Full story - November 13, 2019
A woman's two feet and her hands are pictured as she holds a yellow soccer ball.
Few countries are as assiduous in applying them as Cameroon, whose penal code punishes "sexual relations between persons of the same sex" with up to five years in prison.
Full story - February 08, 2019
A woman with her back turned to the camera cooks while lookers-on watch from behind a raised counter.
About 700 North Korean refugees live in New Malden, southwest of London. Through cultural events, like a Lunar New Year's feast, some hope to bring more attention to the plight of defectors and the North Korean regime's widespread human rights abuses.
Full story - January 21, 2019
Marie Kondo speaks during an interview
Critics say the show reveals a clear gender divide, with men feeling less concerned about and accountable for domestic mess than women.
Full story - January 09, 2019
Human bones are laid out on a blue cloth. Behind them is a photo of them in the earth
A 1,000-year-old skeleton of a woman was discovered at a monastery cemetery shows that she painted with rare, expensive pigments — and she licked a brush frequently, leaving the traces of lapis lazuli in her dental plaque. The finding shows that women contributed more to painting and literature that previously thought.
Full story - December 31, 2018
Saudi woman dressed in black robe walks behind a man wearing all white.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said that women were not required to wear abayas. But women say that in practice nothing has changed, and demanded more freedom.
Full story - December 31, 2018
A woman is shown with a colorful purple and white scarf over her head and her hand held against her face.
From technology such as satellite imagery, decent jobs for survivors and stronger action from companies and governments, here are five priorities for the global anti-slavery movement in 2019.
Full story - December 27, 2018
A Venezuelan migrant girl wearing a pink sweater with a heart on it, is shown heading to the exit of a makeshift camp with her belongings in Bogota, Colombia.
The crisis in Venezuela is threatening to overwhelm Colombia and other countries in South America and is likely to test their good will in 2019 as migration and asylum claims from other Latin America nations pick up.
Full story - December 17, 2018
People stand with signs supporting sex worker rights -- "end poverty, not prostitution," and other signs.
The microblogging site had an online hub for sex workers to advertise services and make contact with clients before meeting them in person.
Full story - December 07, 2018
A group of Tanzanians wearing bright colorful clothes ride in a boat.
First, the encroaching sea started eating away at homes and killing crops on the small island of Kisiwa Panza. Then the rising tides began bringing up the dead.
Full story - April 25, 2018
India
Nearly 163 million people among India's population of 1.3 billion — or more than one in 10 — lack access to clean water close to their home, according to a 2018 WaterAid report. That is the most of any country in the world.