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In the Philippines, ‘comfort women’ who suffered in WWII fight to keep from being erased from history

The plight of survivors is a testament to how deeply sexual violence is embedded in wartime history

Sexual violence is rife in war zones. We must do more to prevent it and to hold perpetrators accountable.

Impunity is still the norm — and it has devastating consequences

This freed slave infiltrated the Confederate White House without anyone suspecting it

Mary Bowser’s tale is one of the great but infrequently told spy stories in American history

‘For Sama’ follows a journey of motherhood in wartime. It exposed Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s atrocities.

Waad al-Kateab made the film — which captures the conflict in Syria — for her firstborn daughter

The complicated reality of women’s rights in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan

Reports of extreme violence against women arise in some areas, but in others, women are finding ways to push back

Beatrice Fihn’s fight to abolish nuclear weapons

Being a rare female face in a field dominated by men can be a ‘challenge’

Dubbed the ‘Night Witches,’ these female WWII pilots were fierce and feared

Their planes were rickety crop-dusters, but the Soviet women turned them into killing machines

The U.S. and the Taliban could soon reach a peace deal. Here’s why that scares some women in Afghanistan.

Women’s rights have advanced significantly there since 2001