Decades later, enslaved ‘comfort women’ are finally being recognized as a wartime atrocity

Hundreds of thousands were forced to serve as prostitutes to the Japanese army during World War II

They left sub-Saharan Africa for the promise of Europe. Now they face an uncertain future.

‘I will face Europe and see for myself’

Lily Lines: She drank wine on her flight. Then she was arrested.

Plus, how Susan Bro honored her daughter in Charlottesville

In ‘This Mournable Body,’ one woman tries to make it on her own in Zimbabwe

Tsitsi Dangarembga writes the often grim story with a great deal of wit

New Zealand politician Marama Davidson wants to ‘disarm’ and take back the ‘c-word’

Other female politicians said they wouldn’t use the word

At a Turkish bathhouse in the West Bank, Palestinian women are reclaiming their time

‘Since it’s only women, you’re not chained’

Argentina’s Senate rejects bill legalized abortion during the first 14 weeks of pregnancy

Although the bill failed, abortion law could still change

After a prison riot threatened their partners’ lives, these two Brazilian women relied on each other for support

The Alcaçuz Federal Penitentiary is a maximum-security prison

Brazil’s supreme court is considering decriminalizing abortion, but opposition remains fierce

Activists on both sides demonstrated at hearings this week

Lily Lines: He told her to ‘stop shagging men.’ Now, she’s suing.

Plus, poet Sham-e-Ali Nayeem answers our questions