Nation Topics - Gender Issues
News and Features
"Mainstreaming" a focus on women into all of the United Nations' work never happened. So will an agency for women ever get off the ground?
Is the campaign to fight female genital mutilation meeting new resistance not only in traditional societies but among Western anthropologists?
Another complication in healthcare reform legislation has emerged: so far, it fails to require insurers to cover basic preventive services for women, including contraception.
First feminism was dead because it was a "failure"; now it's dead because it was such a success.
Women belong at the center of the debate over the Afghan war, not on the margins.
The first female winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics serves as both a landmark and an alarming reflection of the limited role of women in the physical sciences.
The campaign against forced prostitution works when it addresses victims' needs.
If women's equality is the cause of our time, we'll get further by acknowledging it's a challenge no country has fully met than by framing it as a Western crusade.
Do brothel raids help trafficking victims escape abuse, or skirt the reality that makes recovery so difficult for the "rescued?"