India’s Suffering Female Farmers Have the Most to Lose
The country’s rural Dalits are already exploited—and know it can get worse.
Women Cut Out of the Afghan Peace Process
Two decades of progress are threatened by the Taliban return—and a hasty U.S. exit.
Biden Takes Small Steps Toward Feminist Foreign Policy
Biden’s push for gender equality is a huge change from Trump, but experts stop short of calling it a feminist foreign policy.
Where Face Masks Are Required but Burqas Are Banned
Switzerland’s crackdown on Islamic symbols is normalizing anti-Muslim bigotry across the political spectrum.
A Major Anti-Kony Verdict Is No Relief
A member of the brutal Lord’s Resistance Army rebel group has been convicted of crimes against humanity, but the survivors are still struggling to pull their lives together.
Representation Isn’t Enough
The number of women in elected office is on the rise, but that hasn’t necessarily translated into more power.
The Middle East’s Progressive Darling Abuses Its Women
What the harrowing saga of a Dubai princess reveals about her country’s international reputation.
How 3 Women Broke Into the Uber-Macho World of War Reporting
“You Don’t Belong Here” celebrates three trailblazers who cleared the way for generations of female journalists.
The Women Who Helped Topple the Caliphate
“The Daughters of Kobani” chronicles the female Kurdish fighters who battled terrorists, fought for equality, and then got stabbed in the back.
Why Chile’s New Constitution Is a Feminist Victory
Activists built on years of organizing to achieve a groundbreaking gender-parity requirement in the upcoming drafting process.
The Founding Fathers of International Relations Theory Loved War but Overlooked Sex
Pre-modern European power was grounded in marriage and childbirth, not just conflict.
Somalis Need More Than an Election to Lift Them Out of Economic Despair
Somalis are having the wrong national dialogue.
There Will Be Another Pandemic. Women Can Stop It.
From the household to the national stage, women play crucial roles in global health systems. Governments should adopt inclusive strategies before another crisis strikes.
Trump’s Legacy Is a Global Alliance Against Women’s Rights
U.S. conservatives have forged dangerous ties on abortion with reactionaries abroad.
It Takes More Than a Diverse Cabinet to Advance a Feminist Foreign Policy
The Biden administration must move beyond superficial inclusion and actively promote gender equality globally while seeking to reverse the harm done in the name of forever wars.
After a Century of Lobbying, Women Are Finally Getting Top Jobs in Washington
Instead of talking about “binders full of women,” the new president has appointed several key female leaders in the national security agencies—but the U.S. government is still a long way from gender parity.
Why Nigeria Is Losing Its Fight to Prosecute Rape
Women who accuse men of sexual assault have faced backlash, high-profile defamation lawsuits, and even retaliatory police investigations.
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.