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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.

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…

The War on Drugs Failed. It’s Time for a War on Abuse.

It's time to reallocate law enforcement and judicial resources to fighting domestic and partner abuse, journalists Natalie Schreyer and Jessica Klein write.

Welcome To Puntland: Where Many Men Don’t Consider Rape A Crime

Every morning, 28-year-old Officer Shamis Abdi Bile rises before dawn to make breakfast for her three young children. She bustles around the house, taking part in a few of the traditional tenets homemaking, something that…

Domestic Abusers: Dangerous for Women — and Lethal for Cops

In 2017, more officers were shot responding to domestic violence than any other type of firearm-related fatality, statistics show.

Teaching boys that ‘real men’ would stop rape

Isaac, a 15-year-old boy, watched as a group of men grabbed a young girl. It was a bustling new year’s eve in Kibera, Kenya’s largest slum, and he knew she was in trouble. He also…

A Lethal Combination

What we know about domestic abusers with guns—and how efforts to disarm them could prevent some mass shootings.

Trolling The Patriarchy With Photos Of Battered Women – One Woman’s Quest To Change Russia’s Domestic Violence Laws

For Russian women's rights activist Alena Popova, battling the patriarchy is a full-time job.

Russia’s Disappearing Women

New legislation in Russia means that men can avoid criminal prosecution for domestic violence. As the death toll rises to a reported one every forty minutes, how do we stop countless women from vanishing at…

Is Deportation a Death Sentence for Salvadoran Women?

What will happen to the girls and women deported from the U.S. to Central America? Many fear the answer. The Trump administration said last week that, by September 2019, it will deport 200,000 Salvadoran immigrants…
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