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A man uses a bottle to feed his newborn baby.
A man uses a bottle to feed his newborn baby.

Baby Formula Marketing Practices Are Still Too Aggressive

While American mothers can’t find enough formula, a new WHO report details why parents are getting too much in other parts of the world.

Yahya, an Afghan who identifies as gay and a non-conforming person, poses during an interview at an undisclosed location on September 28, 2021.
Yahya, an Afghan who identifies as gay and a non-conforming person, poses during an interview at an undisclosed location on September 28, 2021.

What the Taliban Mean for Queer Afghans

In the absence of Western support, their lives are in danger as they struggle to flee. 

President Donald Trump speaks at the 47th March For Life rally on the National Mall, January 24, 2019 in Washington.
President Donald Trump speaks at the 47th March For Life rally on the National Mall, January 24, 2019 in Washington.

Where Democracy Falters, So Do Reproductive Rights

Where populist authoritarianism is on the rise, anti-abortion politics aren’t far behind.

In this picture taken on October 1, 2020, women wait with their children at a government-run maternity clinic in a rural area of Dand district in Kandahar province.
In this picture taken on October 1, 2020, women wait with their children at a government-run maternity clinic in a rural area of Dand district in Kandahar province.

The Taliban Are Harming Afghan Women’s Health

Afghanistan’s new government is imposing discriminatory restrictions on the health care system.

Women play a game in a village on the outskirts of Bangalore.
Women play a game in a village on the outskirts of Bangalore.

India Is Building a Women-Only Social Safety Net

Political parties across India have promised a host of new social programs exclusively for women. Is it politics or progress? 

Female German politicians celebrate the 100th anniversary of women’s voting rights in Germany.
Female German politicians celebrate the 100th anniversary of women’s voting rights in Germany.

Did Angela Merkel Matter for Women?

The ambiguous feminist legacy of the world’s most powerful woman.

Zohra Kurji helps new mother Arj Rizvi at the lactation clinic at the Aga Khan University Hospital in Karachi, Pakistan, in October 2020.
Zohra Kurji helps new mother Arj Rizvi at the lactation clinic at the Aga Khan University Hospital in Karachi, Pakistan, in October 2020.

The Loneliest Lactation Consultant in the World

Pakistan has 50 million women of childbearing age and only one globally certified person to help them feed their newborns.

A woman protests during a demonstration against sexist violence in Madrid.
A woman protests during a demonstration against sexist violence in Madrid.

Should Abusive Partners Have Parental Rights?

A gruesome case of “vicarious violence” in Spain raises new questions about whether abusive partners can ever be good parents.

TOPSHOT - Women walk through a road in Ghazni on June 3, 2021.
TOPSHOT - Women walk through a road in Ghazni on June 3, 2021.

‘They Left Us to the Taliban’

Six Afghan women describe their feelings of fear, anger, and betrayal in the wake of America’s departure.

An Irish mural addresses revenge porn.
An Irish mural addresses revenge porn.

The World Hasn’t Figured Out How to Stop ‘Revenge Porn’

Various countries have outlawed the practice—but the laws don’t seem to be working.

A member of the liberal Jewish religious movement "Women of the Wall" (WOW), wearing phylacteries and "Tallit" traditional Jewish prayer shawls for men, holds up a Torah on March 8, 2019 at the Western Wall in the Old City of Jerusalem.
A member of the liberal Jewish religious movement "Women of the Wall" (WOW), wearing phylacteries and "Tallit" traditional Jewish prayer shawls for men, holds up a Torah on March 8, 2019 at the Western Wall in the Old City of Jerusalem.

Women Are the Key to Israel’s Government

One of the few things holding the motley coalition together is a focus on women’s rights.

A woman works at a phone factory in the Republic of Congo.
A woman works at a phone factory in the Republic of Congo.

Are Chemicals Poisoning the World’s Female Workers?

Women are disproportionately exposed to deadly substances—and may be getting disproportionately sickened by them.

Lee Yong-soo speaks to the media after a court ruling.
Lee Yong-soo speaks to the media after a court ruling.

The Legacy of Wartime Atrocities Still Looms Over Asian Alliances

Survivors of World War II sexual enslavement seemed one step closer to reparations, but international pressure and a Korean judge intervened.

India Female Farmers Illustration
India Female Farmers Illustration

India’s Suffering Female Farmers Have the Most to Lose

The country’s rural Dalits are already exploited—and know it can get worse.

A Ugandan woman poses before watching the opening of Dominic Ongwen's ICC trial.
A Ugandan woman poses before watching the opening of Dominic Ongwen's ICC trial.

A Major Anti-Kony Verdict Is No Relief

A member of the brutal Lord’s Resistance Army rebel group has been convicted of crimes against humanity, but the survivors are still struggling to pull their lives together.

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