Contraceptive Use in Poorer Nations is Increasing—And Saving Lives

Efforts to improve contraceptive access in poorer countries resulted in the prevention of 84 million unintended pregnancies, 26 million unsafe abortions and 125,000 maternal deaths in one year alone.

Exploited and Endangered: Female Factory Workers in Vietnam Open Up About Their Work Conditions

45 women in Vietnam divulged the harsh and inhumane factory conditions they face at Samsung plants in a landmark report.

Elizabeth May Wants More Women in Parliament

Elizabeth May—the leader of the federal Green Party and sole Green Member of Parliament (MP)—wants more female company.

We Can’t Achieve Peace and Security Until We End Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is a very present danger to women in times of conflict. That must be reflected in our policies and strategies to achieve peace.

Securing Peace on Earth

In a move that elevates women’s role in the prevention and resolution of conflict globally, Clare Hutchinson has been appointed as NATO’s Special Representative for women, peace and security.

Inside Ocho Tijax: Meet the Women in Guatemala Offering Support in the Face of Horror

These women weren’t really activists: They were a graphic designer, a journalist, a sociologist, a dentist and a photographer driving to Hogar Seguro Virgen de la Asunción in Guatemala. By the time they arrived, emergency workers were bringing out survivors and bodies.

Securing Relief for Women and Girls in Dominica’s Devastation

Disasters tend to bring to light the multiple inequalities that women and girls face day-to-day. The devastation in Dominica is no exception.

Pussy Riot Takes On The Police State

On the anniversary of both the Russian Revolution and Donald Trump’s election, Pussy Riot released a new song and music video spotlighting the chaos of authoritarianism.

Providing Essential Unmentionables to Women In Refugee Camps

Thousands of upended women fleeing war-torn regions are left without access to tampons, pads, underwear, birth control and other forms of reproductive care—putting their health and safety in extreme jeopardy.

Faiza Dhocob is Fighting Terror in Somalia in the Face of Destruction

A ground-shaking terror attack that destroyed hotels, government offices and restaurants left the office of Witness Somalia—an organization aiming to help war-torn Somali society pursue peaceful pathways, free from violence, through empowering women and youth—completely destroyed.

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