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Silicon Valley VCs Invest Almost Exclusively in Companies Founded by Men. Could a new California law change that?

California would become the first state to require venture capital firms disclose the race and gender of the founders of the companies they fund, under a bill currently awaiting Gov. Gavin Newsom’s signature.

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

The protest for women, life and freedom is not over

The Fuller Project's CEO Xanthe Scharff reflects on the one-year anniversary of Masha Amini's death and the women's rights movement that followed.

The women workers who are subsidizing global public health

Millions of community health workers, like the famous ASHA workers of India, form the cost-effective backbone of rural health programs around the world but are often unpaid — meaning millions of unpaid or underpaid women…

Peace and Security Depends on Closing the Workforce Gender Gap

As COVID-19 pandemic closed schools and daycare, huge numbers of women left the workforce as women took on more unpaid caregiving and home-schooling responsibilities than men. They haven’t come back.  Workforce parity is at its…

Vassar College lawsuit shows women’s labor is still undervalued in education

Vassar College calls itself a pioneer for women’s education, founded in 1861 to offer women, as its website says, “a fully equivalent education to that of the best men’s colleges of the period.” Five female…

Reporter’s Notebook: As suicides rise in Afghanistan, getting people to open up under the Taliban poses enormous challenges

News stories about Afghan women dying by suicide made Zahra Nader want to dig deeper. Getting people to open up took months.

Afghan women take their own lives as despair grows under Taliban rule

An investigation into rising female suicides in Afghanistan as the Taliban erodes women’s rights.

A generation at risk: two years after the Taliban takeover, Afghan women and girls are still fighting for basic human rights

The Fuller Project's CEO Xanthe Scharff reflects on women and girl's education two years after the Taliban regained control in Afghanistan.

As heat waves intensify, evidence that older women are hit hardest is growing. Now some are fighting back.

As evidence grows that heat waves hit older women hardest, a group of Swiss women are taking their government to court over climate inaction.

Soccer’s fight for workers’ rights

Women soccer stars are seeing some success in their push for equal pay. The same isn’t true for the women in FIFA’s supply chain.

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.

She escaped her husband’s physical violence – but economic ties kept them connected for years

The financial system has become a new frontier in the fight against intimate partner violence.

 From Malawi: The power of a story 

Eighteen years ago, our CEO and Cofounder wrote an article about a Malawian girl's desire to learn. The experience changed her life, and inspires her work today.

New York moms take on Wall Street CEO over fossil fuel funding

Meet the mothers taking on New York's biggest banks.

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.

Japan’s “Flower Demo” Movement Prompts Change in Rape Law

The Fuller Project’s CEO Xanthe Scharff reflects on the Flower Demo organizers who recently helped change Japan's rape law.
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