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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.

States owe Historically Black Colleges and Universities billions, disproportionately harming Black women

Historically Black Colleges and Universities are owed billions of dollars, despite being beacons of Black excellence across the U.S.

Two U.S. states crack down on cash apps that trap women in debt

Maryland and Connecticut regulate high cost cash advances.

How abortion restrictions compare, state-by-state

Access to abortion in the U.S. depends on where you live. Increasingly, the South and Midwest are becoming complete abortion deserts. Our interactive map highlights six major restrictions in all 50 states and Washington, D.C.

Related: How a network of college students is preparing for post-Roe campuses

‘We want accountability’ – As femicide deaths surge, Kenyan women demand an end to violence

After thousands of demonstrators took to the streets to protest the spike in gender-based murder, calls to protect women grow.

Author Cat Bohannon on post-Roe America, asteroids and the medical “male norm”

“Eve” flips the narrative of evolution by spotlighting how the female body drove human biology.

 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.

‘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.

Homelessness Spikes Among California Women

Data shows 60,000 unhoused women in the state, among them domestic violence survivors, pregnant women and mothers.

The Middle East Has a ‘Sextortion’ Problem

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

How motherhood spurred one New Yorker to take on the fossil fuel industry

Marlena Fontes is a climate activist and mother who wants to take down the fossil fuel industry.

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.

Can the Climate Tech Revolution Avoid Leaving Women Behind?

Tech is dominated by men. Only a small percentage of solar and wind workers are female – but there are places where women shine in the clean tech world.

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…

Sex Matters: Medical Research Overlooks Women

Scientists still ignore sex differences in testing new treatments.
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