Gender equality

In this Jan. 8, 2019, file photo, US Army troops training to serve as instructors participate in the new Army combat fitness test at the 108th Air Defense Artillery Brigade compound at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. 

Gender matters in the military: Part II


This week, Critical State, our foreign policy newsletter, takes a deep dive into recent research on the state of US opinion about gender in foreign policy in the years since combat units were integrated.

Military men and women exercise in a field.

Gender matters in the military

Critical State
Greek Olympic sailing champion Sofia Bekatorou poses for a photograph during an interview for The Associated Press, at Agios Kosmas marina in southern Athens, Feb. 4, 2021. Bekatorou is the most successful female athlete in Greek sporting history who rece

Greece ‘finally’ has its #MeToo moment 

Women hold protest signs and also wear face masks and plastic shields as they protest.

In Turkey, a conservative push to remove domestic violence protections is met with an uproar

Women & Gender
Protesters carry banners and placards at a demonstration during a women's strike (Frauenstreik) in Zurich, Switzerland June 14, 2019.

Thousands of women walk off jobs in Switzerland

A woman wearing a hat stands on a subway platform

As ‘fed up’ women in Turkey leave marriages, domestic violence and divorce rates rise

Women & Gender

Divorce in Turkey is on the rise, even as President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s government offers tax-breaks and incentives to women to get married and start a family. Despite those efforts, women are getting married older and the rate of marriage is declining.

Dominique Moceanu

Our most-read stories about women in 2018

Women & Gender

Here are the 10 most-read AWL stories from the year.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez greets supporters at her midterm election night party

Can quotas solve gender inequality in government?


Some countries have instituted quotas to ensure some semblance of gender parity in government. But do quotas really work?

Esther Armah

In Ghana, gender equality and economics clash


In Ghana, as is the case in other countries, the gender conversation is complicated. Not everyone shares the same view, but a recent controversy over an interview CNN’s Christiane Amanpour had with a local actress and model Moesha Boduong made this connection clear.

Lucy Fixed Hollywood’s Female Superhero Problem

Arts, Culture & Media

Scarlett Johansson took a bunch of drugs, started using more of her brain, and beat up The Rock at the box office this weekend.