Until last summer, Saudi Arabia was the only country in the world where women weren't allowed to drive, a policy that had been in place since 1957.PRI's The World
The private Facebook group was was made up of prominent French journalists — mostly men — who were behind a wave of online insults aimed at women, the LGBTQIA+ community, people of color, and other minority groups.
The World’s Carolyn Beeler is on a ship bound for Antarctica on an expedition looking into the fate of one of the frozen continent's biggest glaciers. What they learn could tell us a lot about how quickly sea levels around the world will rise.
The special unit has its roots in federal efforts to hunt Nazis living in the United States after World War II.
In 2015, the Saudi government launched an app called Abhser — which roughly translates to “yes sir” — that allows men to grant some of those permissions through clicks and swipes. But the app is also helping some Saudi women escape the country.
Many Americans remember the Iranian Revolution in 1979 for the storming of the US embassy and the hostage crisis that followed. That, however, was not the first time the embassy in Tehran was breached by protesters. The first time was on Valentine's Day in 1979. Marco Werman speaks with Ken Kraus, a sergeant in the Marine detachment protecting the embassy that day, about what he witnessed.
With political turmoil in Europe, political gestures of commitment go a long way. Last month, Europe’s two largest countries, Germany and France, promised closer foreign affairs and defense cooperation in what's known as the Treaty of Aachen. But is this a good match?
The government of Zimbabwe shut down the internet last month to quell dissent. But the move cost the nation $5.7 million per day and set Zimbabwe's growing "technopreneur" business back during the blackout.
Uighurs in China risk detention if they try to communicate with relatives living abroad, leaving their families to wonder if they are alive or dead.
The first convoy of trucks carrying 50 tons of aid for crisis-stricken Venezuela arrived at the Colombian-Venezuelan border town of Cúcuta on Thursday afternoon. Their arrival comes a day after the Venezuelan military barricaded the bridge set to transport the aid.
In 2005, India declared leprosy was no longer a public health concern. A decade after achieving this "elimination" status, India accounted for 60 percent of the global total of new leprosy cases.
The Trump administration has canceled Temporary Protected Status for more than 300,000 immigrants, some of whom who have lived in the US for two decades. They are mobilizing for a path to residency, and with them, their US-born children are picking up the fight.
A new policy that forces people to wait in Mexico as their US asylum claims are decided has raised questions about where the migrants will live, whether they will be safe and how they can manage high-stakes asylum cases while living in another country. The rollout has been chaotic and confusing.
As it gets harder to for immigrants to seek asylum in the US, follow the story of a 15-year-old boy trying to reunite with his mother.
One ethnic studies teacher in Oakland, California, noticed that her students, who come from all over the world, had some trouble relating to each other. So, she created a video dictionary so that the students can teach each other words and phrases from their home country.
Blackface traditions across the world date back centuries, but America began to influence the international view of blackface in the 1800s. Nearly 200 years later, the racist practice is still being used around the globe.
Hungarian women face social expectations that they should be caretakers instead of breadwinners. The country also has the lowest rate of women in government in the European Union — just 12 percent.
New legislation is being considered in the UK Parliament that will define it as a form of domestic violence. Under the legislation, financial abuse could lead to stiffer penalties.
The volunteers who came to Dorit's aid are part of an Israeli, Hebrew-language Facebook group made up of women currently or formerly in prostitution and other people who want to help.
Having kids — it’s not cheap. Especially when you consider the cost of child care. Many women in the US say the cost makes it difficult to get ahead. But what if there were a model for universal day care? It turns out, there is such a thing — in Québec. The program is 20 years old and is an inspiration for many.
Sex on the screen: first times, an intimacy coach and bisexual pride. Plus, “Reality Bites” at 25.
From the post-virginity era to the sex-quest movie and, thankfully, beyond.
Alicia Rodis makes sure sex scenes are shot believably — and safely.
The star, director and co-writer of “The Bisexual” confronts the stigma of her sexuality.
Looking back on the Gen-X classic.
The Green New Deal is often linked to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the freshman congresswoman who is the idea’s most visible champion. But in its current form, it’s the brainchild of a bunch of 20-somethings sick of older generations’ inaction on climate change.
A new United Nations report outlines how low wages, dangerous working conditions, and immigration laws undermine agricultural workers’ right to food.
Coal smog can make many poles feel like they're living in the 19th century. Now a growing grassroots movement is pushing local and national governments to cut smog and rethink the country's heavy reliance on coal.
We talk about "climate refugees" all the time. But they don't exist. In fact, those displaced by climate change have no special protections under international law. But that may be changing.
This year's climate conference is convening in the heart of Poland's coal country. As the world meets to negotiate a follow-up to the landmark Paris Agreement of 2015, Poland's leaders are promising continued reliance on coal.
Until last summer, Saudi Arabia was the only country in the world where women weren't allowed to drive, a policy that had been in place since 1957.