It was a year of quiet, but major, progress for women’s issues in the U.S. government—and 2019 promises even more.
Afghanistan's first-ever all-female TV news station there runs a lot like any station in the U.S., with one big exception: These journalists are risking their lives.
Men caused the world’s worst humanitarian disaster, but it’s become clear they can’t fix it.
A pair of sisters fight to save women in Afghanistan's only oncology ward.
Throughout U.S. history, politicians have demonized immigrants at the expense of society as a whole. In a bid to whip up his base in the closing days before the midterm elections, President Donald Trump announced…
Iraq isn’t just flouting international law by collectively punishing the wives of Islamic State fighters—it’s inviting a return to war.
ISIS fighters committed genocide and rape against members of Iraq’s minority Yazidi faith, but here we ask, did Yazidi women suffer the most?
Don’t Let the Battle Over Kavanaugh Overshadow the Nobel Peace Prize’s Recognition of Sexual Violence
There’s a certain irony that the Nobel Peace Prize—given Friday to those working to raise awareness of sexual violence in conflict—may well have been overshadowed by news of the confirmation of U.S. Supreme Court Justice…
Inside the expensive and complicated NATO campaign to get more women into the Afghan security forces, and keep them alive.
Now that the Islamic State has lost its militant grip on Iraq, what will become of the women being punished for their husbands' crimes?
‘I didn’t want this for my daughters. I wanted them to have a future’ It was just after 4 a.m. when Pa Hua discovered that her smiley, bookish daughter, Yami, was missing – her schoolbag…
This weekend’s meeting of female foreign ministers will be a historic achievement—and not nearly enough for the world’s women.
In a country where condoms, birth control pills and IUDs are hugely unpopular, many women turn to sterilisation. It’s costing them their lives.
One way to change cultural attitudes towards menstruation? Bring bring men into the conversation, experts say.
TARIFA, Spain — Mercy lay motionless on the bed, afraid to move as the stranger pulled up his trousers and refastened his belt. Even after he left, she remained frozen. An hour passed. Then another.…
Sitting on the back of police motorcycles, we held onto the thin-framed women steering in front of us as we zoomed down Jaipur’s bustling streets. It was a bright, hot day in April, and we…
In Agra, a stone’s throw from the Taj Mahal, a group of women are refusing to hide.
A year on, activists are still struggling to change the broader culture.