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The women who helped bring down Sudan’s dictator hoped it would end discrimination against them. Instead, they’re fighting for their lives.

The Sudanese women who toppled al-Bashir wanted an equal seat at the negotiating table. Instead, they were sidelined by fundamentalist military commanders who served under al-Bashir.

South Korea’s crackdown on false accusations has “chilling effect” on rape survivors

A wave of anti-feminist backlash in South Korea -- from the president’s vow to go hard on “false sexual assault accusers” to the government’s open refusal to reform the country’s outdated rape laws -- is…

Do Gender Quotas in Elections Work?

Sierra Leone is about to become the latest country to find out.

‘Women bear the biggest brunt of climate change,’ says climate scientist Susan Chomba

Kenyan Susan Chomba leads the fight against climate change and for the environment in a high-profile role at the World Resources Institute.

Conservative Muslim Women Helped Erdoğan Win Previous Elections. Now Some Are Turning Against Him

Religious women are teaming up with secular feminists to fight back against the government’s growing authoritarianism and receding rights for women in the wake of Sunday’s pivotal elections in Turkey.

India’s solar power push delivers an unexpected bonus – empowering rural women

India’s push for solar delivers unexpected gains for women in the country’s rural areas.

A decade after Rana Plaza’s collapse, factories are safer but women garment workers face new threats

A decade after Rana Plaza’s collapse killed over 1,100 garment workers in Bangladesh, women in the industry face new threats.

“Cornered on all sides”

25 years after El Salvador fully outlawed abortion, resulting in more than 50 women being imprisoned, a Latin American human rights court might finally overturn the ban.

“Lessons learned” for Peru’s feminists as chaos engulfs Boluarte rule

The election of Peru’s first female president should have been a triumph. Instead, it’s brought “pain, sadness, frustration, and disappointment”.

Peru has its first female president — but feminists aren’t celebrating

Peru’s first female president’s legacy tarnished from the start.

Reporter’s Notebook: War in Ukraine is driving up domestic violence. Experts say the worst is yet to come.

As the war in Ukraine drags on, experts are warning that action is needed to address rising domestic violence.

‘This War Made Him a Monster.’ Ukrainian Women Fear the Return of Their Partners

As the war in Ukraine enters its second year, experts are warning that immediate action is needed to address rising domestic violence.

America Is Again Failing Afghanistan’s Women—and Itself

The deteriorating status of women under Taliban rule is a strategic disaster for Washington.

Afghan women tell us how their lives have changed

Ahead of International Women’s Day, we asked three Afghan women how their lives had changed since the Taliban took over. These are their stories.

Nigerian elections: Africa’s giant is leaving half its population behind

Africa’s largest democracy has a terrible record of female representation. Ahead of this week’s elections, we ask what is being done to change that.

In Thailand, an Uphill Battle to Legalize Sex Work

Sex workers and liberal politicians are fighing an uphill battle to legalize sex work in Thailand.

A rare instance of accountability

Overharvesting of frankincense led our reporter down a years-long investigation into abuse and exploitation in the essential oils industry.

Eating last and least: Widening gender hunger gap raises climate alarm

Women typically eat less in Indian households and are often found compromising their share of food to feed others in the family exposing the growing hunger crisis.
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