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British photographer depicts horrors of India's biggest red light district,where some women are kept in cages and local police are in collusion with brothel owners
Trust Women Conference panellists say consumers and companies can force quick change to eliminate rights abuses in supply chains while laws can take years
Survivors of trafficking often need basic help, like getting new identity documents, and counselling to begin the process of rebuilding their lives
Many migrants across the globe are caught in a complex web of laws and policies on migration and human trafficking
It's a scandal that in 2013 women still risk death by stoning in 15 countries. Incredibly, that number is now set to rise.
The abuse of women and girls is the most pervasive and unaddressed human rights violation on earth, writes former U.S. President Jimmy Carter
As a global development community, we must turn our attention to the behavior and motivations of men, both those who use violence against female partners and the larger number who do not—and bring them more fully into efforts and initiatives aimed at stopping it.
Men and women are equal nowadays, right? Not so much, says Laura Bates, founder of the popular Everyday Sexism Project
“When night falls in areas ravaged by Typhoon Yolanda, women survivors fear for their safety from men knocking on their doors and threatening them for food”
Colombia still has a long way to go to change society's engrained belief that violence against women is somehow a woman's fault because of the way she dresses
Not much is understood about the connections between gender equality and efforts to cut carbon emissions
Our latest survey of gender experts reveals tectonic changes in attitudes three years after the Arab Spring
How do airport authorities identify a woman arriving on a tourist visa as a potential sex worker? Mostly it has been through scrutinising women’s luggage. ‘Sexy’ lingerie prompts questioning of women as potential victims of trafficking or unauthorized sex workers.
"B for Boy" is a courageous tale of being a woman and a mother in contemporary Nigeria and of the social pressure that is still put on women to produce a male child
An anti-FGM campaigner in the UK who was cut herself as a child drew up a fake petition to “save female circumcision” as a cultural right - and almost everyone she solicited signed on in support
"In my home country of Somaliland and other parts of the developing world, women do not wish for greater access to healthcare because they do not know that healthcare is, or should be, available," writes midwife, U.N. diplomat and former Foreign Minister Edna Adan Ismail
Retired New York radio personality Dave Herman will no longer be famous for his longtime popular morning show, but instead for his alleged plot to transport a 7-year-old girl from New Jersey to the U.S. Virgin Islands for purposes of sex.
What feminist needs a patriarch? Even the most radical topless activists, according to Australian film director Kitty Green’s debut documentary on the FEMEN movement. But its members have since cast off their Ukrainian male mentor and are now taking on the big issues without him
Ending poverty demands a level playing field to unleash women’s economic potential
Gender-based inequality, just like poverty, is an injustice that fuels conflict and undermines peace. Gender equality and women’s full participation are critical to international peace and security.