Why Does Spain’s Progressive Prime Minister Want to Ban Prostitution?
Pedro Sánchez hopes to bolster his feminist credentials—and take on the far right.
The Loneliest Lactation Consultant in the World
Pakistan has 50 million women of childbearing age and only one globally certified person to help them feed their newborns.
Jennifer Klein on the U.S.’s ‘First Ever’ National Gender Strategy
“We want it to be aspirational,” said co-chair of U.S. President Joe Biden’s policy council.
Why Does the Singaporean Government Care About Egg Freezing?
The city-state’s ban on the procedure is making its demographic problems worse.
Why Can’t Women End Wars?
Even as other domains of policy diversify, peacemaking is still left almost entirely to men.
Should Abusive Partners Have Parental Rights?
A gruesome case of “vicarious violence” in Spain raises new questions about whether abusive partners can ever be good parents.
No Country for Good Girls
Sonia Faleiro writes a searing account of the case of two Indian girls found hanging from a mango tree—and uncovers dark societal truths about how and why they died.
Can Social Media Bring Justice for Women in Pakistan?
The killing of Noor Mukadam has galvanized an unprecedented online movement.
What Happens When Women Can’t Get Legal Abortions
Examples from around the world show that restrictions can actually lead to more, not fewer, abortions.
‘They Left Us to the Taliban’
Six Afghan women describe their feelings of fear, anger, and betrayal in the wake of America’s departure.
U.N. Officials Downplayed Sexual Violence in Ethiopia in Leaked Call
In a conversation in March, U.N. officials on the ground questioned whether some reports of mass rapes in the Tigray fight were “media hype.”
The Tragic Fate of Afghanistan’s Journalists
Many are fleeing or in hiding. Women, some locked out of their outlets, are in particular danger.
Malaysia’s Sexist Citizenship Law Is Keeping Families Apart
Malaysian mothers can’t automatically pass on their nationality to foreign-born children. The pandemic has worsened the law’s ill effects.
To Improve Women’s Access to Capital in Africa, Look to California
Development finance institutions should follow California’s highly effective gender-equitable standards.
As Taliban Expand Control, Concerns About Forced Marriage and Sex Slavery Rise
In some Afghan towns, women are fleeing ahead of insurgent takeovers.
The Pandemic Hasn’t Stopped the Rise of the Women’s Movement
Digital tools have multiplied collective power around the world. Leaders must invest in sustaining it.
How to Close the Gender Gap in Peace Talks
Women’s representation is critical to lasting peace, but they are losing ground at the negotiating table.
Women Are the Key to Israel’s Government
One of the few things holding the motley coalition together is a focus on women’s rights.
The Sneaky Conservatism of China’s Feminist Dramas
As Beijing limits women’s choices, ta shidai television shows soothe without offering real change.