Inside the expensive and complicated NATO campaign to get more women into the Afghan security forces, and keep them alive.
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?
‘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…
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, many women turn to sterilisation. It’s costing them their lives.
From Prison To Periods: Meet The Men Fighting Menstruation Taboos
One way to change cultural attitudes towards menstruation? Bring bring men into the conversation, experts say.
They left sub-Saharan Africa for the promise of Europe. Now they face an uncertain future.
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 left, she remained frozen. An hour passed. Then another.…
Dispatch From Jaipur: ELLE Embeds With India’s Female Motorbike Police
Sitting on the back of police motorcycles, we held onto the thin-framed women steering in front of us as we zoomed down Jaipur’s bustling streets. It was a bright, hot day in April, and we…
The Café Run Entirely By Acid Attack Survivors
In Agra, a stone’s throw from the Taj Mahal, a group of women are refusing to hide.
One Year Ago, Tunisia Passed A Groundbreaking Law To Protect Women. Has It Worked?
In the 1990s, Ahlem Behladj learned to brave being hassled each day by the police officers that hung around outside the women’s shelter in downtown Tunis. This was during the 23-year-long dictatorship of Zine el…
The Bangladesh brothels where men pay child brides for sex – while police look the other way
Sex work is legal in Bangladesh. So is child marriage. Now in an exclusive investigation, The Telegraph and The Fuller Project can reveal the two have become intrinsically linked.
Rebels With A Cause: The All Female Motorbike Squads Tackling India’s Rape Problem
A woman is raped every 13 minutes in India. As the situation reaches desperate proportions, one police commissioner thinks there might be an answer.
Colombia Was Just Starting To Deliver Justice To Women. Will A New President Get In The Way?
With the election of a new president Sunday, Colombia threw the future of its peace deal into uncertainty. Conservative candidate Ivan Duque has repeatedly pledged to roll back parts of the landmark 2016 peace agreement…
Amid Smoldering E-Waste In The West Bank, Activists Fight For Reform
Burning electronic waste to extract metals for resale is toxic, illegal, and common in the Palestinian Territories. Can activists forge a new path?
The War on Drugs Failed. It’s Time for a War on Abuse.
It's time to reallocate law enforcement and judicial resources to fighting domestic and partner abuse, journalists Natalie Schreyer and Jessica Klein write.
Welcome To Puntland: Where Many Men Don’t Consider Rape A Crime
Every morning, 28-year-old Officer Shamis Abdi Bile rises before dawn to make breakfast for her three young children. She bustles around the house, taking part in a few of the traditional tenets homemaking, something that…
Domestic Abusers: Dangerous for Women — and Lethal for Cops
In 2017, more officers were shot responding to domestic violence than any other type of firearm-related fatality, statistics show.
Teaching boys that ‘real men’ would stop rape
Isaac, a 15-year-old boy, watched as a group of men grabbed a young girl. It was a bustling new year’s eve in Kibera, Kenya’s largest slum, and he knew she was in trouble. He also…
A Lethal Combination
What we know about domestic abusers with guns—and how efforts to disarm them could prevent some mass shootings.