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Violence Against Women

Claira’s story: A ‘Broken, Normal’ Woman Preyed Upon by ‘Life’

More than 200 cases of sex or labor trafficking have been reported from Alabama to the national trafficking hotline since 2015.

Do Traffickers Kidnap Their Victims? The Myths and Realities of Human Trafficking

As awareness and understanding around human trafficking grows, so do its myths, filtered and fertilized through social media and misunderstandings.

When Will #MeToo Reach Places Like North Philly?

There are so many of barriers facing women in below-poverty-line neighborhoods, but one that is rarely talked about is the pervasive sexual harassment.

In Mosques Across Morocco, Women are Leading a Quiet Revolution

Trained and employed as clerics by the Moroccan government, hundreds of women are experts in Islamic law and tradition and wield power that allows them to promote and defend women’s rights.

‘Men Kill Women Because They Can’: Inside El Salvador’s Devastating Femicide Crisis

Inside El Salvador's devastating femicide crisis.

Iraq is Tempting Fate By Punishing Women

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

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?

Don’t Let the Battle Over Kavanaugh Overshadow the Nobel Peace Prize’s Recognition of Sexual Violence

There’s a certain irony that the Nobel Peace Prize—given Friday to those working to raise awareness of sexual violence in conflict—may well have been overshadowed by news of the confirmation of U.S. Supreme Court Justice…

Dangers of Being an Afghan Woman in Uniform

Inside the expensive and complicated NATO campaign to get more women into the Afghan security forces, and keep them alive.
A group of children around a woman in a burqa; standing outside a refugee camp

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?

‘I’m Too Tired To Cry’: The Laotian Girls Who Are Kidnapped To Become Child Brides

‘I didn’t want this for my daughters. I wanted them to have a future’ It was just after 4 a.m. when Pa Hua discovered that her smiley, bookish daughter, Yami, was missing – her schoolbag…

They left sub-Saharan Africa for the promise of Europe. Now they face an uncertain future.

TARIFA, Spain — Mercy lay motionless on the bed, afraid to move as the stranger pulled up his trousers and refastened his belt. Even after he left, she remained frozen. An hour passed. Then another.…

Dispatch From Jaipur: ELLE Embeds With India’s Female Motorbike Police

Sitting on the back of police motorcycles, we held onto the thin-framed women steering in front of us as we zoomed down Jaipur’s bustling streets. It was a bright, hot day in April, and we…

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.

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 el…

The Bangladesh brothels where men pay child brides for sex – while police look the other way

Sex work is legal in Bangladesh. So is child marriage. Now in an exclusive investigation, The Telegraph and The Fuller Project can reveal the two have become intrinsically linked.

Rebels With A Cause: The All Female Motorbike Squads Tackling India’s Rape Problem

A woman is raped every 13 minutes in India. As the situation reaches desperate proportions, one police commissioner thinks there might be an answer.

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 agreement…
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