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​​‘Kill the Indian … save the man’: Tracing the government’s long, racist history of uprooting Native children

The challenges Native American families currently face under Minnesota’s child welfare system are echoes of a racist past. Here’s how more than two centuries of federal policies aimed at annihilating Native culture set the stage…

Minnesota’s foster care system perpetuates the legacy of racist boarding schools, Native mothers and experts say

For many Native mothers, the fear of having their children ripped away from them and the ripple effects of generations of forced family separations remain omnipresent.

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.

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.

It’s not just Texas and Mississippi: Abortion access is in jeopardy across the Deep South

As all eyes turn to the landmark case before the Supreme Court, advocates in the South say they’ve been sounding the alarm on access for years.

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?

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…

Mysterious deaths of mother, daughter lay bare neglect of rural healthcare in India

The deaths of a village elder and her daughter during India's second COVID-19 wave raise important questions about lapses in the Indian government’s pandemic response.

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 — despite polls with dire predictions of a mass…

Would you manage 70 children and a 15-ton vehicle for $18 an hour?

How the nationwide school bus driver shortage helps explain our economic weirdness.

‘Since the Taliban Took Over, I Have Lost Almost Everything’

An Afghan woman is attacked by a Taliban soldier during a protest. Then one shows up at her door the next day. Now she must flee.

‘My Classmates Have No Hope’

“We were the ones hoping to shape the future, but they took that future away from us,” a teen girl writes, describing the “terror” of attending a high school in northern Afghanistan under Taliban control.

The loneliest lactation consultant in the world

Pakistan has 50 million women of childbearing age and only one globally certified person to help them feed their newborns.

Child Care at NYC Public Housing Plagued by Unsanitary and Unsafe Conditions, Operators Say

Providers say they shoulder costs for heating and repairs — and have concerns for the children in their care. Some 400 child care centers are housed in buildings operated by New York City Housing Authority,…

‘We Must Stay Strong’

A young Afghan woman seeks solidarity and hope for women and girls despite Taliban oppression.

‘Can You Imagine How Difficult It Is to Feel Exiled in Your Own City?’

A female journalist in Kabul adjusts to life under the Taliban’s shadow.

‘I Want to Continue My Education’

A 19-year-old dressmaker in Kabul fears her dreams of continuing her education will make her a target for the Taliban.

Should abusive partners have parental rights?

A gruesome case of “vicarious violence” in Spain raises new questions about whether abusive partners can ever be good parents.

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