Women’s Rights

Tatyana Fazlalizadeh's "Stop Telling Women to Smile" campaign began in 2012, and has recently made its way across international borders. (Photo by Lindsey Boisvin)

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How a Brooklyn artist turned her campaign against sexual street harassment into a global movement.

Reina Martinez Olivares (right) with her granddaughter. (Photo by Liliana Caracoza)

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A visit to an impoverished village in Veracruz uncovers a shared trauma, and the shared strength to overcome abuse.

Reina Martinez Olivares (right) with her granddaughter. (Photo by Liliana Caracoza)

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Una visita a un pueblo empobrecido en Veracruz revela un trauma, y la fuerza compartida para superar el abuso. Read in English Ser capaz de admitir que...

Samia El-Moslimany, an American woman who has lived most of her life in the Middle East and has dual citizenship in Saudi Arabia, was detained by Saudi police while participating in a driving protest in October. Women are prohibited by custom, but not by law, to drive in Saudi Arabia. (Photo by Bettina Hansen / The Seattle Times)

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 A quick trip around the block in Saudi Arabia landed Burien resident Samia El-Moslimany in jail — and put her at the forefront of...

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For millions of women and girls in poor countries, collecting water for their families each day is not just a chore—it's a symbol of...

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Although the November elections yielded women-friendly returns, the War on Women continues, both in the US and around the world. In the last week alone...

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I’m an amateur choir geek and a professional international development wonk. Those things might seem unrelated, but they do have one thing common: when talented...

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The name Malala Yousufzai was new to me until recently. But the power of her words wasn’t. Back in 2009, when her hometown in Swat Valley...

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Chandni Gautam, above, is one of the first of her kind; a female cab driver in India. Gautam works for a company employing and...