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Her Case Set The Precedent for The Trump Administration. Now She’s Been Granted Asylum

Trump’s Attorney General Jeff Sessions denied a woman's asylum case in 2018. Now, that decision has been lifted, and she has obtained asylum this week. But the implications go beyond her own case.

As the Taliban Resurges in Afghanistan, Girls Are Already Losing Schools

Girls’ education—once a signature achievement of U.S. involvement in Afghanistan—is increasingly under threat as the Taliban tightens its grip.

NYC Immigrant Communities Have Long Been Represented by White Men. Will This Election Change That?

Women of color are running to transform local governance in New York and across the U.S., driven by the belief that their communities have been neglected and inspired by the successes at the national level.

Could Women’s Rights be Key to Unifying Israel’s Government?

Israel’s political future could influence the future for women in Israel, as well as elsewhere in the greater region.

As Attention Turns to Child Care, the System’s Unsung Heroes Ask for Recognition

The pandemic is disrupting one of the most prevalent forms of child care for children younger than 6: the informal network of family, friends and neighbor caregivers.

Taxi Medallion Crisis Drives Council Candidates on Road Toward a Rescue

Some seeking office have been shaped by family suffering in the yellow-cab medallion financial collapse — or their own experiences driving cabs. They say only a bold bailout will avoid calamity.

Online, in Courtrooms and at Protests, Palestinian Women Lead Calls for Change

Online, in courtrooms and at protests, Palestinian women fight looming evictions of Palestinian families in Sheikh Jarrah — and for their future.

The Legacy of Wartime Atrocities Still Looms Over Asian Alliances

A South Korean court's surprising dismissal of the landmark "comfort women" decision continues the debate over what justice looks like for survivors of wartime sexual violence and rape.

The Right to Work

Across the US, the decriminalization of sex work has become increasingly popular, provoking intense debates within communities. But what role, if any, will the police play?

India’s Suffering Female Farmers Have the Most to Lose

Activists say India’s farm reforms have been pushed through without input from key stakeholders—including female farmers. With virtually no power to negotiate, they fear they’ll face further disempowerment under the new laws.

10 Years After the Arab Spring, Tunisian Feminists Fight a Similar Battle

Despite some of the Arab world’s most progressive laws on gender equality, Tunisian women say they’ve been let down by the state. Now, a growing movement of intersectional feminists is pushing for change.

The ICC’s Major Anti-Kony Verdict Is No Relief for His Victims

A member of the brutal Lord’s Resistance Army rebel group has been convicted of crimes against humanity, but the survivors are still struggling to pull their lives together.

Revealed: US Citizen Newborns Sent to Mexico Under Trump-Era Border Ban

Migrant women were sent back to Mexico within days of giving birth and without an opportunity to collect birth certificates for their U.S. citizen newborns. They were “expelled” under a policy Trump officials put in…

‘I Want To Go Home’: Pandemic Exposes Exploitative Conditions Filipina Domestic Workers Face

Filipina women interviewed across Asia, Europe and the Middle East lost jobs or had salaries cut since the pandemic — others were subjected to physical abuse.

Threat of Deportation Looms for Migrant Women Detained in Italy, Despite Rights to Legal Protection

Undocumented migrant women are cut off from critical support services inside Italy’s immigration detention center during the pandemic and are being deported despite their legal right to protection as a result.

Poland’s Abortion Rights Protests Lead to a Louder Call for Gender Equity

Women across Poland have been at the heart of a protest movement railing against a ruling that would ban most abortions — the country’s largest protests since the end of Communism 30 years ago. Now…

Could Reparations From the UK Address Gender Inequality in Barbados? The Prime Minister Thinks So.

As Covid-19 worsens the gender inequity in the Caribbean, the Barbadian prime minister is calling on the UK to pay up.

The Pentagon remains a battlefield for women

President-elect Joe Biden’s historic pick for Secretary of Defense dashed hopes for another first: a female head of the Pentagon.
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