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.
Meet the Afghan Women Taking Their Country Back—One Land Mine at a Time
In Bamiyan, an all-female demining team provides jobs and hope.
For Bosnian Women, No Justice—and No Seats
In the Balkan wars, women were targets. In postwar governments, they’ve been pushed out of sight.
Protecting Women Will Make You Money
Big investors are starting to use a new metric to assess financial risk: rates of gender-based violence.
Chinese Propaganda Paints Hong Kong as a Spoiled Brat
The mainland’s new nationalism comes with a heavy dose of old patriarchy.
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.
Women Look to 2020 to Break the National Security Glass Ceiling
Advocacy groups see the upcoming election as an opportunity to boost the number of women in senior positions.
Young Voters Care About Abortion Policy. Argentine Politicians Are Ignoring Them.
The youth vote is becoming increasingly important in Argentina, but the leading presidential candidates are deliberately avoiding the issue that matters most to them.
The Dark Legacy of China’s One-Child Policy
On the podcast: The filmmaker Nanfu Wang tells the harrowing story of her own family’s one-child ordeal.