Don’t Let Health Hold Women Back
A focus on women’s health care should be the basis of any plan for equality.
Spending the Pandemic in an Iraqi Jail
Hundreds of Islamic State-affiliated women are optimistic that Baghdad will soon have to let them go.
South Korea Needs to Contend With Sexual Violence
The failed extradition of a child pornographer highlights the Korean legal system’s laxity toward a certain kind of criminal.
Afghan Women Should Be the Centerpiece of the Peace Process
Afghanistan's future needs to include more than just those who hold guns. Here’s how to make that happen.
The COVID-19 Economic Crash Could Set Indian Women Back Decades
They’ve been disproportionately affected by job losses, and now new jobs may first go to men.
Afghanistan’s Gen Z Is Fighting Back
Younger Afghans are on a mission to change how their country talks about life, death, and freedom.
With the Women, Peace, and Security Act, Washington Could Be a Model for the World
In congressional hearings this week, it just needs to figure out how to better implement the legislation.
The Misogynist Violence of Iceland’s Feminist Paradise
The world’s “best place to be a woman” is far more dangerous than its reputation suggests.
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.
How Japan Rode a Tsunami to Equality
Japanese women quickly realized that the disaster that struck their country nine years ago was an unprecedented opportunity to overcome discrimination.
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.
Living While Female in Mongolia
The country has some of the worst rates of sexual violence in Asia—and old attitudes are proving hard to change.
India’s New Laws Hurt Women Most of All
New Delhi wants people to prove their citizenship. But Indian women are the demographic least likely to possess paperwork.
In Israel’s Endless Elections, Female Candidates Have Been the Biggest Losers
Party mergers and other systemic problems have buried the country’s once-vaunted female political leadership.
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.
Mexican Diplomacy Has Gone Feminist
Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s administration has boldly reoriented its foreign policy toward gender equality.
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.
In Syria, the Women and Children of ISIS Have Been Forgotten
Leaving thousands of detained Islamic State supporters and their families in poorly guarded camps poses a national security threat for Europe and the United States.
Feminism Is Uniting Argentina’s Left and Right
Ahead of elections, politicians on both sides are acknowledging the need to empower women.