The Salvadoran Ex-Guerilla Who Learned to Read to Stop Corporate Mining
Girls Trapped in Cycle of Servitude at Pakistan’s Brick Kilns
Untold Stories: A Literary Family Keeping Myanmar’s History Alive
Alisa Roadcup: ‘Young Women Come to Us Completely Broken’
How Syria’s War Has Divided Families
A portrait of how Syria’s war has carved homes into fighting factions, told through the story of Um Mahmoud, a Damascus mother whose three sons ended up on opposing sides of the battle lines.
From Refugee to MBE: Akuja de Garang’s Quest to Keep Girls in School
Despite a childhood spent fleeing the fighting in southern Sudan, Akuja de Garang was determined to keep up with her studies. Now her work to help girls in South Sudan stay in education has earned her royal recognition.
Women in India and Pakistan Unite for the Right to Loiter
Tired of being told to stay away from public spaces for their own good, groups of women in India and Pakistan are loitering in protest, arguing that allowing women to hang out and do nothing can make cities safer.
Women with Disabilities Sidelined as Zimbabwe Tackles GBV
As Zimbabwe tries to curb its high levels of gender-based violence, advocates say that services and systems aimed at helping abuse victims are failing to recognize the specific needs of women and girls with disabilities.
Women with HIV Take Fight Against Forced Sterilization to Court
Reports of HIV-positive women who have been coerced, forced or tricked into being sterilized reveal how widespread this practice is in Africa, but human rights activists say governments are doing little to stop it.
Untold Stories: Life as a Lesbian in Myanmar
The next part in our "Untold Stories" series features Mya Thet Mu, who lived as an openly gay woman in exile in Thailand for 19 years, but faced public abuse when she returned to Myanmar. Now she brings together young people to challenge discrimination.
South Sudanese Women Are Making Moonshine to Survive
Barely able to feed themselves and their families, South Sudanese women in refugee camps are swapping their rations for ingredients to make siko, a highly alcoholic spirit. But selling it means they have to endure harassment and verbal abuse from their customers.
The Year Ahead: Women & Girls in 2017
This year, we’ll dig deeper into the stories we brought you in 2016 while exploring the issues that don't get the attention they deserve – and we will continue to champion people and organizations who work for the good of women and girls at home and around the world.
Hyena Man Trial Exposes 'Sexual Cleansing' Rituals in Rural Malawi
The conviction of a Malawian man who slept with underage girls as part of “sexual cleansing” rituals signals that the custom may not be tolerated. But his two-year sentence has activists questioning how strong the justice system’s resolve is for ending the practice.
The Woman Trying to Convince Africa’s Lesbians to Practice Safe Sex
There is a common misconception among lesbians and health practitioners in Africa that women who have sex with each other are immune to sexually transmitted diseases. Tiffany Mugo is on a mission to change that.
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