Global Women's Issues: Background and Selected U.S. Efforts [Updated May 5, 2022] [open pdf - 694KB]
From the Document: "For several decades, Congress has considered or enacted legislation aimed at improving the rights and status of women and girls worldwide. These efforts, which may address a range of issues globally, including women's health, education, and security, are often grouped under the broad policy umbrella of 'global women's issues.' [...] U.S. efforts to address global women's issues have shifted over time, often reflecting world events, domestic political conditions, and the priorities of individual policymakers. During the past two decades, many Members of Congress and the executive branch have increasingly recognized a growing body of research linking gender equality to the overall stability, prosperity, and security of societies."
CRS In Focus, IF11804
Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/