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Low Wages, Sexual Harassment and Unreliable Tips. This Is Life in America’s Booming Service Industry

As job seekers are flooding into the service industry, they’re being met with low pay, few benefits and no raises as they age and gain more expertise.

‘I Need the Money But I Feel Guilt.’ How a Drought-Resistant Crop Turned Women in Kenya into Reluctant Drug Lords

Khat is one of the most popular — and lucrative — drugs in the region, bringing in $400,000 a day in Kenya alone for its primarily women sellers.

Doubts Still Linger on Kenyans’ Safety in Middle East

Stories of Kenyan women migrant workers pleading for help led the Kenya government to shut down thousands of unregulated recruiting agencies.

Do Traffickers Kidnap Their Victims? The Myths and Realities of Human Trafficking

As awareness and understanding around human trafficking grows, so do its myths, filtered and fertilized through social media and misunderstandings.

Staying Connected: Moms Who Pump in Prison

While a woman’s right to pump her breast milk is legally protected in the United States, the privilege doesn’t extend to incarcerated moms.

When Will #MeToo Reach Places Like North Philly?

There are so many of barriers facing women in below-poverty-line neighborhoods, but one that is rarely talked about is the pervasive sexual harassment.

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

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.

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…

Nigerian girls often still drop out of school to work, despite the country’s increasing wealth

Kehinde and Taiwo are among 10.5 million children in Nigeria who are not in primary school — no country in the world has more children out of school.

The World According to Men

How journalists portray the world has real consequences, and the world is being portrayed through a male lens.

The “Gang of Girls” Risks Their Lives to Report From Inside a War Zone

Amid the rubble of Syria, a band of women are risking prison, or worse, to report, write, and edit the civil war's paper of record.
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