Fighting for Syrian Refugee Girls

18-year-old Muzoon Almellehan is known as the “Malala of Syria.”

NEWSFLASH: Feminist Leader Held as Part of Egypt’s Travel Ban

Egyptian law now prevents progressive NGO and nonprofit leaders from leaving the country, which is creating chaos in the country.

Risking Domestic Violence to Pursue an Education

The cornerstone of women’s equality is education—but access to classrooms, school supplies, and teachers is often scarce in the places that need it the most.

Sonita Alizadeh Raps to End Child Marriage

Sonita’s friends were just some of the 15 million girls married each year before the age of 18. If her song “Brides For Sale” hadn’t gone viral she would have been one of them.

A Woman’s Right to Bike

Bicycles gave women of the early 20th century control of movement like never before. Now, a little over a century later, women in Iran are being denied this same basic freedom.

What Tomorrow Brings for Girls in Afghanistan

Despite progress, girls in Afghanistan continue to face various obstacles as they pursue an education. Beth Murphy captures some of these challenges in the documentary “What Tomorrow Brings.”

A More Feminist City: Can Riyadh Shatter Stereotypes for Saudi Women?

It will take more than a day to adjust misconceptions about the capital—and especially what it will ultimately mean for Saudi women—but with smartphones in each pocket and a metro in the works, Riyadh is finally taking shape and shifting culture.

Meet the Mother and Daughter Live-Tweeting the Destruction in Aleppo

A mother and daughter in Syria have taken to Twitter to compel the world to pay attention to devastation in Aleppo.

In Syria, Women’s Experiences Are Uniquely Shaped by Global Policy

It is Syrian women who may benefit most from and who will likely also be tasked with sustaining the efforts that arise from the Putin and Obama administrations’ tepid exercise in trust-building.

No Honor in So-Called “Honor Killings”

At least 4,000 to 5,000 women are murdered in the name of “honor” annually around the world.