women rights

Newly trained female officers from the Afghan National Army sit in front seats as a new batch of officers attend their graduation ceremony at National Army's training center in Kabul on Sept. 23, 2010. 

Two decades of war and daily life in Afghanistan


Photographers have been in Afghanistan every step of the way, documenting for the outside world the protracted conflict and occupation over the course of two decades.

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Stark numbers show who gets trolled the most online. See for yourself.


8 depressing/uplifting things we learned about women this year

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Chart: The alarming rise in maternal mortality in the US

Netherlands forward Lieke Martens (11) controls the ball against Japan defender Azusa Iwashimizu (3) during the second half in the round of sixteen in the FIFA 2015 women's World Cup soccer tournament at BC Place Stadium.

The strong connection between gender equality and a kickass national women’s soccer team

Shymaa Abou el-Yazed is the world champion and captain of the Egyptian karate team.

This Egyptian karate champion is a role model for her country’s women


Shymaa Abou el-Yazed is not your average young Egyptian woman: She’s the captain of the Egyptian karate team and a reigning world champion — despite coming from a country where women’s rights are under constant threat.