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In Afghanistan, Where Breast Cancer is a Death Sentence, Women Fight to Save Lives

  There is no radiation or readily available chemotherapy for women who have breast cancer in Afghanistan. Yet a pair of sisters are fighting to save women in the country’s only oncology ward. Sherbano gripped…

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, and even taboo, many women turn to sterilisation – often in unsanitary and dangerous conditions. It’s costing them their lives. Devika Biswas…

From Prison To Periods: Meet The Men Fighting Menstruation Taboos

  Joshua Omanya arrives at Soweto Baptist school in Kibera to hold a training session. In 2005, Joshua Omanya was sentenced to death. A self-confessed ‘bad boy’, he grew up in Kibera, the largest slum…

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. 31-year-old Raukaiya is holding a tiny compact mirror up to her face. With shiny hair pulled back into…

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? Last November, I was standing in the backyard of a home…

This Is How Trump’s Abortion Policy Will Curb Life-Saving Health Care

  “Many are going to die,” warned one impoverished 17-year-old Kenyan woman who nearly lost her life to a back-alley abortion. Quinter Atieno was 13 years old when she first sought out a back-alley abortion.…
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