In the absence of government action on human trafficking, teachers in Mexico are using games to break the cycle of human trafficking.   A common ambition among students: “‘I want to be a trafficker like my grandfather,’” says a project leader in Tlaxcala state, a…

It could be half a century before global health organizations achieve equity in their leadership, according to the Global Health 50/50 report—released yesterday on International Women’s Day, The Guardian reports.  

More girls than ever are in school—but other measures of equality are falling far short, according to a UNICEF report marking 25 years since a landmark conference on the rights of women and girls.  

CASABLANCA—Ibtissam remembers the laughter, the music, the henna-stained hands of the women lined up to welcome a newlywed couple in her neighbor’s home in Safi, a city in Western Morocco: “It felt like a party.”

Throughout the US, it’s legal for medical students to perform pelvic exams on unconscious women without obtaining explicit consent. Legal frameworks vary. Some teaching hospitals have implied consent while other institutions have hazy policies allowing physicians to…

At 49%, Indonesia’s rate of female circumcision is the third highest in the world—despite laws banning the practice.   What keeps it going? In Indonesia, female genital mutilation is rooted as much in family tradition as in religion, according to new research from Gajah…

A once-promising HIV vaccine candidate is dead in the water after a major human trial showed it worked no better than the placebo, Bhekisisa reports.  

South Korean YouTubers have divided the country by vowing to reject sex, babies, and marriage.   Their SOLOdarity movement may sound extreme, but it reflects a growing trend of South Korean women rejecting the trappings of traditional family life. It’s bad timing for a…

After almost 40% of women trainees reported being sexually harassed on the job, the NIH pledged to rethink its policies.   People with disabilities, young women and LGBT+ people were most vulnerable.   A working group report urged speedy reforms, like establishing safe…

75% of Ethiopian women and girls can’t access menstruation supplies.    When Freweini Mebrahtu moved to the US, she noted an “overwhelming” bounty of disposable supplies. So, she designed a cheaper, reusable pad that has helped nearly 800,000 girls and women.    “The whole…