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She Made Jeans for Americans. When They Stopped Shopping, She Turned to Sex Work

As the garment sector—one of the Lesotho’s largest employers—crumbles during the coronavirus pandemic, a 30-year-old factory worker turns to sex work to make do.
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Did Angela Merkel Matter for Women?

Whatever labels have been affixed to this often-inscrutable woman, there is one that she herself has consistently dodged: feminist.
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Violence Spikes As Myanmar Garment Workers Say Factories Are Colluding With the Junta

With tensions rising in alleged military-linked factories, brands such as Mango and Zara have cut ties in recent months. But at what cost to the mostly female workforce?
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Women With Children Having Harder Time Re-entering NYC Workforce

A new study shows 41% of women living with kids in New York Ci are not working compared to 24% of men with children — a lingering effect of remote school and a perpetual child…
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Why There Hasn’t Been A Mass Exodus Of Teachers

Much has been reported about the “she-cession,” how women have left the workplace in disproportionate numbers. Journalist Rebecca Klein investigates why that hasn’t happened among teachers.

Environment
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‘No Fish Means No Food’: How Yurok Women Are Fighting For Their Tribe’s Health

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Female ‘Hotshot’ Firefighters Want Action on Reproductive Health Risks

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In Nigeria, Gas Giants Get Rich As Women Sink into Poverty

Are Chemicals Poisoning the World’s Female Workers?


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