Full story - January 03, 2019
women writers
Many literary groups across the country focus on contemporary women authors. Newly elected President Jair Bolsonaro has spoken disparagingly about women, though, and some in the literary community worry about what that means for female writers.
Full story - December 11, 2018
Santiago Abascal
Chief among Vox’s anti-feminist measures is the repeal of a 2004 Gender Violence Law. The party also calls for the dissolution of federally funded feminist organizations; the creation of a Family Ministry in lieu of the current Gender Ministry; and removing sex change and abortion procedures from public health services.
Full story - March 07, 2019
nakiye elgun
Although Nakiye Elgün, who died 65 years ago this month, on March 23, 1954, was once a well-known advocate for women and children, today, few know of her outside of academic circles.
Full story - November 27, 2018
An illustration of small pieces of DNA at precise areas along a DNA strand
Commentary: The world’s first genome edited babies were inevitable and even predictable, despite an apparent disregard for all global scientific and ethical norms.
Full story - November 26, 2018
A street is shown filled with many women with arms raised rallying against prostitution.
Tens of thousands of people dressed in purple, the color traditionally associated with the women’s liberation movement, marched through the streets of major cities from Barcelona and Madrid to Seville and Toledo to mark the UN’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Similar protests took place around the world, from Japan to Turkey to Rwanda.
Full story - November 14, 2018
Djibouti City port, sundown.
Djibouti was once just a patch of desert in the Horn of Africa. Now, global militaries are hankering for a strategic position at its junction between Africa, the Middle East and the Indian Ocean. Locals don't always see what's so great about hosting the world's superpower enemies.
Full story - November 13, 2018
This is just the latest in an ongoing debate in Spain over Rosalía’s supposed appropriation of an art form with gitano origins.
Full story - December 05, 2018
Emanuela Pistone is a theater actress and director based in Catania, Sicily’s second-largest city, where in 2013 she founded the Liquid Company, a unique theater troupe in Italy composed of young migrants, refugees, asylum seekers and unaccompanied minors, all united by one common feature: having crossed the Mediterranean to reach for a dignified life.
Full story - November 08, 2018
a street scene in addis ababa, ethiopia
US foreign policy is changing its stance toward Ethiopia, which is increasingly being drawn closer to a Saudi-led bloc as a cold war in the Gulf region opens up, the old forces — the US, UK and France — increasingly displaced by a new generation of Middle Eastern powers, with everyone racing to gain a foothold in what is becoming one of the world’s most militarized regions.
Full story - November 07, 2018
a korean soldier's face
Six South Koreans tell us about their first memories of conflict, their impressions of North Korea and whether or not they think Seoul and Pyongyang are on the path to reunification.