Women

Christian Caryl

What My Daughter Deserves

The United Nations wants us to make life better for girls. It's a worthy aim. But what does that mean in practice?

Christian Caryl |

Argument

Hollow Vengeance

Why four hangings won't change India's horrific culture of rape and torture.

Mallika Kaur |

Letters

Getting to Equal

How Norway is doing the hard work of achieving gender equality.

Alicia P.Q. Wittmeyer |

Lab Report

Libya's Unarmed Revolutionaries

Civil society groups face an uphill battle in a society dominated by militias.

Fadil Aliriza |

Argument

Away Game

Female soccer players are rewriting the rules for women's sports in the Middle East.

Chris Stephen |

Argument

Bridging the Gender Gap

How big data can improve the lives of a billion women and girls.

Melinda Gates |

Dispatch

Malala's Forgotten Sisters

Girls as young as 5 are still being sold into marriage in Pakistan. And no one will stop it.

Adriana Carranca |

Interview

'Widows Are the Invisible People'

It's high time to end the daily injustices committed against the world's 115 million widows living in poverty.

Elisabeth Braw |

Reality Check

What's Really Wrong with the Middle East?

Explaining the persistence of violence, sectarianism, and incompetence.

Aaron David Miller |

Think Again

Think Again: Working Women

Why American women are better off than the lean-inners and have-it-allers realize.

Kay Hymowitz |

Case Studies

Liberia Leans In

In a country where rape has been used as a weapon of war, reformers are making special efforts to turn women into cops.

Laura Bacon |

Argument

A Shameful Neglect

It's time to stop pretending that America's in Afghanistan to help women.

Anna Badkhen |

Argument

Erotic Republic

Iran is in the throes of an unprecedented sexual revolution. Could it eventually shake the regime?

Afshin Shahi |

Slide Show

Who Says You Can't Have It All?

Happy Mother's Day to the world's most powerful moms.

Slide Show |

David Rothkopf

The Balance of Power

Why sexism is civilization's greatest shame.

David Rothkopf |

Argument

The Millennium Development Goals Are Working

The world has made great strides in combating extreme poverty. But it’s time to set a new horizon.

John Podesta |

Profile

Who's the Most Powerful Woman in the World?

Hint: It's not Facebook's COO Sheryl Sandberg. She lives in Berlin and is key to solving the euro crisis.

Jeffrey Gedmin |

Dispatch

China’s Michelle Obama

Peng Liyuan is the first prominent Chinese first lady in decades. But does she matter?

Paul French |

Argument

Springtime for Salafists

Rampaging Islamist vigilantes are cracking down on free expression -- and ruining Tunisia's Arab Spring.

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross |

Dispatch

Leaning Out

How the United States is abandoning Afghanistan's women.

Amie Ferris-Rotman |

Argument

Lean Forward

Why there's finally cause for celebration this International Women's Day

Valerie M. Hudson |

Dispatch

Camelot in Tokyo

Can Caroline Kennedy shake up Japan’s sexist politics?

Coco Masters |

Slide Show

The Evolution of Uncle Sam

How U.S. military recruitment posters have changed over the past 150 years.

Slide Show |

Dispatch

What Happened in Luvungi?

On rape and truth in Congo.

Laura Heaton |

Letters

Mind the Gap

Charles Kenny is too quick to call off the clash of civilizations.

Alicia P.Q. Wittmeyer |

Slide Show

Forget the Flowers and Candy

Images from the women's rights rallies that have been taking place around the world this week.

Neha Paliwal |

Argument

Can Kerry Fill Clinton's Shoes?

Times have changed when the foreign policy world is wondering if a man can do a woman’s job.

Tamara Cofman Wittes |

Feature

Marching Through the Monarchies

Two years after the Arab Spring awoke demons and democracy in the Middle East, I went to see whether changes had roiled the lands of royals.

Emma Sky |

Argument

Measure for Measure

We can make dramatic progress in lowering maternal mortality -- but we need better data, and more of it.

Melinda Gates |