The U.S. ranks as the 19th most dangerous country for women, 11th in maternal mortality, 30th in closing the gender pay gap, 75th in women’s political representation, and painfully lacks paid family leave and equal access to health care. But Ms. has always understood: Feminist movements around the world hold answers to some of the U.S.’s most intractable problems. Ms. Global is taking note of feminists worldwide.
Wherever they live, whatever the laws of their countries, women will terminate unintended pregnancies, so access to a safe abortion must be included in essential health care.
With new restrictions on abortion headed to the Supreme Court, many are wondering what it will mean for women if Roe v. Wade is overturned. We looked to other countries for answers.
What can we do? That is what Dr. Denis Mukwege asked us all when he accepted the Nobel Peace Prize in 2018 for his work with survivors of sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
A battle is playing out in a controversial rape case in Morocco between press freedom and victims’ rights. The accused is a well known Moroccan journalist; the alleged victim was an unknown one. Both may well be victims of the system, but whose voice is being heard?
“Press freedom does not trump women’s rights.”
As the pandemic has brought our world’s climate and health crises into sharp relief, the time is ripe to include women’s reproductive rights as part of our climate solutions toolbox.
From planting to protesting, women are at the frontlines of the fight against food insecurity. Many are participating in Rising Gardens, a mass action through which women are planting community gardens.
We remember Nawal El Saadawi, the renowned Egyptian feminist, physician, writer and activist, as our charismatic and outspoken mentor.
As the Moroccan government has increased repression of journalists, activists and artists who challenge norms, Moroccan photographer Fatima Zohra Serri continues creating work that makes women’s bodies and experiences visible, from menstruation to marriage to street harassment.
COVID-19 has exposed the gendered aspects of food insecurity, especially for refugees and women in crisis settings. Women in Uganda, South Sudan, and Afghanistan confirmed that food insecurity was among their top concerns, ahead of heath care and access to sanitizer or masks.
“We know what COVID-19 is, but we don’t know how to feed our children.”
Aweng Ade-Chuol was born in a Kenyan refugee camp. As a child she immigrated with her family to Australia, where she was scouted by a modeling agency. Today, at age 22, she is a world-famous model who advocates for mental health and equality—especially for refugee girls.