The Feminine Appeal of Macho Populism
Donald Trump isn’t the only right-wing populist to govern with aggression—and do surprisingly well with women.
Isolated in Rural Nigeria—and Waiting for America to Vote
Across much of the world—including one remote Nigerian village—the availability of family planning will largely depend on the outcome of the U.S. presidential election.
Transgender and Trapped in Sex-Based Social Distancing
Panama came up with a novel—and uniquely discriminatory—public health measure to combat the coronavirus.
The Brutality of Brazil’s Pandemic Call Centers
Call centers are a mainstay of the Brazilian economy—and a growing menace to its workers.
America’s Guns Fuel Mexico’s Domestic Violence Epidemic
Lockdowns and an easy supply of weapons have been a fatal combination for Mexican women.
The Pandemic’s Hidden Human Trafficking Crisis
The coronavirus has created more people vulnerable to exploitation by traffickers—and revealed the world’s unpreparedness to protect them.
Iran’s Nurses Are Martyrs to Trump’s Maximum Pressure
The Trump administration’s sanctions have made it impossible for Iranian medical personnel to keep themselves safe amid the pandemic.
Kenya’s Labor Market Wasn’t Made for a Pandemic
Informal workers propped up the country’s economy—until they were suddenly struggling to survive.
Trump’s War on the Concept of Women’s Health
The United States has joined with a group of authoritarian countries in opposing not just abortion, but also basic medical vocabulary that applies to women.
The World’s Mothers Are Watching Ever More Babies Die of Starvation
Malnutrition is passed from one generation to the next between mother and child—unless someone commits to stopping the deadly cycle.
African Men Try Leading the Fight to Stop Sexual Violence
Some of their ideas are effective, some are strange—and some could make the problem even worse.
Bangladesh’s Child Marriage Problem Is the World’s Human Trafficking Crisis
Why fixing the second issue isn’t possible without addressing the first.
Protecting Women Will Make You Money
Big investors are starting to use a new metric to assess financial risk: rates of gender-based violence.
Trump’s Human Trafficking Record Is Fake News
The U.S. government has just released a highly anticipated human rights report that whitewashes the effects of its own policies.
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.
Only Women Can Stop the Apocalypse
Men make nuclear weapons more dangerous. So why do they still dominate the field?
El Salvador Kills Women as the U.S. Shrugs
Washington helped start an epidemic of violence against women in Central America. Now it’s washing its hands of the problem.
America Never Gave Afghan Women a Chance
Washington failed at the most promising path toward stability in Afghanistan: keeping the country’s women alive.
2018 Was a Long Women’s March Through Congress
It was a year of quiet, but major, progress for women’s issues in the U.S. government—and 2019 promises even more.
Women Want to Put Yemen Back Together Again
Men caused the world’s worst humanitarian disaster, but it’s become clear they can’t fix it.
Iraq Is Tempting Fate by Punishing Women
The country isn't just flouting international law by collectively punishing the wives of Islamic State fighters—it's inviting a return to war.