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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 gather in a community center in Coatecas Altas. It doesn’t take long for them to talk about the pressures of marrying at a young age.

The Dangers of Forcing Gender Equality in Afghanistan

The idea of supporting measures that expand gender equality seems like an easy call. But, as one Afghan woman's story shows, bolstering the ranks of women in security forces in a country like Afghanistan is…

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

Kehinde and Taiwo are among 10.5 million children in Nigeria who are not in primary school — no country in the world has more children out of school.

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

Women and girls are bearing the brunt of the consequences of climate change.

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.

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.

Turkish Women Rising

Turkish women risk peril in demanding their rights. One particular group refused to keep quiet, catapulting the fight for women’s rights into the spotlight.

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

Burundian activist Marie Louise hopes to help stop the bloodshed in Burundi, a country teetering on the edge of genocide.

‘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.

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.

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