Why Some Cities Are Using Zoning Laws to Restrict Abortion Access
While abortion is often talked about in ideological terms, in many states it's a lack of brick-and-mortar clinics that prevents women from seeking the care they need.
Why the Ruling Against Caster Semenya Competing in Track Is Based on Bogus Science
The IAAF's ruling against the South African athlete reveals a lack of understanding about gender and how testosterone affects performance.
How an Autodidact Astronomer Became the First American to Discover a Comet
Maria Mitchell was the only widely recognized and respected female astronomer of her time—something she fought to change.
Viewfinder: San Francisco City Workers Demand Equal Pay For Women
Workers march during a rally outside of the City and County of San Francisco Human Resources office on March 7th, 2019, in San Francisco, California.
The Annual Women's March Is Happening This Saturday. Why Is It Controversial?
On its third anniversary, the march faces serious controversy—and probably a much lower turnout than in previous years.
Viewfinder: New York City's Fearless Girl Gets a New Home
A child stands alongside the Fearless Girl after a ceremony unveiling the statue's new permanent location outside the New York Stock Exchange on December 10th, 2018.
Viewfinder: Police Fire Tear Gas on Women's Rights Activists in Turkey
ProtestErs react after Turkish anti-riot police used tear gas against women's rights activists marching to protest against gender violence in Istanbul.
In Tanzania, the President Strikes Out Against Contraception
President John Magufuli has suspended advertising by family planning organizations, raising outcry among human rights groups.
Inside the Fight Against Menstrual Discrimination in Nepal
Despite being declared illegal in 2017, many citizens around the country still adhere to menstrual restrictions, known regionally as chhaupadi.
To Most People, All-Male Lawmaking Bodies Are Seen as Less Legitimate
Americans are uncomfortable with men making decisions about women's rights.
Africa's Fastest-Growing City Sees Benefits From More Female Engineers
In Dar es Salaam, more women are gaining access to careers in engineering—and they're bringing innovative and inclusive ideas along with them.
The ACLU Accuses Facebook of Gender Discrimination in Job Ads
The complaint alleges Facebook discriminated against women and non-binary people by allowing employers to target men in job advertisements.
Inside the Struggling Effort to Bank the Indigenous Women of Mumbai
Despite a recent government initiative aimed at providing financial services to women in India, the populations most in need of assistance aren't seeing the benefits.
As Groups Gear Up to Challenge Roe v. Wade, Advocates Say All Pregnant Women's Rights Are at Risk
Legal scholars have long argued that Roe protects more than just abortion access.
The Nigerian Women Turning to a Different Kind of Oil to Tackle Economic Inequality
In the Niger Delta, women are processing palm oil, instead of crude, to provide for their families. However, the environmental impacts of palm oil plantations have some pleading for caution.
Greater Tolerance and Secularization Drive Economic Growth
Forget the Protestant work ethic. What we're experiencing is the secularization success.
Migrant Women Workers From Nepal Are Taking Serious Risks to Provide for Their Families
In response to reports of the abuse of maids in the Gulf, Nepal made it illegal for women to travel to the region for domestic work in 2016—yet many still choose to travel abroad due to lack of economic options in their homeland.
What Happens When Your Government Unjustly Deems You a Terrorist?
A conversation with Joan Carling, Filipino gender equality advocate, former adviser to the United Nations, and an enemy of the state, according to the Duterte government.
Tackling the Gender Gap in Rwanda's Burgeoning Tech Sector
Women in the country are missing out on the tech boom, and those who do work in the industry say companies and the government need to do more to help bolster their ranks.
How an Obscure Sport Is Helping Transform the Lives of Indian Girls
Chess boxing—literally a combination of chess and boxing—strengthens the minds and bodies of young women in the country, while also giving them a path toward a better life.
The Compounding Damage of Gender-Based Wage Inequality
Experiencing early wage discrimination can set women back again and again, as small-percentage raises prevent them from ever truly breaking the cycle.
Closing the Global Gender Gap in Access to Financial Services
The percentage difference between women and men with bank accounts hasn't shifted in seven years. Experts say better products need to be made to address this problem.
A New Tradition: Inside An All-Female Coffee Growers' Cooperative in Honduras
The group is utilizing sustainable agroforestry techniques to revitalize their region and tackle food insecurity.
'Medical Symptoms That Medicine Can't Hear': A Conversation With Maya Dusenbery
In her new book, Dusenbery provides a comprehensive and much-needed look at how sexism in the medical field is hurting women.