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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.

Revelers take part in a Gay Pride Parade in front of policemen in Panama City on June 29, 2019.

Transgender and Trapped in Sex-Based Social Distancing

Panama came up with a novel—and uniquely discriminatory—public health measure to combat the coronavirus.

A call center supervisor talks with a telemarketing co-worker in Rio de Janeiro on Feb. 5, 2013.

The Brutality of Brazil’s Pandemic Call Centers

Call centers are a mainstay of the Brazilian economy—and a growing menace to its workers.

A Mexican woman holding a sign that reads "Don't kill us"

America’s Guns Fuel Mexico’s Domestic Violence Epidemic

Lockdowns and an easy supply of weapons have been a fatal combination for Mexican women.

A young woman believed to be a victim of human trafficking is questioned by police in Kathmandu, Nepal

The Pandemic’s Hidden Human Trafficking Crisis

The coronavirus has created more people vulnerable to exploitation by traffickers—and revealed the world’s unpreparedness to protect them.

Medical personnel work at Razi hospital, which has been allocated to treat COVID-19 patients in Ghaenshar, Iran, on April 9.

Iran’s Nurses Are Martyrs to Trump’s Maximum Pressure

The Trump administration’s sanctions have made it impossible for Iranian medical personnel to keep themselves safe amid the pandemic.

Workers line up to have their temperature taken in front of a factory in Kenya during the coronavirus pandemic

Kenya’s Labor Market Wasn’t Made for a Pandemic

Informal workers propped up the country’s economy—until they were suddenly struggling to survive.

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