Tiffany Cabán and Mercedes Narcisse plunge New York City’s legislature into a fierce debate dividing domestic violence advocates about the role of law enforcement in getting help for survivors.
A new requirement from the Taliban— that women be accompanied by a male chaperone when seeking healthcare—is preventing many Afghan women from getting the treatment they need at a time when the country is facing a severe economic crisis, food insecurity and a massive spike in COVID-19 cases.
A new bill making its way through the Georgia statehouse would criminalize access to abortion pills by telemedicine — a common, safe, easy way to end early pregnancies that the federal government first allowed last year.
Boko Haram militants are surrendering to the Nigerian government as part of a rehabilitation program. But the women they once tortured are demanding justice too.
‘Every shift, we’re just barely making it’: What nurses want us to know about the South’s COVID crisis
The pandemic didn’t create the nursing plight in the South, but burnout and low pay have made it worse.
In rural India, stricken by pandemic, necessity of invention fills in for the state: Reporter’s Notebook
A short news clip about the mysterious deaths of two women in a home they shared with their family took reporter Puja Changoiwala on a journey through a COVID-ravaged landscape in rural India.
Child trafficking is on the rise in one of the most climate vulnerable places on earth—revealing blind spots in climate policy, experts tell contributor Ritwika Mitra.
The pandemic’s emotional strains are falling especially heavy on communities hit hardest by COVID, unemployment and child care challenges.
Ten-day quarantines are forcing families to keep young kids home, causing chaos for those in need of child care — regardless of negative COVID test results.
As all eyes turn to the landmark case before the Supreme Court, advocates in the South say they’ve been sounding the alarm on access for years.
The deaths of a village elder and her daughter during India's second COVID-19 wave raise important questions about lapses in the Indian government’s pandemic response.
An Afghan woman is attacked by a Taliban soldier during a protest. Then one shows up at her door the next day. Now she must flee.
Pakistan has 50 million women of childbearing age and only one globally certified person to help them feed their newborns.
Providers say they shoulder costs for heating and repairs — and have concerns for the children in their care. Some 400 child care centers are housed in buildings operated by New York City Housing Authority,…
A 19-year-old dressmaker in Kabul fears her dreams of continuing her education will make her a target for the Taliban.
A gruesome case of “vicarious violence” in Spain raises new questions about whether abusive partners can ever be good parents.
Their salmon have all but disappeared, so Yurok mothers are fighting for their tribe’s health and food sovereignty.
Denise Williams went to Queens Hospital Center last month. Her family found out 48 hours later that the 29-year-old mother of two had died at the city-run hospital. They still don’t know why.