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They left sub-Saharan Africa for the promise of Europe. Now they face an uncertain future.

TARIFA, Spain — Mercy lay motionless on the bed, afraid to move as the stranger pulled up his trousers and refastened his belt. Even after he left, she remained frozen. An hour passed. Then another.…

Dispatch From Jaipur: ELLE Embeds With India’s Female Motorbike Police

Sitting on the back of police motorcycles, we held onto the thin-framed women steering in front of us as we zoomed down Jaipur’s bustling streets. It was a bright, hot day in April, and we…

The Café Run Entirely By Acid Attack Survivors

In Agra, a stone’s throw from the Taj Mahal, a group of women are refusing to hide.

One Year Ago, Tunisia Passed A Groundbreaking Law To Protect Women. Has It Worked?

In the 1990s, Ahlem Behladj learned to brave being hassled each day by the police officers that hung around outside the women’s shelter in downtown Tunis. This was during the 23-year-long dictatorship of Zine el…

The Bangladesh brothels where men pay child brides for sex – while police look the other way

Sex work is legal in Bangladesh. So is child marriage. Now in an exclusive investigation, The Telegraph and The Fuller Project can reveal the two have become intrinsically linked.

She was separated from her son for 9 months while seeking asylum. She’s still haunted by everything she missed.

"He’s never going to crawl for the first time again," says Mariana Ibarra Morán, who was separated from her son for 9 months.

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.

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 agreement…

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?

How Immigration Reporting Overlooks Women

Articles on immigration focused almost exclusively on border security, conflict and crisis. The absence of women’s voices from such coverage is striking.

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

It's time to reallocate law enforcement and judicial resources to fighting domestic and partner abuse, journalists Natalie Schreyer and Jessica Klein write.

Trapped At the Border? Hope for a Female Judge

If you’re a migrant seeking asylum in the United States, hope for a female judge. According to an analysis of data from Syracuse University, which collected outcomes from asylum decisions made by 293 immigration judges…

Weaponizing Children

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 the United States legally. The state had passed a law cutting…

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 the…

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.

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 n——!”…

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…

Domestic Abusers: Dangerous for Women — and Lethal for Cops

In 2017, more officers were shot responding to domestic violence than any other type of firearm-related fatality, statistics show.

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