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.
All the Prime Minister’s Women
Female members of Imran Khan’s party claim that Pakistan’s new leader has their interests at heart. Does he?
Putin Doesn’t Care about Sex Trafficking
Russia could have done something to prevent sexual exploitation of foreign women during the World Cup. It chose not to.
Motherhood Is Kicking Indian Women Out of Work
A new act gives more maternity leave — and reinforces the same old patriarchal values.
Ireland’s Nasty No Campaign
Anti-abortion activists are deploying every imaginable scare tactic to defeat a referendum that would grant Irish women the right to choose.
U.N. Sexual Assault Investigations Die in Darkness
Leaked reports reveal the organization's faulty forensics on sexual misconduct — and the culture of impunity they produce.
I Was Hillary Clinton’s Chief Foreign-Policy Advisor. And I Have a #MeToo Mea Culpa.
Men in positions of power need to do better. That includes me.
#MeToo Is All Too Common in National Security
I signed the letter, but didn’t think I deserved to be called a “survivor.” Until I started remembering the trail of abuse.
U.S. Pushes Back Against U.N. Anti-Violence Resolutions
Wary of creeping international law, U.S. diplomats fight a rearguard action to limit the scope of two U.N. resolutions on women and children.
Russians Don’t Understand Why Anyone Is Upset With ‘Girl Crazy’ Weinstein
In Putin’s Russia, discussion of sexual harassment and domestic violence are largely taboo.
The King Hands Over the Car Keys
How Saudi women finally grabbed the wheel from the country's religious conservatives.