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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.Read the full article
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.Read the full article
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.Read the full article
‘They Left Us to the Taliban’
Six Afghan women describe their feelings of fear, anger, and betrayal in the wake of America’s departure.Read the full article
The World Hasn’t Figured Out How to Stop ‘Revenge Porn’
Various countries have outlawed the practice—but the laws don’t seem to be working.Read the full article
Could Women’s Rights be Key to Unifying Israel’s Government?
Israel’s political future could influence the future for women in Israel, as well as elsewhere in the greater region.Read the full article
Are chemicals poisoning the world’s female workers?
Women are disproportionately exposed to deadly substances—and may be getting disproportionately sickened by them.Read the full article
The Legacy of Wartime Atrocities Still Looms Over Asian Alliances
A South Korean court's surprising dismissal of the landmark "comfort women" decision continues the debate over what justice looks like for survivors of wartime sexual violence and rape.Read the full article
India’s Suffering Female Farmers Have the Most to Lose
Activists say India’s farm reforms have been pushed through without input from key stakeholders—including female farmers. With virtually no power to negotiate, they fear they’ll face further disempowerment under the new laws.Read the full article
The ICC’s Major Anti-Kony Verdict Is No Relief for His Victims
A member of the brutal Lord’s Resistance Army rebel group has been convicted of crimes against humanity, but the survivors are still struggling to pull their lives together.Read the full article
France Is in Denial About Domestic Violence
Deeply held beliefs around France being the birthplace of “courtly love” and a cradle of seduction may be holding the nation back from more aggressively pursuing issues around gender violence, advocates say.Read the full article
Sex Criminals Use Bitcoin. So Do the Police.
Cryptocurrencies offer vast potential for catching sexual predators—but it remains mostly untapped.Read the full article
The Pentagon remains a battlefield for women
President-elect Joe Biden’s historic pick for Secretary of Defense dashed hopes for another first: a female head of the Pentagon.Read the full article
The feminine appeal of macho populism
While President Donald Trump’s defeat may have dealt a blow to his brand of “macho populism,” the phenomenon isn’t going away any time soon. And in many cases, it’s women themselves who are fueling it.Read the full article
Transgender and Trapped in Sex-Based Social Distancing
Panama came up with a novel—and uniquely discriminatory—public health measure to combat the coronavirus.Read the full article
The Brutality of Brazil’s Pandemic Call Centers
Call centers are a mainstay of the Brazilian economy—and a growing menace to its workers.Read the full article