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.
Samaneh Nasiri, a student at the American University of Afghanistan in her dorm room. Nasiri survived an attack on the school in 2016.
In 2016, students at the American University in Kabul watched as gunmen opened fire on their school. More than a dozen people were killed and many more injured. But the attack didn't stop students from pursuing their dreams.
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Outside of Chernobyl's "exclusion zone," things have never returned to normal. But life goes on.
A woman in a business suit is silhouetted against a bright building
Japan's business culture expects workers to stay late. But working mothers who also have to shoulder more childcare responsibilities often find themselves trapped between both roles.
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Jessica Hubley, one of the founders of AnnieCannons, wanted to teach survivors something that was actually viable in the job market — and in the Bay Area, where she is based, nothing made more sense than software development.
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At this juncture, reforms in women’s rights demonstrate that the kingdom is en route to modernizing. However, some of the actions of Saudi authorities — such as the arrest of prominent women's rights activists — are seemingly at odds with the image the reforms want to project.
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Senators narrowly voted against a bill to legalize abortion last week, but activists, who have built strong public support for the procedure, say it's just a "temporary setback."
Thet Thet Wai
A recent Myanmar government report says the number of rape cases in Myanmar increased by nearly 30 percent from 2016-2017.
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When disaster strikes, it’s often women who are affected the most.
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Between 2013 and 2017, falling oil prices, the rampaging Islamic State and other internecine conflicts shrunk Iraq’s GDP from $235 billion to $197 billion. In the same period, early marriage for young women and girls skyrocketed.

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