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While many Black women in US abandon hair relaxers linked to cancer, sales climb in African countries

The companies at the center of thousands of U.S. lawsuits produce some of Africa’s most popular chemical straighteners like Dark & Lovely and TCB Naturals.

New Hope for Pakistan’s Mistreated Workers

Germany’s new Supply Chain Act could help curb some of the world’s worst labor injustices.

Reporter’s Notebook: Debt, hysterectomies and child marriage — what working in the sugar-cane industry means for Indian women

Debt, hysterectomies and child marriage -- what working in the sugar-cane industry means for Indian women.

The Brutality of Sugar: Debt, Child Marriage and Hysterectomies

Women working on India’s sugarcane farms are having expensive and medically unnecessary hysterectomies so they can work uninterrupted - a practice that keeps sugar flowing to Coke, Pepsi and Cadbury, but leaves its victims with…

The Global Cost of the American Anti-Abortion Movement

Conservatives have not limited their attack on reproductive rights to the United States. They’ve been busy imposing their will on other countries, too—with disastrous consequences for millions of poor women.

From South Korea’s feminists to the secret beauty salons of Afghanistan, read women’s inspiring stories from around the world

We’ve teamed up with 14 international news outlets to shed light on the most pressing issues facing women globally.

Iran’s New—Even Worse—Hijab Era Has Begun

On the eve of parliamentary elections, nationwide protests have ended—and a misogynist backlash is just beginning.

 Reporter’s Notebook: From bombings to blackouts — why the story of Gaza’s war widows was a reporting challenge like no other

Our reporters talk about the unique challenges they faced to tell the stories of Gaza’s war widows.

‘A wake-up call’: After alleged metaverse rape, calls to protect women and girls grow 

Sexual assault and harassment are largely unregulated in virtual reality, despite rising reports of psychological harm caused by rape in the metaverse.

For the first time in decades, there are no women on China’s top leadership team

Dr. Leta Hong Fincher, speaks on the lack of women leaders in China’s President Xi Jinping's Politburo.

‘We have no hope’: What Pakistan’s expulsion of Afghan refugees means for women

With nearly 400,000 Afghans forced to leave Pakistan in recent months, women and girls who return to their homeland face serious threat.

Gaza’s Widows Are Fighting for Their Families’ Lives

Women in Gaza ‘have to find ways to survive’ as the humanitarian crisis grows.

5 Ways Women Made a Difference in 2023

Amid rising conflict, these people and organizations fought for peace and justice.

The Middle East Has a ‘Sextortion’ Problem

The region’s social stigmas are deterring women from reporting online sexual abuse.

India has made remarkable progress cutting maternal deaths. Could climate change pose a threat?

Severe seasonal water shortages are forcing hospitals in India to close their doors to women in labor, raising fears that maternal health gains could be threatened.

Ukraine’s domestic violence survivors are battling for justice

A year after she first reported on rising domestic violence in Ukraine, reporter Jessie Williams finds a worsening situation.

COP28: How climate change hits women and the world of work

With scientists declaring 2023 likely to be the hottest year ever recorded, discussions at this year’s COP28, the annual U.N. climate summit, have never felt more urgent.  As diplomats and leaders gather in Dubai from Thursday, one…

African fashion is booming. It could create millions of jobs for women.

African fashion is booming as the continent’s middle class expands. It could create millions of jobs for women.
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