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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.

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

Focusing on women in Liberia’s civil war, filmmakers Gini Reticker and Abigail Disney produced the award-winning documentary Pray the Devil Back to Hell.

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

What we know about domestic abusers with guns—and how efforts to disarm them could prevent some mass shootings.

Trolling The Patriarchy With Photos Of Battered Women – One Woman’s Quest To Change Russia’s Domestic Violence Laws

For Russian women's rights activist Alena Popova, battling the patriarchy is a full-time job.

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 at…

Is Deportation a Death Sentence for Salvadoran Women?

What will happen to the girls and women deported from the U.S. to Central America? Many fear the answer. The Trump administration said last week that, by September 2019, it will deport 200,000 Salvadoran immigrants…

My Husband Sold Me To A Brothel

Over the course of seven months, journalists Corinne Redfern and Allison Joyce followed the lives of sex workers in Bangladesh as part of an exclusive investigation into internal trafficking across the country. This is Moyna's…

Women in Ghana Battle a U.S.-Owned Gold Mine for Land and Livelihood

Yaa Konadu wasn’t at the farm when the men came to take it away from her. “Come,” said one of her workers, who called the 74-year-old grandmother at her home in town with the bad…

Why Child Marriage Persists In Mexico

A dozen young women gather in a community center in Coatecas Altas. It doesn’t take long for them to talk about the pressures of marrying at a young age.
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