US Special Envoy Rina Amiri addresses the 16th annual International Women of Courage (IWOC) Awards virtual ceremony at the State Department, Monday, March 14, 2022, in Washington. 

US special envoy: Taliban ‘puts women’s right at peril everywhere’


With continued violations of women’s rights in Afghanistan, US Special Envoy Rina Amiri tells The World’s host Marco Werman that not normalizing the Taliban government is crucial to fighting hardline elements in the country, and for setting a precedent in other places.

People walk along a downtown street in Johannesburg, South Africa, Monday, March 16, 2020. Millions of women and girls globally have lost access to contraceptives, abortion services and related care because of the coronavirus pandemic.

How women and girls are especially at risk of hunger during the pandemic 

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A girl attends her first class at a school in Hazema in north Raqqa, Syria.

In Syria, all girls want is safety and school


Some Syrian parents are marrying off their young daughters to protect them from the ravages of war, but these girls yearn for an education.


Across Women’s Lives is hitting the road, and we need your help


AWL is hitting the road to cover the lives of adolescent girls who have been diagnosed with HIV. But before we go, we want to ask you a few questions.

In an interview with PRI's The World, UNAIDS director Michel Sidibe celebrated successes against the epidemic, but stressed the challenges faced by young women.

Women and girls are a new frontier in the fight against HIV


There’s a lot to celebrate right now in the fight against HIV and AIDS. Mortality rates have been slashed, and for the first time ever, more people are getting treatment than not. But for women and young girls, the news is still grim.

Photo of Nancy Bailey with children from her school

Fairy godmother or child trafficker? An American woman stands trial in Guatemala.


In Guatemala, a controversial child trafficking trial starts for Nancy Bailey.

Zara John, 16, holds her baby, with her mother watching in the background.

A teen rescued from Boko Haram captivity still pines for her militant husband


Militants from Boko Haram kidnapped 14-year-old Zara John and married her to a commander. Nigeria’s army rescued her, but the teen still longs to be reunited with her extremist husband.