Middle Eastern dictators love to use their "enlightened" treatment of women to justify their rule. They shouldn't get away with it.
The United Nations wants us to make life better for girls. It's a worthy aim. But what does that mean in practice?
Why four hangings won't change India's horrific culture of rape and torture.
Civil society groups face an uphill battle in a society dominated by militias.
Female soccer players are rewriting the rules for women's sports in the Middle East.
Girls as young as 5 are still being sold into marriage in Pakistan. And no one will stop it.
It's high time to end the daily injustices committed against the world's 115 million widows living in poverty.
Explaining the persistence of violence, sectarianism, and incompetence.
Why American women are better off than the lean-inners and have-it-allers realize.
In a country where rape has been used as a weapon of war, reformers are making special efforts to turn women into cops.
It's time to stop pretending that America's in Afghanistan to help women.
Iran is in the throes of an unprecedented sexual revolution. Could it eventually shake the regime?
The world has made great strides in combating extreme poverty. But it’s time to set a new horizon.
Hint: It's not Facebook's COO Sheryl Sandberg. She lives in Berlin and is key to solving the euro crisis.
Peng Liyuan is the first prominent Chinese first lady in decades. But does she matter?
Rampaging Islamist vigilantes are cracking down on free expression -- and ruining Tunisia's Arab Spring.
How U.S. military recruitment posters have changed over the past 150 years.
Images from the women's rights rallies that have been taking place around the world this week.