Women Athletes Subjected to ‘Sex Testing’ are Faced With Impossible Choices
The cases of Caster Semenya and Dutee Chand shed light on the invasive medical procedures endured by intersex athletes around the world.
How to Keep Activist CEOs Honest
New sustainable finance regulations in Europe will raise the bar for green investment.
After a Century of Lobbying, Women Are Finally Getting Top Jobs in Washington
Instead of talking about “binders full of women,” the new president has appointed several key female leaders in the national security agencies—but the U.S. government is still a long way from gender parity.
Looming Aid Cuts Will Harm Afghan Women’s Health
With violence on the rise and the U.S. military drawing down, international donors are pulling back some assistance to Afghanistan. Women in refugee camps stand to suffer.
Can Biden Make the Military Safe for Those Who Serve?
Female and LGBTQ soldiers may face more danger from their colleagues than their enemies. Here’s what the president-elect can do.
In Northern Kenya, the Climate Crisis Shifts Gender Roles
Drought has disrupted the traditional way of life for pastoralists, pushing many women into business for the first time.
The Victims Femicide Leaves Behind
Italy is one of the only countries with a law to provide for those orphaned by femicide—and it could serve as a model for the rest of Europe.
After Lockdown, Femicide Rises in South Africa
Pandemic measures focus anger on crimes against women.
Offline and Out of School
In India, education under lockdown and a deep digital divide threaten to undo real progress in rural areas.
Despite the Coronavirus, Mexican Women Are Fighting Femicide
With little help from the government, citizens are now relying on grassroots organizing and support to combat gendered violence and discrimination.
Mexican Diplomacy Has Gone Feminist
Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s administration has boldly reoriented its foreign policy toward gender equality.
What the G-7 Got Right—and Wrong—About Gender Equality
When the United States takes the helm of the group next year, it will have an opportunity to do even better.
A Generation of Girls Is Missing in India
Sex-selective abortion fuels a cycle of patriarchy and abuse.
Britain Is Making Sexual Harassment a Hate Crime
A shift in how police departments handle complaints about men could save the lives of countless women.
U.S. Quietly Waters Down Another Communique on Gender Equality
This time it’s a G-7 joint statement ahead of a meeting of national leaders in August.
What Actually Happens When a Country Bans Abortion
Romania under Ceausescu created a dystopian horror of overcrowded, filthy orphanages, and thousands died from back-alley abortions.
The White House Won’t Empower Women. Sudan’s Protests Will.
From Khartoum to Warsaw, demonstrators are demanding basic equality while the Trump administration wages a war on women’s rights.
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