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Roe Abolition Makes U.S. a Global Outlier

Almost 50 years ago, the United States liberalized abortion laws, and the world followed suit. Today, it joins Iran, North Korea, and Russia in rolling back reproductive rights.

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.

Rwandan President Paul Kagame (front, seventh left) poses for a photograph with 80 new members of the Rwandan Parliament in Kigali, Rwanda, on Sept. 19, 2018.
Rwandan President Paul Kagame (front, seventh left) poses for a photograph with 80 new members of the Rwandan Parliament in Kigali, Rwanda, on Sept. 19, 2018.

How Autocrats Use Women’s Rights to Boost Themselves

Automatically bundling equality and democracy has led to the rise of “genderwashing.”

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. 

Women and children from Ukraine, including a mother carrying an infant, arrive at the Medyka border crossing near Medyka, Poland, on March 4.
Women and children from Ukraine, including a mother carrying an infant, arrive at the Medyka border crossing near Medyka, Poland, on March 4.

The Problem With Coverage of Women in War

Stereotypes “permit and exacerbate conflict,” experts say.

Girls attend class in Afghanistan.
Girls attend class in Afghanistan.

Taliban Reversal on Girls’ Education Ignites World’s Anger

The sudden about-face could undercut the Taliban’s hopes for international recognition.

Vendors work at a market in Kabul.
Vendors work at a market in Kabul.

As the World Watches Ukraine, Afghanistan Goes Full Taliban

The Taliban are using detentions, repression, censorship, and killings to tighten their grip on power.

A woman wears face paint in the colors of the Ukrainian flag while protesting against the Russian invasion of Ukraine in front of Brandenburg Gate in Berlin on Feb. 24.
A woman wears face paint in the colors of the Ukrainian flag while protesting against the Russian invasion of Ukraine in front of Brandenburg Gate in Berlin on Feb. 24.

Ukrainian Women on the Front Lines but Not in the Headlines

Ukrainian women are at the center of the war—but too often at the margins of public imagination.

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.

Women and families attend a summit to push for the passage of conditional cash transfer bill in Lake Sebu, Philippines.
Women and families attend a summit to push for the passage of conditional cash transfer bill in Lake Sebu, Philippines.

How Cash Transfers Bring More Women Into the Workforce

On the new season of the Hidden Economics of Remarkable Women, Melinda French Gates and Esther Duflo share the most effective ways to support women.

Aurat March women's activists march in Pakistan.
Aurat March women's activists march in Pakistan.

Pakistan Broaches ‘Hijab Day’ for International Women’s Day

In one of the worst places to be a woman, politicians are doubling down.

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.

Afghan women chant slogans and hold placards during a protest for equal rights in Kabul on Dec. 16, 2021.
Afghan women chant slogans and hold placards during a protest for equal rights in Kabul on Dec. 16, 2021.

Afghan Women Aren’t Liberated by Humanitarian Catastrophe

Continuing to deny aid to Afghanistan is an anti-feminist policy choice.

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How to Fix Big Tech’s Diversity Problem

Tech companies around the world could easily recruit more women and minorities if only they knew where to look.

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? 

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