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When a Boy’s Life Is Worth More Than His Sister’s

More societies around the world are letting girls die so boys can thrive. It’s not just cruel, it's a recipe for disaster.

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Путину по нраву многожёнство

Одобрив насильственную выдачу замуж девушек-подростков в Чечне, российский борец за христианские ценности заключил дьявольскую сделку с бандитом-исламистом.

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Putin Is Down With Polygamy

In assenting to coerced, teenage marriages in Chechnya, Russia’s Christian warrior has made a devil’s bargain with an Islamist thug.

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Are Women the Key to Peace in Colombia?

As the country's five-decade war winds down, how the government disarms female fighters could define the coming truce.

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India's ban on a new documentary about rape has nothing to do with preventing violence against women

India's ban on a new documentary about rape has nothing to do with preventing violence against women. And it won’t solve the country’s sexual assault problem.

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The Future of Wombs for Rent

As more countries restrict surrogacy, it gets harder to balance the hopes of people who couldn’t otherwise have biological children with concerns about exploitation of women and kids.

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Women Are the Best Weapon in the War Against Terrorism

Fifteen years ago, the U.N. enshrined the idea that equality between men and women is inextricably linked with peace. It's time to act on that.

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March 2015 Issue Cover