Women’s stories we’re missing as coverage of Trump dominates media

Women’s stories we’re missing as coverage of Trump dominates media

By — June 21, 2017
With Trump dominating nearly every bit of news across the country and in many parts of the world, reports of major human rights violations against women are being overshadowed. more »
Journalists challenge Syrian media to improve gender coverage in war

Journalists challenge Syrian media to improve gender coverage in war

By — June 14, 2017
Milia Eidmouni’s family didn’t want her to be a journalist. They wanted her to choose a more typical career for an educated Syrian woman, such as teaching. But as a feminist, women’s rights defender and human rights campaigner, she pursued her desire to become a working journalist in 2007 more »
Efforts to stop sex-trafficking focus on hotels

Efforts to stop sex-trafficking focus on hotels

By — June 9, 2017
Anneke Lucas survived being trafficked for sex not once, but twice. “I was 9 years old when an elderly English-speaking man took me to the United States in his jet and sex-trafficked me in a luxurious hotel,” says Lucas, an anti-trafficking advocate and the founder of the nonprofit organization Liberation Prison Yoga. more »
In Delhi, women’s councils deliver justice outside the legal system

In Delhi, women’s councils deliver justice outside the legal system

By — June 1, 2017
Every Wednesday at half-past one, in the narrow lanes of the southern Delhi slum of Dakshinpuri, a group of local women congregate in a windowless room. They are members of the “Mahila Panchayat,” or “female village council.” They are bound by a common cause—justice for women who suffer violence and harassment in their homes. more »
ISIS targets ‘dangerous women’ in Manchester attack

ISIS targets ‘dangerous women’ in Manchester attack

By — May 23, 2017
With this morning’s news that the Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing at the UK’s Manchester Arena Monday night, the obviousness of the target begins to make a sick kind of sense. more »
10 do’s and don’ts on how to interview sexualized violence survivors

10 do’s and don’ts on how to interview sexualized violence survivors

By — May 17, 2017
This is meant as an informal guide for journalists who cover sexualized violence or want to, mainly in an international context. more »
Syrian women have a message: Drop earrings, not bombs

Syrian women have a message: Drop earrings, not bombs

By — May 16, 2017
Emerging from a crowd of around a dozen women, Farida, a 32-year-old Syrian refugee living in Istanbul, stood in front of a cabinet full of bright and colorful threads and beads. Looking at the materials with friends, she mused what color she should use for her next earring project. “Let’s not use orange and pink this time,” she murmured to one of her friends, another Syrian refugee. more »
Africa’s famine may be setting the stage for a new HIV epidemic

Africa’s famine may be setting the stage for a new HIV epidemic

By — May 11, 2017
No one should ever have to choose between starving to death and exposure to HIV, however millions of women and children struggling to survive in the drought-stricken countries of southern Africa aren’t being given a choice. more »
‘A fate worse than death itself’: Women seek the remains of loved ones in the former Yugoslavia

‘A fate worse than death itself’: Women seek the remains of loved ones in the former Yugoslavia

By — April 25, 2017
In the languages of the former Yugoslavia “suza” means “tear.” And in the more than 20 years that have passed since the end of the wars that dismantled the country in the 1990s, it seems that there is one, very last tear that many mothers, wives, daughters, and sisters cannot shed until the mortal remains of their closest kin are found, identified, and properly buried. more »
U.S. defunding UNFPA could cost women their lives

U.S. defunding UNFPA could cost women their lives

By — April 13, 2017
I remember I was 5 years old as I watched my mother repeatedly climb to the highest part of the bed only to jump right back off again. I was confused. I could see that she was in emotional and physical pain. I was sad for her. more »