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A Canadian judge allows the International Olympic Committee to trump Canadian equal rights law and keep women ski jumpers out of the Vancouver Olympics.

"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.

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Despite promises of “zero tolerance” for sex crimes, new reforms and a report showing fewer incidences of assault, members of the military are still being raped, filmed while showering and discouraged from reporting.

December 5, 2014

Flexible scheduling is creating an on-call nightmare for working people.

October 15, 2014

A new report suggests that racial disparities in women’s health are aggravated by states’ refusal to expand Medicaid.

October 14, 2014

The state of California has adopted a new framework of consent for colleges and universities which will have widespread implications for prosecuting sexual assault.

October 14, 2014

VAWA has sparked real progress—but we can do more to ensure that survivors have stable jobs and housing.

September 12, 2014

A new law in Illinois is set to modernize the way bosses deal with pregnant employees.

August 27, 2014

Sexual assault is a persistent problem within police departments.

August 27, 2014

A new bill would let families on welfare afford this basic necessity. What’s wrong with that?

August 13, 2014

Jobs that demand constant social media interaction create different burdens for men and women.

August 12, 2014

Californians fighting domestic violence say there’s a new way to help keep families safe.

August 11, 2014