The practice has been illegal in the country since 2008 but it’s still widespread—and girls are still dying from it.
Anna Lekas Miller is an Istanbul-based journalist covering women's issues around the world for @TheDailyBeast, @FullerProject and others. Follow her on Twitter @agoodcuppa.
Some 2,000 Yazidi women are still being held by the so-called Islamic State—and for those who have escaped or been freed, the fight to face their demons is just beginning.
A Colorado-based gold-mining company wanted to take Maxima Acuña’s land. But the feisty Peruvian grandmother has turned into their fiercest foe.
Numerous female human-rights workers have reported beatings, interrogations and violent sexual assaults at the hands of authorities because of their activism.
The Latin American country is one of only six in the world that forbids abortion even in cases of rape and incest—but a new bill could legalize the practice in extreme cases.
Bangladeshi and Nepalese women are being trafficked into Syria to work as servants or prostitutes—and many have no idea there’s a war going on until they arrive.
Meet the brave first-aid workers risking their lives to help dig civilians out of the rubble—in a country where being a woman in public is a death sentence.
Berta Cáceres received many death threats crusading against the destruction of Honduras’ indigenous lands. Was her murder this week a botched robbery—or something more sinister?
After years of stalling, Canada finally prepares to launch a national inquiry into the cold cases of thousands of murdered and missing indigenous women.
In the latest in a string of disturbing rape cases in the country, a 23-year-old woman was allegedly assaulted just a few hours after giving birth.