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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…

Amid Smoldering E-Waste In The West Bank, Activists Fight For Reform

  Burning electronic waste to extract metals for resale is toxic, illegal, and common in the Palestinian Territories. Can activists forge a new path? Last November, I was standing in the backyard of a home…

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…

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

  ‘The punishment for beating your wife now feels like paying a parking ticket’ – Alena Popova MOSCOW – For Russian women’s rights activist Alena Popova, battling the patriarchy is a full-time job. The 35-year-old…

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…

My Husband Sold Me To A Brothel

Over the course of seven months, journalists Corinne Redfern and Allison Joyce followed the lives of sex workers in Bangladesh as part of an exclusive investigation into internal trafficking across the country. This is Moyna’s…

Women in Ghana Battle a U.S.-Owned Gold Mine for Land and Livelihood

Yaa Konadu wasn’t at the farm when the men came to take it away from her. “Come,” said one of her workers, who called the 74-year-old grandmother at her home in town with the bad…

Trump Pulled Out of the Paris Climate Agreement—And Women of All Ages Will Feel It

This afternoon President Trump announced his decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Accord, a widely endorsed agreement that unites 195 countries around the effort to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions and make other environmentally friendly…

Femicide The Rallying Cry For Families Of Girls Killed In Guatemalan Orphanage Fire

  Lawyers claim the disaster that killed 41 girls at the San José Pinula children’s shelter reflects wider state failings on the protection of women in Guatemala Outside Palacio Verde, in the centre of Guatemala…

Women are Dying in Turkey

  On a quiet November evening in 2014, Eda Okutgen left her apartment in the coastal Turkish city of Izmir and ran for her life. She didn’t get far. Her ex-husband, Ugur Buynak, had already…

Turkish Women Rising

Turkish women risk peril in demanding their rights. Protestors face police tear gas and water cannons, courting detention and jail time for demonstrating against the government or in support of issues like LGBT rights. But…

‘Fake news’ fuelled civil war in Burundi. Now it’s being used again

Exiled journalists tell of how decades of balanced post-conflict reporting is being dismantled by President Nkurunziza. As a journalist, it is Aline’s job to report on her country and president, but she doesn’t know how…

This Is How Trump’s Abortion Policy Will Curb Life-Saving Health Care

  “Many are going to die,” warned one impoverished 17-year-old Kenyan woman who nearly lost her life to a back-alley abortion. Quinter Atieno was 13 years old when she first sought out a back-alley abortion.…
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