Asian-Americans are fighting a double battle amid the global pandemic—COVID-19, and escalating racism.

LIMÓN—It’s a humid 95 degrees Fahrenheit and the sunlight peeks through the leaves of a thousand identical trees. Men maneuver through the dense rows, carrying enormous yellow fruits on their backs; on their hips, finely-sharpened machetes. Drenched in sweat, they…

After resisting the "P-word" for weeks even as the novel coronavirus spread to dozens of countries, WHO has officially declared COVID-19 a pandemic. Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus argued that it means countries must double-down—not give up. “The idea that…

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…

Thousands of desperate asylum seekers are being arrested, shot at, and tear-gassed this week as they attempt to enter Greece by land and by sea. One child has died, according to Médecins Sans Frontières.   Greece has suspended asylum applications and is deporting those who…

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.  

In a rare move, a UN commission singled out Russia for its involvement in the mass killing of Syrians.   The UN doesn’t usually attribute such attacks—it relies on the Syrian government and its Russian backers to distribute humanitarian relief.   But this latest report …

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.”

Staff at some South African hospitals forced pregnant HIV-positive women into sterilization after giving birth. The Commission for Gender Equality confirmed 48 cases in 2015 where women signed consent forms for sterilization procedures under duress. The country has one of…

There are few jobs more dangerous than working inside Pakistan’s Balochistan coal mines. Each day thousands of workers—men and children—face explosions, collapsing mine walls, and suffocation.     All for just dollars a day.    “We work with no facilities, no training and…