Wigs hung on a wall.
As more Orthodox women trade in their short, artificial wigs for longer, natural ones, ultra-Orthodox rabbis have begun to protest — loudly. But Zelda Hair in Brooklyn is all about embracing the natural look.
Activists hold hands outside the National Congress in Argentina.
In Argentina, abortion is illegal — except in cases of rape, incest and danger to the life of the mother. But abortion rights activists say even those rare cases where abortion is lawful, women and girls have a hard time accessing one.
a knitted clitoris is held in front of the Camden Market sign
Iceland already has a penis museum.
Two women wearing black veils walk outside past a sign with Arabic text.
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.
Marielle Franco speaks on a mic
Marielle Franco was Brazil's most prominent advocate and defender of human rights. A year after Franco was shot dead, her followers continue to mourn and demand answers from the government as to the murky circumstances of her murder.
Women at the Corniche in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Women from Saudi Arabia and other Gulf countries are increasingly risking their lives to flee. Some plan their escapes for years, and even with so much planning, there are times when things go wrong.
A woman wearing a colorful headband holds a bass guitar
Musician Islam Elbeiti is part of the face of the monthslong protests that have become the biggest threat to President Omar al-Bashir since he took over in a coup almost 30 years ago.
International Women's Day
To mark International Women's Day and Women's History Month, we've pulled together the stories of four women around the globe who had a profound impact on their communities.
A woman wearing headphones leans back on a settee staring at the ceiling in an artistic portrait
An alien named Micropixie and her human counterpart, Single Beige Female, use music to understand humanity.
Chavela Vargas
The bohemian Vargas, named Isabel Vargas Lizano at birth, was famous for her unique delivery of traditional, Mexican ranchera music.