India is the most dangerous country for women in terms of sexual violence and slave labor, according to a global poll by the Thomas Reuters Foundation of about 550 experts on women’s issues.

Despite a 2016 UN Resolution protecting health professionals from attacks and threats, modern anti-terror laws in many states are misused to cast healthcare as a form of support to the enemy, leaving providers vulnerable to prosecution.

Violent crime is spreading like a disease in America’s cities; why hasn’t it been treated like one? As his work in Chicago shows, that approach works, says Gary Slutkin. The infectious disease specialist worked on cholera, tuberculosis and AIDS epidemics before founding…

A decade of escalating violence in Afghanistan killed or injured 10,000 last year, and estimates show the Taliban now commands 70% of the country. The fighting is an everyday reality for civilians and staff who pass through Kabul’s Surgical Center for War Victims, their…

Attacks on health care killed nearly 400 patients and health workers in 2017 across 23 countries—and that’s likely a vast underestimate, found the latest report by the Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition.

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…

“We shouldn’t be accepting all these deaths as the cost of the Second Amendment. There has to be another way to be free.” — Sarah Lilian, a high school senior from who took a 3 a.m. bus from Westchester, N.Y. with 2 friends to be at the Washington march.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – They held hands. They had to. The students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School held on to their fathers and mothers, their sisters and brothers and each other as they threaded their way through the hundreds of thousands of people that they convened…

WASHINGTON, DC – When hundreds of thousands of protesters descended on Pennsylvania Avenue on March 24 for the #MarchForOurLives protest, they brought with them anger and sadness. Following are a gallery of human moments from the march.

Weapons like the military-style AR-15 rifle, which the 19-year-old Parkland school shooter bought legally, are designed to kill. Their bullets travel 3,000 feet per second, 2-3 times the speed of many common handguns. When they don’t kill, the injuries they cause are beyond…