A Ugandan bill known as “Kill the Gays” that imposes the death penalty for homosexuality is expected to pass in parliament, according to a government minister. The proposed legislation also criminalizes those involved in advocacy for LGBTQ+ rights under “promotion and…

Punched. Mocked. Shouted at. Held down by force. These are some of the ways women remember childbirth, according to a new WHO-led Lancet study that interviewed over 2,600 women in Nigeria, Burma (Myanmar), Ghana and Guinea.

Renew Ganga, a pilot effort in India, has turned to Varanasi’s waste pickers to clean up the polluted Ganges River and keep plastic from reaching the ocean.   As it winds through India, the sacred river soaks up untreated sewage and trash, including ~1.2 billion pounds of…

While there’s general consensus among Arabic-speaking delegations to oppose discussion of gender identity or sexual orientation, a recent report reveals how some are breaking rank when savvy LGBTQ organizations approach the UN.

A scholar of rights, slavery and freedom, Thea Hunter found herself entrapped in the brutal cycle common to adjunct professors who occupy “the lowest rung” in the caste system of academia, writes Adam Harris. Despite her brilliance, Hunter—a black woman—was unable to…

As of yesterday, extramarital sex, gay sex and abortion are punishable by stoning death in Brunei. The brutal new law took effect yesterday despite widespread international condemnation and calls to boycott Brunei-owned luxury properties like the Beverly Hills Hotel. Rape…

An HIV-positive American and his physician partner have been accused of exposing the personal details of 14,200 HIV-positive people in Singapore, The Washington Post reports.

WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is launching an internal investigation after a trove of anonymous emails alleged that racism, sexism and corruption are rife at the UN agency. The laundry list of complaints sent to top WHO directors included “systemic racial…

After admitting to rigging admissions to ensure more men became doctors, Tokyo Medical University will accept dozens of women whose test scores were marked down to limit the intake of female students. The practice took place for more than a decade, intended to curb women’s…

The US Supreme Court upheld President Trump’s travel ban with a 5-4 vote yesterday—making a barrier that seemed like a "chain-link, impermanent fence" into a "wall, hunking and durable," as Karin Fischer put it.