Long time there: U.S. troops maneuver around the central part of the Baghran river valley as they search for remnants of Taliban and al-Qaida forces on Feb. 24, 2003.
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The Afghanistan War now has an end date: 9/11/21. Experts explain the history of US involvement in Afghanistan, the peace process to end that conflict and how the country's women are uniquely at risk.
Turkish women take to the streets of Istanbul.
Turkey has withdrawn from a convention to protect the rights of women.
Indian women during a protest against the central government’s recent agricultural reforms, in Gurgaon, February 6, 2021.
While the Covid-19 pandemic has exposed and exacerbated gender inequalities, it has also incited women-led initiatives and mobilisations.
Members of a Salvadoran feminist group watch a virtual hearing March 10 on El Salvador’s abortion laws by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.
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Hundreds of Salvadoran women have been prosecuted for homicide for having abortions, miscarriages or stillbirths since 1997. Now an international court must decide: Is that legal?
Planting paddy saplings in Patiala, India. Three-quarters of Indian farmers are women, but most don’t own their land.
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Most Indian farmers are women. But few own their land, and gender inequality limits their access to markets. These issues won't be fixed by recent agricultural reforms; in fact, they may get worse.
Helping women is an explicit goal of the Biden administration’s pandemic relief plan. Does the gender focus extend to the world?
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Gender equality doesn't top any country's international agenda – yet. But ever more countries, including the US, are starting to discern that women's rights really are human rights.
Audience members listen to Afghan parliamentarian Fawzia Koofi speak in 2014. Women’s access to politics increased greatly after the Taliban’s 2001 ouster.
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Afghan women interviewed about current talks between the government and the Taliban say, 'There is no going back.' Taliban fundamentalist rule in the 1990s forced women into poverty and subservience.
Victims of forced sterilizations protest in Lima, Peru, in 2014. Public hearings to uncover this dark chapter of the Fujimori dictatorship began in January.
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Forced sterilization of Indigenous women was a covert part of 'family planning' under Fujimori. Over 200,000 Peruvians underwent tubal ligations between 1996 and 2001 – many without their consent.
Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young leaves the Federal Court in May, 2019.
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In 1886, a Victorian judge deplored the disregard given to women's rights in cases of sexual slander. Today, women are still fighting to protect their reputations and tell their stories.
Fertility is generally high in Northern Europe and low in Southern Europe.
Fertility is higher in Northern Europe than in Southern Europe. To understand, let's take a look at family policies, equality between women and men and the economic context.
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Protestors in Poland have forced the government to pause plans to effectively ban terminations.
Congress had very few women members back in 1960, and just one woman of color: Representative Patsy Mink of Hawaii.
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Mink, the first woman of color in Congress, brought a racially and historically aware brand of feminism into lawmaking and ran for president in 1972. But women's history largely overlooks her.
Engineering research ers at work.
While some progress has been made toward gender equality in the research world, the coronavirus pandemic has reminded us that the old models are never far away and can re-emerge.
Possible names for the new federal electorate in Victoria? (From left) Joan Kirner, Susan Ryan and Zelda D'Aprano.
The Australian Electoral Commission is taking public submissions on the name for a new federal electorate in Victoria. Prominent women like Susan Ryan and Margaret Tucker deserve consideration.
Michael Widomski, left, and David Hagedorn at the makeshift memorial for Justice Ginsburg in front of the U.S. Supreme Court on Sept. 20, 2020 in Washington, DC. Ginsburg officiated their wedding in 2013.
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death sparked many tributes to her work ending sex discrimination against women. That work also paved the way for successes in the fight for equal rights for the LGBTQ community.
The gulf between the sexes.
Gulf states have given women great education, but they are still very limited participants in the workplace.
Fans rally for the U.S. women’s soccer team.
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A scholar explains why the players are having so much trouble with their equal pay claim.
New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern speaks at the country’s Parliament on June 8, 2020. New Zealand reported no active Covid-19 cases after the country’s final patient was given the all clear and released from isolation, health authorities said on June 8.
The Covid-19 pandemic has hit women hard, in particular amplifying gender gaps. Yet women have also proved that their contributions – on the front lines and leadership positions – are invaluable.
Women portraying suffragettes walk with the Pasadena Celebrates 2020 float at the 131st Rose Parade in Pasadena, California, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020.
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On the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, women's historic struggles to vote continue to resonate as the country debates who should vote and how.
The “abortion pill” mifepristone.
With healthcare facilities burned by the Covid-19 pandemic, some countries have eased access to the "abortion pills" mifepristone and misoprostol (RU-486), a change that could signal a long-term shift.