Trump’s Legacy Is a Global Alliance Against Women’s Rights
U.S. conservatives have forged dangerous ties on abortion with reactionaries abroad.
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.
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.
Checking In on Mexico’s Feminist Foreign Policy
Almost one year in, an ambitious set of norms has had mixed results.
In Afghanistan, Bringing New Life Into the World Is Deadly
Terrorist violence and COVID-19 have set maternal health back decades.
Poland’s Culture Wars
Central Europe’s battles over rights are dangerous, and Europe can’t risk handing Russia a victory.
Isolated in Rural Nigeria—and Waiting for America to Vote
Across much of the world—including one remote Nigerian village—the availability of family planning will largely depend on the outcome of the U.S. presidential election.
Let’s Make Women’s Power Culturally Acceptable
Twenty-five years on from the Beijing Platform, the world has made important advances in gender equity. The next step is to ensure that women claim their rights not just in theory but also in practice.
Britain’s Domestic Abuse Bill Still Leaves Migrants at Risk
After months of delay, Boris Johnson’s government has rejected amendments to the landmark legislation that would ensure support for some of the country’s most marginalized women.
Afghanistan’s Gen Z Is Fighting Back
Younger Afghans are on a mission to change how their country talks about life, death, and freedom.
Offline and Out of School
In India, education under lockdown and a deep digital divide threaten to undo real progress in rural areas.
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.
Spain’s Right Wing Sees Coronavirus Crisis as Opportunity
Conservatives have framed women’s rights rallies in March as a source of contagion, threatening to undermine the surging feminist movement.
In Rural Afghanistan, Some Taliban Gingerly Welcome Girls Schools
What’s different this time, villagers say, is many of the fighters’ own sisters and daughters are attending.
In Poland, Abortion Access Worsens Amid Pandemic
Abortions were already difficult to obtain and then came the coronavirus.
When Home Is More Dangerous Than the Coronavirus
Lockdowns are leaving domestic violence victims worldwide trapped with abusers.