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Women in Ghana Battle a U.S.-Owned Gold Mine for Land and Livelihood

Yaa Konadu wasn’t at the farm when the men came to take it away from her. “Come,” said one of her workers, who called the 74-year-old grandmother at her home in town with the bad…

Why Child Marriage Persists In Mexico

A dozen young women sit in a stuffy, gnat-filled room in a community center in Coatecas Altas, part of Mexico’s Oaxaca state. At first they’re shy. But it doesn’t take long for them to start…

The Dangers of Forcing Gender Equality in Afghanistan

  KABUL, Afghanistan — Sitting cross-legged on the floor of a sparsely decorated Kabul apartment, the young, bubbly woman told me why she lies to her neighbors. She tells them she’s a nurse when they…

Nigerian girls often still drop out of school to work, despite the country’s increasing wealth

  When their mother was well and in their home in Lagos, Nigeria, 15-year old twins Kehinde and Taiwo Oni thought that they, like their mom, would finish secondary school. But when she had to…

Trump Pulled Out of the Paris Climate Agreement—And Women of All Ages Will Feel It

This afternoon President Trump announced his decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Accord, a widely endorsed agreement that unites 195 countries around the effort to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions and make other environmentally friendly…

Femicide The Rallying Cry For Families Of Girls Killed In Guatemalan Orphanage Fire

  Lawyers claim the disaster that killed 41 girls at the San José Pinula children’s shelter reflects wider state failings on the protection of women in Guatemala Outside Palacio Verde, in the centre of Guatemala…

Women are Dying in Turkey

  On a quiet November evening in 2014, Eda Okutgen left her apartment in the coastal Turkish city of Izmir and ran for her life. She didn’t get far. Her ex-husband, Ugur Buynak, had already…

Turkish Women Rising

Turkish women risk peril in demanding their rights. Protestors face police tear gas and water cannons, courting detention and jail time for demonstrating against the government or in support of issues like LGBT rights. But…

‘You Cannot Have Peace If You Don’t Listen to Women’

KIGALI, Rwanda –  Marie shuffled seven chairs to fit around the table in her courtyard, placed down a tray of tea, and poured water into glasses. When her friends arrived, she hugged each of them.…

‘Fake news’ fuelled civil war in Burundi. Now it’s being used again

Exiled journalists tell of how decades of balanced post-conflict reporting is being dismantled by President Nkurunziza. As a journalist, it is Aline’s job to report on her country and president, but she doesn’t know how…

This Is How Trump’s Abortion Policy Will Curb Life-Saving Health Care

  “Many are going to die,” warned one impoverished 17-year-old Kenyan woman who nearly lost her life to a back-alley abortion. Quinter Atieno was 13 years old when she first sought out a back-alley abortion.…

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