Jordan Scraps Law Allowing Rapists To Avoid Jail When They Marry Their Victims

Jordan’s parliament voted Tuesday to terminate a provision in their penal code which let rapists avoid jail time if they married their victims.

Abortion Escorts in Ecuador are Breaking the Silence

Las Comadres—which loosely translates as The Godmothers, or “a very close friend”—is a feminist group fighting back against the nation’s restrictive abortion laws.

Missing the Mark: Gender Equality and Women’s Rights at the G20

The G20 simply cannot afford to leave women off the agenda and rely on the markets alone to resolve inequality.

Women Are Banned From Visiting This UNESCO World Heritage Site

A Japanese island where women are banned from stepping foot has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Because a Period Should End a Sentence, Not a Girl’s Education

In developing countries throughout the world—including Afghanistan, Uganda and India—between 25 and 57 percent of adolescent girls miss school or drop out all together because of their periods. Girl activists from LA and a filmmaker have joined forces to change that.

Women Are The Key to Lasting Peace in Afghanistan

As the U.S. reconsiders its Afghanistan strategy, there has been shockingly little mention of the key to durable peace—women.

Saudi Women and Girls Can Now Play Sports in Public Schools

Saudi Arabia has lifted its ban on sports for women and girls in public schools, increasing important access to physical activity in a country with stringent limitations placed on women.

Wonder Women, Peace Heroes and Human Security

Despite being left out of formal negotiation processes, women have been at the front lines of peace and security efforts from the beginning.

A Woman Was Arrested in Saudi Arabia Because of What She Was Wearing

A woman was arrested in Saudi Arabia earlier this week for wearing a skirt and crop top with uncovered hair.

#WhereIsMyName: Restoring the Identities of Afghan Women

In Afghanistan, women and girls are referred to by the name of the eldest male in their nuclear family. A new social media campaign confronts and pushes back on that tradition.

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