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.
Trump’s War on the Concept of Women’s Health
The United States has joined with a group of authoritarian countries in opposing not just abortion, but also basic medical vocabulary that applies to women.
Living While Female in Mongolia
The country has some of the worst rates of sexual violence in Asia—and old attitudes are proving hard to change.
In Israel’s Endless Elections, Female Candidates Have Been the Biggest Losers
Party mergers and other systemic problems have buried the country’s once-vaunted female political leadership.
Feminism Is Uniting Argentina’s Left and Right
Ahead of elections, politicians on both sides are acknowledging the need to empower women.
For Bosnian Women, No Justice—and No Seats
In the Balkan wars, women were targets. In postwar governments, they’ve been pushed out of sight.
Trump Administration Steps Up War on Reproductive Rights
U.S. diplomats team up with a “rogues’ gallery” of conservative states to roll back global reproductive health gains of the past quarter-century.
What the G-7 Got Right—and Wrong—About Gender Equality
When the United States takes the helm of the group next year, it will have an opportunity to do even better.
A Generation of Girls Is Missing in India
Sex-selective abortion fuels a cycle of patriarchy and abuse.
Young Voters Care About Abortion Policy. Argentine Politicians Are Ignoring Them.
The youth vote is becoming increasingly important in Argentina, but the leading presidential candidates are deliberately avoiding the issue that matters most to them.