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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…

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…

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 sit in a stuffy, gnat-filled room in a community center in Coatecas Altas, part of Mexico’s Oaxaca state. At first they’re shy. But it doesn’t take long for them to start…

The Dangers of Forcing Gender Equality in Afghanistan

  KABUL, Afghanistan — Sitting cross-legged on the floor of a sparsely decorated Kabul apartment, the young, bubbly woman told me why she lies to her neighbors. She tells them she’s a nurse when they…

Nigerian girls often still drop out of school to work, despite the country’s increasing wealth

  When their mother was well and in their home in Lagos, Nigeria, 15-year old twins Kehinde and Taiwo Oni thought that they, like their mom, would finish secondary school. But when she had to…

Trump Pulled Out of the Paris Climate Agreement—And Women of All Ages Will Feel It

This afternoon President Trump announced his decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Accord, a widely endorsed agreement that unites 195 countries around the effort to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions and make other environmentally friendly…

Femicide The Rallying Cry For Families Of Girls Killed In Guatemalan Orphanage Fire

  Lawyers claim the disaster that killed 41 girls at the San José Pinula children’s shelter reflects wider state failings on the protection of women in Guatemala Outside Palacio Verde, in the centre of Guatemala…

Women are Dying in Turkey

  On a quiet November evening in 2014, Eda Okutgen left her apartment in the coastal Turkish city of Izmir and ran for her life. She didn’t get far. Her ex-husband, Ugur Buynak, had already…

Turkish Women Rising

Turkish women risk peril in demanding their rights. Protestors face police tear gas and water cannons, courting detention and jail time for demonstrating against the government or in support of issues like LGBT rights. But…

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