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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 that…

Center Framed: Women, Peace and Security On the Big Screen

Focusing on women in Liberia’s civil war, filmmakers Gini Reticker and Abigail Disney produced the award-winning documentary Pray the Devil Back to Hell.

Teaching boys that ‘real men’ would stop rape

Isaac, a 15-year-old boy, watched as a group of men grabbed a young girl. It was a bustling new year’s eve in Kibera, Kenya’s largest slum, and he knew she was in trouble. He also…

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

For Russian women's rights activist Alena Popova, battling the patriarchy is a full-time job.

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 at…

Is Deportation a Death Sentence for Salvadoran Women?

What will happen to the girls and women deported from the U.S. to Central America? Many fear the answer. The Trump administration said last week that, by September 2019, it will deport 200,000 Salvadoran immigrants…

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…

Why Child Marriage Persists In Mexico

A dozen young women gather in a community center in Coatecas Altas. It doesn’t take long for them to talk about the pressures of marrying at a young age.

The Dangers of Forcing Gender Equality in Afghanistan

The idea of supporting measures that expand gender equality seems like an easy call. But, as one Afghan woman's story shows, bolstering the ranks of women in security forces in a country like Afghanistan is…

Nigerian girls often still drop out of school to work, despite the country’s increasing wealth

Kehinde and Taiwo are among 10.5 million children in Nigeria who are not in primary school — no country in the world has more children out of school.

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

Women and girls are bearing the brunt of the consequences of climate change.

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.

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.

Turkish Women Rising

Turkish women risk peril in demanding their rights. One particular group refused to keep quiet, catapulting the fight for women’s rights into the spotlight.

‘You Cannot Have Peace If You Don’t Listen to Women’

Burundian activist Marie Louise hopes to help stop the bloodshed in Burundi, a country teetering on the edge of genocide.

‘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.

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.
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