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A Long Women’s March through Congress

It was a year of quiet, but major, progress for women’s issues in the U.S. government—and 2019 promises even more.

A Look Inside the First All-Female TV News Station in Afghanistan

The 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. It’s 4:00 A.M., and Kabul is dark and still.…

Women Want to Put Yemen Back Together Again

Men caused the world’s worst humanitarian disaster, but it’s become clear they can’t fix it.

In Afghanistan, Where Breast Cancer is a Death Sentence, Women Fight to Save Lives

  There is no radiation or readily available chemotherapy for women who have breast cancer in Afghanistan. Yet a pair of sisters are fighting to save women in the country’s only oncology ward. Sherbano gripped…

Why Trump’s Immigration Policy Will Hurt All Americans

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 is Tempting Fate By Punishing Women

The country isn’t just flouting international law by collectively punishing the wives of Islamic State fighters—it’s inviting a return to war.

Justice for Survivors of ISIS: The Plight of Yazidi Women

ISIS fighters committed genocide and rape against members of Iraq’s minority Yazidi faith, but here we ask, did Yazidi women suffer the most? And why has no ISIS member been prosecuted for these crimes? The…

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…

Dangers of Being an Afghan Woman in Uniform

  Two dozen Afghan women in their early 20s, dressed in camouflage uniforms, trudge through prickly thistle plants under a nearly full moon. No one dares speak, the silence broken only by too-big army-issued boots…

The Truth About the Wives of ISIS

Now that the Islamic State has lost its militant grip on Iraq, what will become of the women being punished for their husbands’ crimes? Late at night, when the wind whips between the rows of…

‘I’m Too Tired To Cry’: The Laotian Girls Who Are Kidnapped To Become Child Brides

‘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…

I Went to an Elite Prep School like Christine Blasey Ford’s. Here’s Why the Kavanaugh Hearing Was Deeply Disturbing for Grads Like Me

As Thursday’s Senate hearing into Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations that Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when in high school at Georgetown Preparatory School was about to get underway, protestors and…

One Small Step For Feminist Foreign Policy

This weekend’s meeting of female foreign ministers will be a historic achievement—and not nearly enough for the world’s women.

Botched Sterilisation Surgeries are Killing Indian Women. One Women Wants to Save Them

In a country where condoms, birth control pills and IUDs are hugely unpopular, and even taboo, many women turn to sterilisation – often in unsanitary and dangerous conditions. It’s costing them their lives. Devika Biswas…

After 13 white male deans, Fletcher students say ‘it’s time’

Immediately after Admiral James Stavridis’ announcement that he would step down as dean of The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Sophie Pouget (F ’18) posted on Facebook urging graduates to pen a letter to…

From Prison To Periods: Meet The Men Fighting Menstruation Taboos

  Joshua Omanya arrives at Soweto Baptist school in Kibera to hold a training session. In 2005, Joshua Omanya was sentenced to death. A self-confessed ‘bad boy’, he grew up in Kibera, the largest slum…

They left sub-Saharan Africa for the promise of Europe. Now they face an uncertain future.

  ‘I will face Europe and see for myself’ 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…

Dispatch From Jaipur: ELLE Embeds With India’s Female Motorbike Police

  Behind-the-scenes of our latest The Warriors story, in collaboration with The Fuller Project. Sitting on the back of police motorcycles, we held onto the thin-framed women steering in front of us as we zoomed…

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