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The University That’s Educating—and Empowering—Women from across Asia

Critical thinking reigns at the Asian University for Women, where students get the kind of education usually found at small liberal arts schools.

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The Lebanese Nationality Law That Leaves Children Stateless

A generation of children will grow up without a country because Lebanese mothers with foreign-born husbands cannot pass on their nationality to their children.

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The Problem with Criminalizing Sex Workers’ Clients  

Kate McGrew, coordinator at Sex Workers Alliance Ireland, explains how labor rights can protect sex workers in ways criminalization can’t.

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Women Who Survived Ebola Find a Space to Rebuild Their Lives

Two years after the worst health crisis ever to hit West Africa, entrepreneurship, community, and joy are returning to Sierra Leone.

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Elevating the Voices of Women and Children in the Refugee Crisis

Instead of finding protection and relief on European soil, refugee women and children have been trapped in makeshift camps—some of which resemble prisons—without access to adequate food, sanitation, water, or safety.

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Human Rights Defenders in Honduras Need a Defender, Too

In Latin America, where activists face a range of threats, one group is working to build communities of trust and support to help protect them.