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Mysterious Deaths of Mother, Daughter Lay Bare Neglect of Rural Healthcare in India

The deaths of a village elder and her daughter during India's second COVID-19 wave raise important questions about lapses in the Indian government’s pandemic response.
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Dispatches From Afghanistan: She Attended a Protest. Then Taliban Showed Up at Her Door

An Afghan woman is attacked by a Taliban soldier during a protest. Then one shows up at her door the next day. Now she must flee.
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‘My Classmates Have No Hope’

“We were the ones hoping to shape the future, but they took that future away from us,” a teen girl writes, describing the “terror” of attending a high school in northern Afghanistan under Taliban control—the latest dispatch in our series with Rukhshana Media, “Ending America’s Forever War: What is next for Afghan women?”
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The Loneliest Lactation Consultant in the World

Pakistan has 50 million women of childbearing age and only one globally certified person to help them feed their newborns.
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'We Must Stay Strong': As Freedoms Erode, An Aspiring Student Calls for Solidarity, Hope

A young Afghan woman seeks solidarity and hope for women and girls despite Taliban oppression.

Dispatches From Afghanistan: ‘Can You Imagine How Difficult It Is to Feel Exiled in Your Own City?’

A female journalist in Kabul adjusts to life under the Taliban’s shadow.
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She Survived Two School Attacks. Now She Fears Pursuing Education Will Make Her a Taliban Target

A 19-year-old dressmaker in Kabul fears her dreams of continuing her education will make her a target for the Taliban.
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Should Abusive Partners Have Parental Rights?

A gruesome case of “vicarious violence” in Spain raises new questions about whether abusive partners can ever be good parents.

‘The Pain Was Unbearable’: Thousands of Women Subjected to Banned ‘Virginity Tests’

The notorious two-finger test was outlawed in Pakistan last year, but an investigation by The Fuller Project and VICE World News showed that doctors are still subjecting rape survivors to the test with impunity.
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Dispatches From Afghanistan: 'The Humiliation I Experienced Just to Escape the Taliban'

Get trampled or crawl through sewage? An Afghan woman describes the "humiliating" conditions fleeing Afghans faced while trying to escape Afghanistan after the Taliban took over.
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Dispatches From Afghanistan: 'The Day the Taliban Reached Kabul, it Turned into a Ghost City'

Afghan journalist Maryam Nabavi describes feelings of hope and despair after Kabul fell to the Taliban.
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Dispatches From Afghanistan: 'The Taliban’s Return Was the Death of Dreams'

After two weeks of living under Taliban control, a youth activist decides it’s time to for her to leave Afghanistan. “This is not what our people deserve,” says Hosnia Mohseni, 30.

Dispatches from Afghanistan: 'The Taliban Came and Killed My Spirit!'

A school teacher in central Afghanistan laments the loss of educational opportunities for girls and women since the Taliban took control.
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‘They Left Us to the Taliban’

Six Afghan women describe their feelings of fear, anger, and betrayal in the wake of America’s departure.
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‘I’m One of Them’: The FGM Survivor Providing a Lifeline in Leeds

Stigma can stop survivors of female genital mutilation from seeking help, but Hawa Bah, who was cut at eight, reaches those suffering in silence to get them the care they need.
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What Afghanistan’s Women Stand to Lose

For the past 20 years, Afghan women were told to chase their dreams. But within days of the Taliban takeover, Afghan women are mourning their working lives and freedom.
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Words for Her: Indians in America Pay Tribute to Those Affected by COVID

Those in the U.S. with ties to India are reckoning with uncertainty and fear for themselves, those immediately around them, and loved ones across the world.
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How the UK Became an Origin Country for Human Trafficking

For years the UK was known as a destination country for victims of trafficking. But now more and more vulnerable British nationals are being taken away from their communities and trafficked within the borders of…
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