Life for British Muslims is getting harder: Islamophobic violence has risen by 300% since the Paris terror attacks, and British fears of refugees and migrants are becoming so high that they may help lead the UK to exit the European Union. To find out how the young Muslims…

Some humanitarian crises receive less media attention and donor funding than others, say aid agencies. Here’s the top 5 of 2015:

Teens toiling on US tobacco farms risk nicotine poisoning and pesticide exposure, according to a new 72-page report from Human Rights Watch.  US laws and regulations offer less protection than most tobacco company policies on children’s work in tobacco farming. Despite…

In cocoa villages in Ghana and, to a lesser extent, Cote d'Ivoire, the appeal to get kids out of slavery is economic—and the results have been startling, according to Part 6 of a Christian Science Monitor series on ending human trafficking. For the first time in history,…

A draft bill eliminating discrimination against persons affected by leprosy, and specifically outlawing the word “leper,” has been submitted to the Indian government. In the meantime, the 1898 Lepers Act, introduced in India during the British Raj, is still on the books,…

The public health picture in China is complex, 2 new Lancet studies show. There are widespread regional disparities, some notable gains and vast health inequalities between urban and rural areas.

To photographer Stephanie Sinclair, a simple handful of photographs wasn’t enough to explain an issue as pervasive and nuanced as child marriage. 13 years after starting the “Too Young to Wed” project, she is still writing grant proposals for additional parts to this series…

Agnes Pareyio was an educated Masai teen determined to not undergo female genital mutilation—until her family called her a coward. 27% of women in Kenya have undergone FGM, the WHO reports. Despite being banned here by law since 2011, the practice is ingrained into certain…

As a medical student in St. Louis, Missouri, Anita Chary writes powerfully about her experience of “black lives matter” in the racially divided city. Relating her experiences to her work with poor women in rural Guatemala, Chary feels the same knot in her gut when she sees…

Feelings of discrimination mess with the body's levels of the stress hormone cortisol more in blacks than in whites, new research suggests. One of the first studies ever to look at the biological response to the cumulative impact of prejudicial treatment also demonstrates…