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A Young Black Mother Died During Treatment for Postpartum Depression. Her Family Demands Answers

Denise Williams went to Queens Hospital Center last month. Her family found out 48 hours later that the 29-year-old mother of two had died at the city-run hospital. They still don’t know why.

‘The Pain Was Unbearable’: Thousands of Women Subjected to Banned ‘Virginity Tests’

The notorious two-finger virginity test was outlawed in Pakistan last year, but an investigation by The Fuller Project and VICE World News showed that doctors are still subjecting rape survivors to the test with impunity.

Struggling to Survive: Story of a Challenging Journey

"During the days that I lived under the dark shadow of the Taliban, I felt like a bird in a cage. Like a bird with wings, but no permission to fly," Afghan journalist Zahra Joya…

The Humiliation I Experienced Just to Escape the Taliban

Get trampled or crawl through sewage? An Afghan woman describes the "humiliating" conditions fleeing Afghans faced while trying to escape Afghanistan after the Taliban took over.

The Day the Taliban Reached Kabul, it Turned into a Ghost City

Afghan journalist Maryam Nabavi describes feelings of hope and despair after Kabul fell to the Taliban.

The Taliban’s Return Was the Death of Dreams

After two weeks of living under Taliban control, a youth activist decides it’s time to for her to leave Afghanistan. “This is not what our people deserve,” says Hosnia Mohseni, 30.

‘The Taliban Came and Killed My Spirit!’

A school teacher in central Afghanistan laments the loss of educational opportunities for girls and women since the Taliban took control.

The Women Left Out of Post-9/11 Health Care

The events of 9/11 made these women sick. Twenty years later, why are they still left out of the health coverage that was created for survivors?

‘I Wish We Had Died Rather Than Live Through That Day’: Dispatches From the Women of Afghanistan

Ordinary Afghan women share firsthand accounts on what life is like in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan.

‘They Left Us to the Taliban’

Six Afghan women describe their feelings of fear, anger, and betrayal in the wake of America’s departure.

Are You a Teacher? FiveThirtyEight and The Fuller Project Want to Hear From You

If you are currently a K-12 teacher, take this survey to help contribute to an in-depth investigation by FiveThirtyEight and The Fuller Project.

‘One Paycheck Away From Losing Everything’: Why The Child Care Crisis Is Especially Hard for Black Mothers

The coronavirus pandemic caused a child care crisis. Black moms are bearing the biggest brunt.

‘I’m One of Them’: The FGM Survivor Providing a Lifeline in Leeds

Stigma can stop survivors of female genital mutilation from seeking help, but Hawa Bah, who was cut at eight, reaches those suffering in silence to get them the care they need.

How a Little-Known Legal Loophole Punishes Girls Who Don’t Behave

Girls, especially girls of color, are inordinately subjected to a type of court order that's designed to protect them but often punishes them—or worse.

What Afghanistan’s Women Stand to Lose

For the past 20 years, Afghan women were told to chase their dreams. But within days of the Taliban takeover, Afghan women are mourning their working lives and freedom.

‘Women Are Routinely Discredited’: How Courts Fail Mothers and Children Who Have Survived Abuse

Burdened by the high cost of legal help and penalized by courts that favor fathers, women risk losing children to abusive partners

Female ‘Hotshot’ Firefighters Want Action on Reproductive Health Risks

A system "built for men" exposes women to chemicals that have been linked to miscarriage, birth defects and slowed fetal growth.

Indians in America Share Stories of Grief, Fear for Those Affected by COVID

Those in the U.S. with ties to India are reckoning with uncertainty and fear for themselves, those immediately around them, and for those loved ones across the world.

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