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What the World Loses if Turkey Destroys the Syrian Kurds

In spring 2015, the only semiofficial way to enter the Kurdish-controlled areas of northern Syria, referred to by Kurds as Rojava, was by boat across the narrow Tigris River from Iraqi Kurdistan. The boats were…

The Poland Model—Promoting ‘Family Values’ With Cash Handouts

SOBOLEW, Poland—Andrzej and Izabela Gromuł have a lot going on, with three boys ranging from 5 to 12, and a daughter on the way. On the warm Saturday afternoon that we spoke, the grassy backyard…

Dade County Florida Program for Trafficked Children

Listen to the podcast here. It might be pushing it to call the Trump administration’s family separation policy a cause of the national rise in the sexual trafficking of children, but there is evidence to…

How Domestic Abusers Weaponize the Courts

When the phone rang one evening in June 2016, “D” could guess who was calling even before her mother answered. He’d called the house before—D knew it was him—but he’d always remained silent after her…

Trump’s Human Trafficking Record Is Fake News

The U.S. government has just released a highly anticipated human rights report that whitewashes the effects of its own policies.

Britain Is Making Sexual Harassment a Hate Crime

Five different times, Shana Grice reported her ex-boyfriend to the police in Sussex, England.

Only Women Can Stop the Apocalypse

Nearly three decades after the end of the Cold War, nuclear conflict remains the single greatest immediate threat to global security.

Trump Exposed for Undercutting Trafficking Victim Protections

Listen to the episode here. See Jenna’s article at the 4:11 mark. The Trump administration is cracking down on key protections for victims of human trafficking, an international crisis impacting 40 million victims. MSNBC Chief…

El Salvador Kills Women as the U.S. Shrugs

Washington helped start an epidemic of violence against women in Central America. Now it’s washing its hands of the problem.

How a Miami Judge Pioneered a New Way of Handling Minor Human Trafficking Cases

The turning point came the day a 13-year-old girl appeared in Judge Maria Sampedro-Iglesias’s Miami courtroom. The child wouldn’t make eye contact, so the judge asked her to approach the bench. That’s when she saw…

Trump’s Anti-Trafficking Argument for a Border Wall

In 1997, Ima Matul, a seventeen-year-old living in rural Indonesia, was offered a job as a live-in housekeeper in Los Angeles. The person who recruited her promised that, if she worked for a few years,…

America Never Gave Afghan Women a Chance

Washington failed at the most promising path toward stability in Afghanistan: keeping the country’s women alive.

In Mosques Across Morocco, Women are Leading a Quiet Revolution

Not long ago, a woman confided a terrible secret to Zineb Hidra. Her husband, she whispered, was an alcoholic. He spent the young family’s money on liquor, and beat her when he was drunk. One…

Iraq is Tempting Fate By Punishing Women

The country isn’t just flouting international law by collectively punishing the wives of Islamic State fighters—it’s inviting a return to war.

Justice for Survivors of ISIS: The Plight of Yazidi Women

ISIS fighters committed genocide and rape against members of Iraq’s minority Yazidi faith, but here we ask, did Yazidi women suffer the most? And why has no ISIS member been prosecuted for these crimes? The…

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? Late at night, when the wind whips between the rows of…

One Year Ago, Tunisia Passed A Groundbreaking Law To Protect Women. Has It Worked?

  In the 1990s, Ahlem Behladj learned to brave being hassled each day by the police officers that hung around outside the women’s shelter in downtown Tunis. This was during the 23-year-long dictatorship of Zine…

Colombia Was Just Starting To Deliver Justice To Women. Will A New President Get In The Way?

  With the election of a new president Sunday, Colombia threw the future of its peace deal into uncertainty. Conservative candidate Ivan Duque has repeatedly pledged to roll back parts of the landmark 2016 peace…
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