A Menacing Speech on the Global Stage

Imagine a world where countries only act in their own self-interest? It’s a gloomy vision—and one where women and girls are invariably left behind.

Fighting for Their Lives

In their first U.S. interview, Spain’s hunger strikers against gender violence tell Ms. what motivates them.

We Must Confront Gendered Violence in War to Achieve Peace in Afghanistan

Miguel Howe and Farhat Popal reported about the gendered violence of war and why centering Afghani women in post-war efforts is vital for creating sustained peace and equality.

What Happened to Washington’s Women Ambassadors?

The number of women ambassadors to Washington, DC has been steadily dropping since 2013.

Gender Mainstreaming Loses Out Under UN Peacekeeping Budget Cuts

In 2017 alone, there has been over $600 million cut from UN peacekeeping budgets—which will result in a marginalization of gender in senior decision-making processes.

Terrorism Recruitment is Being Driven by Bride Prices

Many young, male recruits who are driven to terrorist organizations for financial reasons are actually aspiring to use the money to help themselves and their brothers get married.

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.

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