Can Social Media Bring Justice for Women in Pakistan?
The killing of Noor Mukadam has galvanized an unprecedented online movement.
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.
‘They Left Us to the Taliban’
Six Afghan women describe their feelings of fear, anger, and betrayal in the wake of America’s departure.
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.”
The Tragic Fate of Afghanistan’s Journalists
Many are fleeing or in hiding. Women, some locked out of their outlets, are in particular danger.
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.
Ghana Doubles Down on Homophobic Laws
A country long regarded as a beacon of democracy in Africa is poised to pass draconian legislation criminalizing the country’s LGBT community.
To Improve Women’s Access to Capital in Africa, Look to California
Development finance institutions should follow California’s highly effective gender-equitable standards.
As Taliban Expand Control, Concerns About Forced Marriage and Sex Slavery Rise
In some Afghan towns, women are fleeing ahead of insurgent takeovers.
Will Rivka Ravitz Break the Glass Ceiling of Ultra-Orthodox Politics in Israel?
One of the country’s most powerful women has remained rooted in a traditional community. But religious parties still won’t let her run for office.
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.
The Geopolitical Fault Line Behind the Attack on Tbilisi Pride
LGBT rights are at the center of the struggle over Georgia’s Western leanings.
How World War II Code-Breakers Created the Modern Digital World
In “Geniuses at War,” David A. Price convincingly recounts a heroic and tragic tale.
Why So Many Young Men in South Korea Hate Feminism
Loss of privilege has driven an ugly turn to the hard right.
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.
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.
The Sneaky Conservatism of China’s Feminist Dramas
As Beijing limits women’s choices, ta shidai television shows soothe without offering real change.
Are Chemicals Poisoning the World’s Female Workers?
Women are disproportionately exposed to deadly substances—and may be getting disproportionately sickened by them.