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Female ‘hotshot’ firefighters want action on reproductive health risks

A system "built for men" exposes women to chemicals that have been linked to miscarriage, birth defects and slowed fetal growth.

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‘Water Warriors’: The US Women Banding Together to Fight for Water Justice

Women have been deeply embedded in the movement for clean water and sanitation for decades, which has become even more pressing amid the pandemic.

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Revealed: US citizen newborns sent to Mexico under Trump-era border ban

Migrant women were sent back to Mexico within days of giving birth and without an opportunity to collect birth certificates for their U.S. citizen newborns. They were “expelled” under a policy Trump officials put in place during the pandemic, which the Biden administration has not yet rescinded.

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‘I Want To Go Home’: Pandemic Exposes Exploitative Conditions Filipina Domestic Workers Face

Filipina women interviewed across Asia, Europe and the Middle East lost jobs or had salaries cut since the pandemic — others were subjected to physical abuse.

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‘Whatever It Takes’: How Black Women Fought to Mobilize America’s Voters

Democrats have long pointed to Black voters, more specifically, Black women, as a crucial voting bloc. But this November, successfully flipping the southern, Republican-led state of Georgia to the Democrats for the first time in 28 years has drawn attention to the organizational power of Black women.

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Mothers of Black Americans Killed by Police Speak Out: ‘Nothing’s Changed’

George Floyd’s death has sparked a worldwide anti-racism movement, huge anti-police brutality protests across America, and a national conversation that is reckoning with the US history of racism.

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Catherine Healy, the national coordinator of the New Zealand Prostitutes' Collective, stands in front of supplies at the collective's office in Wellington, New Zealand.

‘Don’t Have to Fight for Pennies’: New Zealand Safety Net Helps Sex Workers in Lockdown

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‘You Are Beautiful’: the Kenyan Beauty Parlour Serving Female Heroin Users

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The Living Hell of Young Girls Enslaved in Bangladesh’s Brothels

Sold by traffickers, trapped for years and raped many times a day … this is the life of tens of thousands of underage girls in Bangladesh.

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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.

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‘Fake news’ fuelled civil war in Burundi. Now it’s being used again

Exiled journalists tell of how decades of balanced post-conflict reporting is being dismantled by President Nkurunziza.

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