Iranian American journalist and writer Azadeh Moaveni spoke with Marco Werman about why the term "ISIS brides" is problematic and shares her perspective on the much bigger role that women have had in militant Islamic groups.
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.
Trafficking is now the third-largest international criminal activity, with $32 billion annually in profit, and millions of people affected. And it's growing. Across Women's Lives tells this story by giving voice to the women themselves in a 12-part, global multimedia series that starts May 18.
Bee has a reputation for calling politicians out for sexism and a lack of commitment to the advancement of women around the world, to say the least. So her alt-WHCD is sure to be heavy on the women's rights.
India's been wrestling with a gender violence problem for years, but it came to the world's attention late last year when a woman was brutally gang-raped and murdered. But there are groups in India trying to help women empower themselves and break the cycle of violence.
2013 was a mixed bag for the world. Syria's chemical weapons are on the road to being neutralized, but dictator Bashar al-Assad remains in power. Fewer people around the world are going hungry, but many are now overweight or obese. And Japan is still a long way from solving the problems stemming from the 2011 meltdown at Fukushima. All those stories and more in today's Global Scan.
Sonia Narang answered your questions about her story and her observations about maternal and newborn health in Nepal during a live Q&A on The World's Facebook page on Tuesday, February 25. Narang's report, part of our "Ninth Month" series, examined the efforts to change Nepal’s ingrained attitudes and behaviors around pregnant women performing strenuous tasks that put mothers and their unborn children at risk.
In Russia, pregnant women are often confined to stark maternity hospitals with little privacy, and where medical practices may be outdated. But the government has plans to make maternity care more modern.