At the U.N., America Turns Back the Clock on Women’s Rights
Internal documents show how the U.S. works to stymie progress on women’s health, cultural issues, and climate change.
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This week, the world marked International Women’s Day, and the U.S. State Department canceled an award for a Finnish journalist who criticized Trump.
Toward a More Feminist Foreign Policy
On the podcast: Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom on how to give women a voice in an arena dominated by men.
The Flame of Feminism Is Alive in Iran
While Western activists defend the right of Muslims to wear the veil, Iranian women are fighting for a bigger cause: choice.
U.S. Cancels Journalist’s Award Over Her Criticism of Trump
Jessikka Aro was to receive a “Women of Courage” prize. Then officials read her Twitter feed.
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Inside the U.S. decision to get behind Congo’s election and how the United States failed Afghan women.
Baby Steps Toward a Feminist United Nations
Women’s rights advocates are holding Secretary-General António Guterres accountable.
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.
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.
The Trump Administration Is Erasing Reproductive Rights at Home and Abroad
The removal of information from the State Department’s annual reports has grave consequences for human rights monitoring worldwide.
The Women Abandoned by Peace
Victims of sexual violence and forced abortion during Colombia’s long years of conflict have yet to see justice.
A 2013 Law Helped Make India’s #MeToo Possible
But will it be enough for the movement to accomplish its goals?
India’s #MeToo Moment Came Late, but It Will Be Transformative
The rage that animated protests against sexual violence in 2012 has returned, and Indian women are fearlessly speaking out against powerful perpetrators.
Iceland’s Lessons for the #MeToo Era
The history of successful women’s protests show that mass mobilization is key.
Movie Theaters and Women Driving Won’t Placate Saudi Shiites
Superficial reforms leave religious minorities behind—and that's dangerous.