Kenyan Court Ruling Demands Accountability in the Global Maternal Health Crisis Facing Black Women

A woman who was physically and verbally abused while giving birth at a hospital in Kenya was awarded $25,000 last month in a landmark court decision that expanded conversations around black women’s reproductive health and rights—and the global maternal mortality epidemic facing black mothers.

Teaching Gender in International Relations Classrooms Matters

You can’t understand international security without thinking about gender and the many ways it influences behavior, access and opportunity.

When Being a Woman is More Dangerous than Being a Soldier

If women are unsure of how they can support women’s rights in conflict-affected countries, Women for Women International’s CEO Laurie Adams has the answer: invest in women.

Data is Driving Success in Life-Saving Interventions for Women and Girls—Why Isn’t it Driving Policy?

An HIV/AIDS-reduction program saving the lives of women and girls worldwide is at risk under Trump’s Global Gag Rule—and serves as a testament to the ground we can lose when data doesn’t drive drive policymaking.

This Week in Women: #MeToo Moments Around the World

This week, headlines and happenings around the world demonstrated the impact of the #MeToo movement—from Spain and Sweden to Somalia and the U.S. / Mexico border.

Fighting Back After La Manada

The future of this case isn’t clear—but what has been clarified in the aftermath of this injustice is the power of Spain’s feminist movement.

Counting Femicide: How Data Can Prevent Misogynist Violence

Dying as a woman is different than dying because you are a woman—but we lack the scientifically sound and comparable data on femicide we need to prevent the most extreme form of gender-based violence.

Poverty is Fueling the High Rates of Child Marriage in Turkey

While child marriage is often framed as a traditional practice, in Turkey it is actually largely an economical one.

Activists in India Mobilized After the Rape and Murder of an Eight-Year-Old Girl—And Won Legal Victories

After thousands of protestors took to the streets in Asifa Bano’s name, India’s cabinet held an emergency meeting to strengthen policies on child sexual abuse.

After La Manada: What the Wolf-Pack Means for Women in Spain

Women in Spain are asking themselves a shocking question: Do we have to choose between being believed or being killed? 

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