Pregnant people are at higher risk of severe COVID-19—but as they were excluded from major clinical vaccine trials, health authorities around the world cannot agree on whether they should be given the vaccine.
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.
Leaving Xinjiang has not meant they are free of China’s grasp.
As the pill’s 60th anniversary approaches outside of the U.S., young women and people with wombs are increasingly interrogating the lack of information doctors provide about side effects when prescribing the pill and calling for…
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.
Deeply held beliefs around France being the birthplace of “courtly love” and a cradle of seduction may be holding the nation back from more aggressively pursuing issues around gender violence, advocates say.
The light was still dim when Monowara Begum (pictured) shuffled into her sandals and began her morning patrol. With a slight wheeze, the 44-year-old paced the alleyways, scowling behind gold-rimmed glasses as she listened for…
Kelvin Lim began working to raise awareness about human trafficking in 2009. He used music and organised events at schools and universities across Malaysia, sometimes accompanied by his band. Then, one day in 2016, a…
Cryptocurrencies offer vast potential for catching sexual predators—but it remains mostly untapped.
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.
There is still no law against discrimination on the basis of gender in the Philippines, and, as a result, transgender people are subject to regular violence and abuse.
The lives—and livelihoods—of two women some 10,000 miles away from each other have become linked by a global pandemic that has not only crushed one of the world’s supply chains but economies, and millions of…
Teen pregnancy in Zimbabwe has skyrocketed during the pandemic. But a new law — and a change in mindset — promise to keep girls in school.
India’s microfinance sector promises to empower income-insecure women. But it is widening the gap between men and women’s access to opportunity.