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

These communities are almost entirely without men. Meet the Syrian women taking over.

Turkey has the largest refugee population in the world. These are the women fighting for a future there.

Following allegations of family ties to ISIS, Iraq’s sole female cabinet member offers resignation

The education minister’s case is an example of what some say is overzealous collective punishment

Photographer Nicole Tung captures the gravity and grace in conflict

See the images that haunt her most