Grassroots, intersectional, women-led movements have never been more critical to advancing the global gender justice agenda.
If communities are ravaged by unresolved state-sponsored trauma, they will continue to remain victims in a complex web of social injustice.
The girl who came to the rural health center in Jocotán was only 13. I cannot forget her face. Her eyes were wide with terror and shame. Her voice trembled when she finally got up the nerve to speak, and then she collapsed, crying. She was pregnant. She had no idea how it had happened. It seems incredible, but nobody had ever explained to her how her body worked.
Social class and education could not save her. My colleague and friend, despite all her vigilance, earned el derecho de descansar in her death by feminicidio. She fought for her life and lost.
Zainab Salbi, the founder of Women for Women International, has dedicated her life to fighting for women’s rights worldwide. She talked to Ms. after receiving the prestigious Eleanor Roosevelt Val-Kill Medal about her life’s work and what’s next.
“On the ashes of the battle against the physical territory of the Islamic State, they launched an unlikely political experiment in which women play a leading role in all political bodies. And all this while almost no one outside its borders was taking note.”
Switzerland’s 2019 elections culminated in many historic outcomes, including women seizing 20 more seats in the House of Representatives.
Hajer Mansoor and Medina Ali are both currently being held in the Isa Town Female Detention Centre. These are their stories—in their own words.
Ms. looks inside the growing effort to halt witch burnings in Papua New Guinea.
Behind the “veil of daily newspapers,” there are real faces of women—as revealed in the exhibition “My Iran: Six Women Photographers” at the Sackler Gallery.