Women Cut Out of the Afghan Peace Process
Two decades of progress are threatened by the Taliban return—and a hasty U.S. exit.
Biden Takes Small Steps Toward Feminist Foreign Policy
Biden’s push for gender equality is a huge change from Trump, but experts stop short of calling it a feminist foreign policy.
Where Face Masks Are Required but Burqas Are Banned
Switzerland’s crackdown on Islamic symbols is normalizing anti-Muslim bigotry across the political spectrum.
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.
The Missing Realism of Biden’s Pro-LGBTQ Foreign Policy
The new administration has committed to far-reaching human rights goals that could easily backfire.
Representation Isn’t Enough
The number of women in elected office is on the rise, but that hasn’t necessarily translated into more power.
The Middle East’s Progressive Darling Abuses Its Women
What the harrowing saga of a Dubai princess reveals about her country’s international reputation.
How 3 Women Broke Into the Uber-Macho World of War Reporting
“You Don’t Belong Here” celebrates three trailblazers who cleared the way for generations of female journalists.
U.S. Leaders Forgot the Lessons of the AIDS Crisis by Not Doing the Reading
Literature’s power to illuminate otherness makes it critical to leadership.
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.
The Women Who Helped Topple the Caliphate
“The Daughters of Kobani” chronicles the female Kurdish fighters who battled terrorists, fought for equality, and then got stabbed in the back.
Why Chile’s New Constitution Is a Feminist Victory
Activists built on years of organizing to achieve a groundbreaking gender-parity requirement in the upcoming drafting process.
The Founding Fathers of International Relations Theory Loved War but Overlooked Sex
Pre-modern European power was grounded in marriage and childbirth, not just conflict.
Singing for Inclusivity in Turkey
Yeliz Guzel’s pride choir brought LGBTQ Turks together—but left her ostracized.
Somalis Need More Than an Election to Lift Them Out of Economic Despair
Somalis are having the wrong national dialogue.
There Will Be Another Pandemic. Women Can Stop It.
From the household to the national stage, women play crucial roles in global health systems. Governments should adopt inclusive strategies before another crisis strikes.
Sex Criminals Use Bitcoin. So Do the Police.
Cryptocurrencies offer vast potential for catching sexual predators—but it remains mostly untapped.
How to Keep Activist CEOs Honest
New sustainable finance regulations in Europe will raise the bar for green investment.
Trump’s Legacy Is a Global Alliance Against Women’s Rights
U.S. conservatives have forged dangerous ties on abortion with reactionaries abroad.