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We document the systemic obstacles preventing women from accessing reliable health care, including maternal, newborn, and sexual and reproductive health care, and delineate the consequences of not prioritizing women’s safety and security, including gender-based violence. Through rigorous data reporting, we expose how investing in women’s health benefits communities, economies, and entire societies.

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?

A year on, activists are still struggling to change the broader culture.

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, Colombia threw the future of its peace deal into uncertainty.

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.

Trolling The Patriarchy With Photos Of Battered Women – One Woman’s Quest To Change Russia’s Domestic Violence Laws

For Russian women's rights activist Alena Popova, battling the patriarchy is a full-time job.
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