A woman wears a lacy bra and a blazer as she stands in front of a sweeping mountain vista in this screen grab from a music video. Below, a line from the song is spelled out in Kyrgyz.
Zere Asylbek's feminist song asks for respect for women — but she's now facing threats and criticism over the clothing she wore in the music video for her song.
tech camp
Running a program like this is a big deal for the girls, who come from the poor outskirts of Agadir, a sleepy Moroccan city facing the Atlantic Ocean.
This is simply the most recent chapter of a centurylong debate over the place of informality and immodesty in our dress: how short can that skirt be? Should the first lady be able to don a tank top? What about wearing sneakers to prom?
Two women in front of school
More than 260 schools in Puerto Rico closed this summer due to low enrollment after Maria. A group of women want to transform one in western Puerto Rico into an educational center to revive the region’s coffee industry.
Zahra, a Hazara, at Dr. Zalmai Khan Ahmadzai's clinic in Kabul. She says she wants to get a nose job.
Wars leave behind scars. Emotional ones. Physical ones. And for years, in Afghanistan, the physical ones were the ones surgeons fixed. But in the past couple of years, there’s been a boom in cosmetic surgery.
rohingya women lined up, carrying large baskets
The humanitarian group Translators Without Borders has created a new app to help clear up the miscommunication.
a nepali woman with her infant
In Nepal, many families view the birth of a baby girl as an economic burden, so some pregnant women abort girl fetuses. One local Nepali government is encouraging families to keep their daughters — and it’s paying them for having baby girls.
Feminine hygiene products are seen stacked on a shelf
Victoria Heaney started the #FreePeriodScotland campaign that caught the attention of the Scottish government and, ultimately, helped spur a conversation across Scotland about the fight against period poverty.
A nurse attends to a newborn at the Malalai Maternity Hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan.
The Taliban forbids women to leave the house unless they are accompanied by a male relative. Feroza Mushtari, who was a teenager at the time of the Taliban takeover, defied that rule to save a pregnant woman's life.
Demonstrators shout slogans during a candlelight vigil in Delhi
India is the most dangerous country for sexual violence against women, according to the Thomson Reuters Foundation 2018 survey.