London, advocates tout the importance of access to contraceptives

As the global population climbs, family planning advocates make a plea to step up efforts to give women and adolescent girls access to contraception. → Read More


Where were the women? In Trump's foreign policy, female leaders are scarce

In her weekly column, AWL editorial director Christina Asquith surveys how US foreign policy is increasingly becoming a male-dominated arean → Read More


Your week in women's news: ISIS, healthcare and Nabra Hassenen's murder

In this week's Across Women's Lives column, editorial director Christina Asquith discusses women in war, the healthcare bill and Nabra Hassenen's murder in Virginia → Read More


Wondering what to get dad for Father's Day? How about a vacuum

Until men start doing more care work around the house, everyday is Father's Day, these male feminists say. → Read More


Women and girls will bear the brunt of Trump's withdrawal from the Paris accords

As the planet continues to warm, it brings about rising sea levels, increased floods, drought, migration and civil war, and women and girls in developing nations are bearing the brunt of these consequences — already. → Read More


AWL examines the road out of sex trafficking, from Uganda, India, Brazil and beyond

Trafficking is now the third-largest international criminal activity, with $32 billion annually in profit, and millions of people affected. And it's growing. Across Women's Lives tells this story by giving voice to the women themselves in a 12-part, global multimedia series that starts May 18. → Read More


With Trump set to visit, Saudi Arabia touts women's rights. But skepticism abounds.

Donald Trump is visiting Saudi Arabia next week. Many say that's what's behind a sudden announcement by the king that male guardianship laws restricting women will be reviewed. → Read More


How Trump's latest budget impacts women and girls, from classrooms to cops

Threats to cut US spending on development abroad would impact women and girls. Across Women's Lives has analyzed the numbers. → Read More


Trump officials say the UN supports coercive abortion in China. But does it?

In slashing financial support for the United Nations Population Fund, the Trump administration revived nefarious claims that the agency supports coercive abortion of girls. What's behind this claim. → Read More


Turkish women's rights are at stake in Sunday's elections

A steady erosion of the rights of women and girls could increase if Turkey becomes a dictatorship, human rights advocates say. Or, it could get even worse. → Read More


How tech companies are trying to combat trafficking

Ashton Kutcher's Thorn is just one of the latest tech tools, partnering with the likes of Google, Pinterest and Facebook, to help identify and rescue children, and possibly catch predators. → Read More


The future of global women's rights under Trump? 'It could be devastating.'

The US has always played a major role in women's rights worldwide. What will the US position be under the Donald Trump administration? → Read More

A Study in Conflict

Young people were at the heart of the Syrian Arab Spring, and they have borne the brunt of the instability that has followed. Here are the stories of some of those who fled to Turkey. → Read More

Women Haven't Really Won in Saudi Arabia—Yet

Dina Fouad—AFP/Getty Images A Saudi woman casts her ballot in an election centre in the Saudi capital of Riyadh, on Dec.12, 2015. The Fuller Project for International Reporting reports on women in foreign affairs and women's rights. Saturday's election was a symbolic victory, but it could offer hope to the next generation → Read More

Soccer Is Still Out of Reach for Half the World’s Women

The U.S. women’s soccer team should use their stage to demand that all governments support women in soccer → Read More