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Afghan girls at school in Herat province on Oct. 17. (Hoshang Hashimi/AFP/Getty Images)

Afghanistan Ranks Among the Worst Places for Girls to Get an Education

The United States poured millions into education in Afghanistan. Did it do anything?

Recording artist Taylor Swift, musician Este Haim, actress Jaime King, producer Harvey Weinstein, and recording artist Lorde attend The Weinstein Company and Netflix's 2015 Golden Globes After Party at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Jan. 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Angela Weiss/Getty Images)

Russians Don’t Understand Why Anyone Is Upset With ‘Girl Crazy’ Weinstein

In Putin’s Russia, discussion of sexual harassment and domestic violence are largely taboo.

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After All This Time, the Military Is Continuing to Hide Its Rape Problem

Service members should be aware that if they are assaulted off post, they may have better options in the civilian justice system.

Female Marine Corps recruits undergo combat training at the United States Marine Corps on Parris Island, South Carolina in 2004. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Marine captain: My Marine Corps doesn’t know how to treat its female members

The Marine Corps needs to ensure that women are not punished for choosing to have families.

A Saudi woman drives her car along a street in the Saudi coastal city of Jeddah, on September 27, 2017. 
Saudi Arabia will allow women to drive from next June, state media said on September 26, 2017 in a historic decision that makes the Gulf kingdom the last country in the world to permit women behind the wheel.  / AFP PHOTO / REEM BAESHEN        (Photo credit should read REEM BAESHEN/AFP/Getty Images)

The King Hands Over the Car Keys

How Saudi women finally grabbed the wheel from the country's religious conservatives.

A Saudi woman gets into a taxi at a mall in Riyadh as a grassroots campaign planned to call for an end to the driving ban for women in Saudi Arabia on October 26, 2014. Amnesty International is calling on the Saudi Arabian authorities to respect the right of women to defy the ban by driving this weekend and to end the harassment of supporters of the campaign.    AFP PHOTO/FAYEZ NURELDINE        (Photo credit should read FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty Images)

Saudi Women Can Drive, But It’s Not a Feminist Paradise Quite Yet

The country may have lifted its driving ban, but it still has a long way to go.

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Senate Committee Votes Against Administration on Anti-Abortion Global Gag Rule

The surprise move is a direct repudiation of Trump’s approach to foreign aid and reproductive rights.

A woman is surrounded by riot police during disturbances in the Dandora district of Nairobi 14 April, 2008.  At least 14 people were killed  in Kenya when police clashed with members of a banned sect who went on the rampage and burned many vehicles after the murder of the wife of their jailed leader. Police said five people were killed in Nairobi, five in the Rift Valley and  four in central Kenya regions, where members of the outlawed Mungiki sect were blocking roads and stoning motorists.     AFP PHOTO / Stringer (Photo credit should read STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images)

Kenyan Women Just Fought One of the Most Violent Campaigns in History

More women are running for office than ever before in the East African country, but the backlash has been fierce and bloody.

Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai (R) of Zimbabwe, Danish minister of development Ulla Tornaes (C) and Danish foreign minister Per Stig Moller (L) look on during their joint press conference in Copenhagen on June 17, 2009.  Tsvangirai is on an official visit to Denmark. AFP PHOTO/SCANPIX/Kristian Juul Pedersen (Photo credit should read Kristian Juul Pedersen/AFP/Getty Images)

Danes Tout Family Planning Aid to Africa to ‘Limit Migration’ to Europe

Family planning can tackle an array of women’s health issues -- but is also apparently a tool to limit the flood of migrants.

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Rethinking the Army’s ‘Wife School’: Maybe time to move it out of the 1950s

Before my husband took battalion command, the spouses of all the battalion commanders in the soon-to-be brigade team were encouraged to attend a week of the Pre-Command Course (PCC) at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

TWINSBURG, OH - AUGUST 3:   Twins Gabriella and Isabella Belsito, 7-mos-old, prepare to take part in the Double Take Parade August 3, 2002 at the Twins Days Festival in Twinsburg, Ohio.  (Photo by Mike Simons/Getty Images)

Here’s Who Will Lament — and Celebrate — the Plummeting U.S. Birth Rate

There’s nothing like a good population crisis to stir up civilizational angst.

TONGO, DR CONGO - NOVEMBER 04:  (ISRAEL OUT) Refugees wait near their shelters in the village of Tongo, in the hills outside Goma, on November 4, 2008 in North Kivu province,Democratic Republic of Congo. Fighting has continued in the region occupied by rebel commander Laurent Nkunda, despite a ceasefire brokered last week, leaving outside observers fearful of "another Rwanda tragedy" in the Democratic Republic of Congo.  (Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)

To ‘Protect Life’, State Department Rolls Out Women’s Health Policy Critics Call a ‘Death Warrant’

Battle lines are drawn over the State Department’s sweeping new restrictions on aid for international women’s health organizations that perform or advocate abortions.

LAKE CHAD, CHAD - JULY 10:  Girls in colorful headscarves sit in a classroom in their tribal village in central Africa on July 10, 2007 around Lake Chad, Chad.  (Photo by Jeff Hutchens/Getty Images)

In Trump’s Plan to Gut Foreign Aid, Battle Lines Drawn Over Global Women’s Issues

Even the Republican Congress doesn't seem to think the budget cuts are a good idea.

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The Marines United scandal should be seen as a national security issue

The degradation of women in the military reflected by the Marines United scandal is not just a women’s rights issue but a national security concern.

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