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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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…
As Covid-19 worsens the gender inequity in the Caribbean, the Barbadian prime minister is calling on the UK to pay up.
President-elect Joe Biden’s historic pick for Secretary of Defense dashed hopes for another first: a female head of the Pentagon.
Teen pregnancy in Zimbabwe has skyrocketed during the pandemic. But a new law — and a change in mindset — promise to keep girls in school.
Parents detained at an immigration center in Texas face what advocates call a “binary” choice: let the children be released alone or remain detained together and bear the threat of catching a deadly disease.
While President Donald Trump’s defeat may have dealt a blow to his brand of “macho populism,” the phenomenon isn’t going away any time soon. And in many cases, it’s women themselves who are fueling it.
Democrats have long pointed to Black voters, more specifically, Black women, as a crucial voting bloc. But this November, successfully flipping the southern, Republican-led state of Georgia to the Democrats for the first time in…
Despite a record number of Republican women on ballots this year, every single Black woman is a long shot in the GOP field for Congress—why?
Combined with the barriers to voting that Native Americans already encounter, those who are domestic violence survivors face unique obstacles to casting ballots.
KAUGAMA, Nigeria—Saki Samuno hissed at the darkening skies. The women around her wore the same irritated look as they pointed upwards, anticipating a torrential downpour. After months without access to family planning services, 28-year-old Samuno…