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Four Laws That Are Devastating Public Health in Uganda

For Ugandan lawmakers, it seems the best cure for a public health problem is a draconian prison sentence.

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Armenia’s Pro-Russia Stance Has a Cost for Women’s Rights

Domestic violence and sex-selective abortion are rife in Armenia, and efforts to solve these problems are often branded as a threat to the country’s ancestral heritage.

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When Women Own Land, All Sorts of Problems Disappear

A new UN development agenda could make women's property rights a priority—and help combat an array of health and social plights, from domestic abuse to HIV.

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For Chechen Women, Modesty is the New Normal  

Photographer Diana Markosian traveled to Chechnya to explore what it means to come of age as a young woman living under an increasingly repressive regime.

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An Uncertain Future for Women and Girls in Afghanistan

As the U.S. combat mission in Afghanistan comes to an end, the future progress of women and girls is uncertain.

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Migrant Workers’ Access to Justice at Home: Nepal

This report is the first comprehensive analysis of how laws and institutions in Nepal succeed or fail in protecting migrant workers from harms suffered during recruitment or while working in the Middle East.