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Three decades after the FMLA became law, caregiving responsibilities still knock women out of the workforce

Thirty years ago, on Feb. 5, 1993, President Clinton signed into law the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), which allows employees to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave from work when they…

A rare instance of accountability

Overharvesting of frankincense led our reporter down a years-long investigation into abuse and exploitation in the essential oils industry.

Eating last and least: Widening gender hunger gap raises climate alarm

Women typically eat less in Indian households and are often found compromising their share of food to feed others in the family exposing the growing hunger crisis.

Women left out of 9/11 benefits finally eligible for health care, compensation

After a decade of lobbying and waiting, 9/11 first responders and survivors with uterine cancer can finally get the federal health coverage they’ve long been promised.

In Afghanistan, threatening the very survival of women

A new Taliban decree forbids Afghan women from working for foreign aid groups. We talk to two experts in the country about its impact.

On these women-run Himalayan farms, even climate-resilient crops are failing

As countries experiment with climate solutions, experience of women farmers in the Indian Himalayas shows the complexities of the climate crisis and the costs of not involving local communities.

The only cancer that won’t get covered for women of 9/11

The women of 9/11 suffering from uterine cancer thought they were finally going to get health coverage - instead, they remain stuck in limbo.

Somaliland’s Frankincense Brings Gold to Companies. Its Women Pay the Price.

Female workers tell of exploitation and sexual assault at frankincense warehouse supplying US essential oils company.

Climate change puts more women at risk for domestic violence

Extreme weather events that climate change is making more frequent and more intense are also pushing up violence against women around the world.
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