Why the Pentagon Remains a Battlefield for Women
A woman was passed over to lead the Pentagon—but it’s the entire country that’s missing out.
Protest and Purdah in Pakistan
How the Pashtun Protection Movement became a release valve for women’s anger.
Rescinding the Global Gag Rule Isn’t Enough
If U.S. President-elect Joe Biden wants to champion gender equality and reproductive rights, he can’t just roll back Trump-era policies.
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.
Can Biden Make the Military Safe for Those Who Serve?
Female and LGBTQ soldiers may face more danger from their colleagues than their enemies. Here’s what the president-elect can do.
In Afghanistan, Bringing New Life Into the World Is Deadly
Terrorist violence and COVID-19 have set maternal health back decades.
Poland’s Anti-Abortion Dream Has Become a Nightmare
The country’s Catholic conservatives have achieved a long-sought goal—and may have fatally weakened their power in the process.
Trump Officials Seek to Push Social Conservative Values in International Agreements
The U.S. administration exports anti-abortion policies abroad and strips international agreements of references to “sexual orientation” and “gender identities.”
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.