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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.

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.

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.

‘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.

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.

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.

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.

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’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 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.

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women protesters in France

France Is in Denial About Domestic Violence

The country’s culture of seduction has enabled an epidemic of misogynist crime.

 

Sex Criminals Use Bitcoin. So Do the Police.

Cryptocurrencies offer vast potential for catching sexual predators—but it remains mostly untapped.

Michèle Flournoy testifies during a hearing before the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee in Washington on Sept. 24, 2009.

Why the Pentagon Remains a Battlefield for Women

A woman was passed over to lead the Pentagon—but it’s the entire country that’s missing out.

Supporters of then presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro gather at Copacabana beach during a "Women for Bolsonaro" demonstration in Rio de Janeiro on Sept. 29, 2018.

The Feminine Appeal of Macho Populism

Donald Trump isn’t the only right-wing populist to govern with aggression—and do surprisingly well with women.

Blessing Agbo, a nurse, places a contraceptive implant for Habiba, a 30-year-old patient who didn’t give her last name, in Kaugama on Aug. 13. Habiba, who has six surviving children after 10 births, says she wants to take a break from bearing children. Shola Lawal for Foreign Policy and The Fuller Project

Isolated in Rural Nigeria—and Waiting for America to Vote

Across much of the world—including one remote Nigerian village—the availability of family planning will largely depend on the outcome of the U.S. presidential election.

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