women's studies

People gather outside the National Maternity Hospital in El Salvador on May 30, 2013. (Jose Cabezas/AFP/Getty Images)

On the Front Lines of El Salvador’s Underground Abortion Economy

Amid an indifferent state and an activist Church, a defiant network of health workers struggle to offer a reprieve from the world’s most restrictive abortion laws.

policewoman (R) warns a woman about the state of her clothing and hair during a crackdown on adhering to the strict Islamic dress code in Tehran April 22, 2007

The Islamic Republic’s War on Women

The election of Hassan Rouhani gave new momentum to Iran’s devout Muslim feminists — but the mullahs aren’t having it.

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