Agbogbloshie, an e-waste scrapyard in Accra, Ghana’s capital city, is where discarded electronics imported from developed and neighboring African countries go to die. Thousands of women who trade on the contaminated site are at risk due to prolonged exposure to toxic fumes from e-waste.
Despite a peace agreement, sexual violence is on the rise in Mali’s conflict. But the International Criminal Court in The Hague is considering an unprecedented case for the prosecution of sexual violence.
By chronicling how these allegations against Kelly have been an open secret in the entertainment industry for years, the series' director dream hampton exposes how both Hollywood and the United States legal system have essentially enabled Kelly’s abuse by ignoring it.
Just weeks before the third annual march, the organization is embroiled in controversy regarding claims of anti-Semitism among the March’s leadership. At least one local march has been canceled in response to these allegations, while others struggle to determine how to move forward.
In late November, officials from the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement announced that the Law for Protection from Violence against Women, legislation women’s rights activists have advocated for since 2013, will likely be enacted in 2019.
Hundreds of thousands of rape cases in the United States are stalled as the evidence kits remain untested, sometimes for years. The HBO documentary I Am Evidence sheds light on the impact on victims and survivors.
A recent Amnesty International report released on December 10, the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, reveals that women, particularly the most marginalized women in the UK, have been disproportionately affected by austerity measures implemented in 2010.
Every day last year, an average of 137 women across the world were murdered by a family member or an intimate partner, according to research published Sunday by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime on Sunday. At right: Tamara O'Neal (Mercy Hospital)
Women in New York City pay hundreds of dollars more per year than men toward transportation—in order to avoid harassment and meet their caretaking obligations, according to a new report by New York University’s Rudin Center for Transportation.
Saudi Arabia has executed an Indonesian woman who was living in the country as a domestic worker. Tuti Tursilawati, a mother of one said to be in her early 30s, killed her employer in 2010 as he tried to rape her, according to multiple news reports.
Tuesday’s midterm election brought mixed results for abortion rights. Democrats took control of the House, but anti-choice ballot measures passed in two states, leaving millions of women vulnerable to criminalization if Roe v. Wade is ultimately overturned.
Over the past year, many intrepid women have leveraged the media not only to make their voices heard, and to offer more diverse voices in an industry that has historically been dominated by limited pe...
Amazon shut down the artificial intelligence (AI) tool it was using to evaluate potential hires because the algorithm was found to be biased against women, according to a story reported by Reuters on Tuesday.
McDonald’s employees made history today, as cooks and cashiers in 10 cities across the country walked off the job to protest the company’s failure to address groping, propositions for sex, indecent exposure, and other inappropriate and illegal conduct in its stores.
Over the course of the past week, feminist activists on the internet and in the real world expressed outrage and frustration about the latest #MeToo development: Louis C.K.’s return to the public stage.