July 21, 2014 /
Jon Sawyer
India’s free lunch program, one of the world's largest anti-poverty programs, reaches 120 million children a day. It has improved health, promoted school attendance, and broken down caste barriers.
July 8, 2014 / GlobalPost
Caryle Murphy
Saudi Arabia turns against political Islam with its ban on the Muslim Brotherhood.
July 2, 2014 / Al Jazeera America
Michael Edison Hayden, Sami Siva
In India, transgender women make a life on the margins of society.
November 22, 2013
Reese Erlich
Many experts thought Assad would be out of power by now. But the initial popular uprising has devolved into religious and ethnic strife. Assad is seen by some as the best hope for stability.
November 21, 2013 / Ozymandias
Allyn Gaestel
From Brooklyn to Lagos, ideas about womanhood and motherhood tend to be interwoven. A look at how the film "Mother of George" brings fresh light to Nigeria's fertility and abortion debates.
November 20, 2013 / The Washington Post
Anup Kaphle
The U.S.-educated Ujwal Thapa, an entrepreneur and independent candidate, says he wants to stir up Nepali politics.
November 18, 2013
Kem Knapp Sawyer
“She went back to her village and decided to live as if nothing had happened. Four years later, she was married. She said her husband didn't know anything about her past."
November 17, 2013 / The Washington Post
Anup Kaphle
Nepalis go to the polls Tuesday to choose a special assembly to write a new constitution and try to end a period of political drift. But many here fear that no single party will get a clear majority.
November 17, 2013 / Untold Stories
Devon Smith
"We’re still a divided society 15 years after the Good Friday Agreement," says Sammy Douglas, a Protestant politician from East Belfast.
Image by Devon Smith. Northern Ireland, 2013.
November 17, 2013
Devon Smith
It has been 15 years since the end of Northern Ireland's Troubles yet in Belfast, a city carved by "Peace Walls," the tension is still palpable.
November 14, 2013 / Untold Stories
Eleanor Klibanoff
In Nicaragua and El Salvador abortion bans prevent termination of pregnancies under any circumstances, including rape or incest. The governments are ill prepared to offer services young mothers need.
November 12, 2013 / The New Yorker
Katherine Zoepf
Arguments against women driving in Saudi Arabia include that it may damage women's ovaries. But that isn't stopping women from organizing petitions, "drives" and dinners to fight back against the law...
November 11, 2013 / Untold Stories
Varsha Ramakrishnan
The "dahej" (dowry) that Indian women pay at marriage is a common phenomenon among both rich and poor. Less reported: the violence that follows when the dowry is deemed too little. One woman's story.

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