Women’s rights activists protest the killing of Noor Mukadam.

Can Social Media Bring Justice for Women in Pakistan?

The killing of Noor Mukadam has galvanized an unprecedented online movement.

Students from the University of Texas hold signs during a rally in favor of abortion rights November 24,2003 in Austin, Texas.

What Happens When Women Can’t Get Legal Abortions

Examples from around the world show that restrictions can actually lead to more, not fewer, abortions.

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 Ethiopian women sits at a refugee camp in eastern Sudan.

U.N. Officials Downplayed Sexual Violence in Ethiopia in Leaked Call

In a conversation in March, U.N. officials on the ground questioned whether some reports of mass rapes in the Tigray fight were “media hype.”

A female TV presenter from southern Afghanistan

The Tragic Fate of Afghanistan’s Journalists

Many are fleeing or in hiding. Women, some locked out of their outlets, are in particular danger.

The High Court in Malaysia

Malaysia’s Sexist Citizenship Law Is Keeping Families Apart

Malaysian mothers can’t automatically pass on their nationality to foreign-born children. The pandemic has worsened the law’s ill effects.

African leaders attend an entrepreneurship forum.

To Improve Women’s Access to Capital in Africa, Look to California

Development finance institutions should follow California’s highly effective gender-equitable standards.

Members of the Non Una Di Meno feminist group stage a protest.

The Pandemic Hasn’t Stopped the Rise of the Women’s Movement

Digital tools have multiplied collective power around the world. Leaders must invest in sustaining it.

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.

Members of Afghanistan's peace negotiation team

How to Close the Gender Gap in Peace Talks

Women’s representation is critical to lasting peace, but they are losing ground at the negotiating table.

Me Too protest in China

The Sneaky Conservatism of China’s Feminist Dramas

As Beijing limits women’s choices, ta shidai television shows soothe without offering real change.

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.

Demonstrators protest sexual assaults on women in Kolkata, India.

Report Back Better

The State Department’s yearly human rights report may be the United States’ best tool for fighting sexual violence. Biden needs to get it right.

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