For Indian airline executive ElsaMarie D’Silva, the gang rape that killed a Delhi college student in 2012 was a turning point.

Kyrgyzstan outlawed “bride kidnappings”—women abducted and forced to marry—in 2013. The UNDP still estimates some 14% of women under 24 are captured and coerced annually, sometimes by their own female family members who may later shame them into staying in abusive…

Globally, women carry a disproportionate burden of unpaid and underpaid labor, and the global health field is no exception. The authors of this commentary point out that female academics contribute more service work, and young women staff about 70% of unpaid and underpaid…

The outsize burden of HIV and AIDS among women in former British colonies goes back to colonial legal systems’ approaches to property, according to new research.

After years of policies limiting births of girls and favoring sons, China and India face decades of work addressing the effects of their male-heavy generations. In those 2 countries, men outnumber women by 70 million—distorting the economy and paralleling an uptick in…

Years ago, when Nancy Glass tried to submit an article on strangulation and domestic violence to the Journal of Emergency Medicine, she got a firm no—unless she listed a physician as the author, that is. Senior author. Glass, now the professor and associate director of…

Michele Barry’s verdict on the Women Leaders in Global Health conference that brought more than 400 women to Stanford last fall? “It was kick-ass great.”

Physical restraint during childbirth, segregation in maternity wards, and racial harassment—Roma woman endure these abuses and more in reproductive health care centers in eastern Slovakia.

A striking gender disparity in global health leadership took center stage at Stanford University’s 2017 Women Leaders in Global Health Conference, uniting over 400 leaders from 68 countries.Women “represent most of the health workforce worldwide yet remain the minority in…

The head of UN Women Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka blasted funding cuts as violence against women in conflict zones grows “worse than anything we’ve ever seen before.” Campaigners highlighted remarkable failures of the UK’s Angeline Jolie-fronted, 13-country violence prevention…