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Rebels With A Cause: The All Female Motorbike Squads Tackling India’s Rape Problem

  A woman is raped every 13 minutes in India. As the situation reaches desperate proportions, one police commissioner thinks there might be an answer. In the city of Jaipur, Rajasthan, a new, all-female police…

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…

How Immigration Reporting Overlooks Women

  Amra Sabic-el-Rayess grew up in Bihac, Yugoslavia, just as nationalist movements across her region unleashed ethnic strife. For years, she suffered as a Muslim whose community was under attack by Serbian forces, all the…

The War on Drugs Failed. It’s Time for a War on Abuse.

Two days before she was found dead of a gunshot wound to the head on May 3 of this year, Anako Lumumba told police that her ex-boyfriend was stalking and threatening her. This wasn’t the…

Trapped At the Border? Hope for a Female Judge

  How a gender disparity in the immigration court system is affecting who makes it into the country. If you’re a migrant seeking asylum in the United States, hope for a female judge. According to…

Weaponizing Children

The president is wielding parental love and fear for political gain. In 1977, the public school system of Tyler, Texas, a small city 100 miles southeast of Dallas, began expelling students who couldn’t prove they were in…

At the Texas-Mexico Border, Her Son Begged Not to be Taken. They Took Him Anyway.

  ‘I Felt My Heart Being Taken Away From Me,’ Says His Mother Valquiria had never spent a day apart from her 7-year-old son, B, until March, when U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) whisked…

Want To Wipe Out Terror In Somalia? Turn To Women

Because Women Need To Shape Policy And Legislation To Secure Protection And Advancement Of Women And Girls. In a village in her home region of Jubaland, Somalia, Sagal Bihi waited nervously to address the traditional…

When Tamara Parson Began Fighting for Inclusion in Central Ohio, Nobody Listened. Now, That’s Changing.

  Sixteen-year-old Robert Cantu was walking with a group of friends on a Friday night when a pick-up truck with four white teenagers pulled up in front of him. “We’re going fishing tonight, grab the…

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…

Domestic Abusers: Dangerous for Women — and Lethal for Cops

  Linda Pope faced a flood of red and blue lights as she arrived at the hospital on the night her husband was killed. Cincinnati Police Officer Daniel Pope had been shot in the head…

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

About two decades ago, filmmakers Gini Reticker and Abigail Disney began searching for footage for a film on women in Liberia’s civil war. Peace activist Leymah Gbowee had led a two-year sit-in in a field,…

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…

A Lethal Combination

The names Nikolas Cruz, Devin Kelley, Omar Mateen, Stephen Paddock and Adam Lanza invoke the terror of the U.S.’ seemingly innumerable mass shootings. These rampages—in places like schools, churches, nightclubs and concerts—have rattled the nation…

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…

Undocumented Mothers are Increasingly Being Arrested. These Women are Fighting Back.

Through the rearview mirror, Alma watched the blue and red lights flash across her young son’s worried face. As the police officer approached her car, panic set in. She didn’t have a driver’s license. She…

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…

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