Our Best Weekend Reads
Inside the U.S. decision to get behind Congo’s election and how the United States failed Afghan women.
Sisterhood Is Powerful
The Swedish Navy brass responded well to #MeToo. But real change came from the ranks.
America Never Gave Afghan Women a Chance
Washington failed at the most promising path toward stability in Afghanistan: keeping the country’s women alive.
Sweden’s Feminist Foreign Policy, Long May It Reign
Stockholm should continue actively pursuing a foreign-policy agenda focused on gender equality. And the world should follow.
Baby Steps Toward a Feminist United Nations
Women’s rights advocates are holding Secretary-General António Guterres accountable.
Stand at Attention and Bite the Bullet
The Swedish military had a #MeToo problem. They decided to do something about it.
China’s #MeToo Activists Have Transformed a Generation
A small group of feminists has shifted attitudes—and prompted harsh pushback.
Poland Is Trying to Make Abortion Dangerous, Illegal, and Impossible
Ireland voted to liberalize abortion laws. The far-right government in Warsaw is moving in the opposite direction.
In Nepal, Tradition Is Killing Women
The Hindu practice of chhaupadi is dangerous and deadly, but legislation is not enough to stop it.
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.
Saudi Arabia Declares War on America’s Muslim Congresswomen
Gulf Arab monarchies are using racism, bigotry, and fake news to denounce Washington's newest history-making politicians.
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.
In Russia, Feminist Memes Buy Jail Time, but Domestic Abuse Doesn’t
A year after the country decriminalized domestic violence, women feel the consequences.
Two Muslim Women Are Headed to Congress. Will They Be Heard?
Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib have won, but the battle for a new brand of feminism in the Democratic Party and within Muslim communities has just begun.
Meet the Group Amplifying China’s New Voices
In a male-dominated field, a collective supporting women covering China is wading into uncharted waters.
Women Are the Key to Peace
Cease-fire negotiations that exclude them are more likely to fall apart. Here’s how the U.N. can boost their participation at the bargaining table.
Wave of Women and Younger Vets Head to Capitol Hill
People who served after the 9/11 attacks will make up more than half of the veterans on Capitol Hill come January.
Inside Trump’s Plan to Scale Back U.N. Resolutions on Sexual Health, Violence Against Women
Internal memos reflect the growing influence of conservative Christians in the Trump administration.
How Women Could Win It for Bolsonaro
Brazil’s far-right presidential front-runner made hateful comments a hallmark of his political life. That hasn’t held him back.
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.