October 14, 2014 / The Washington Post
Tom Hundley, Ana P. Santos
As it stands, tens of thousands in the Philippines are stuck in difficult or dysfunctional marriages, torn between the teachings of their faith and a humiliating legal limbo.
September 30, 2014 / Mashable
Daniella Zalcman
In Uganda there is great breadth and nuance to religious leaders' opinions on homosexuality, and to the messages they deliver to their congregations.
August 25, 2014 / Untold Stories
Molly K. Dutmers
Malta is Europe's most Catholic nation, but even in this stronghold of Catholicism the Church faces serious hurdles.
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.
October 30, 2013 / Untold Stories
Jenna Krajeski
The Gezi Park protests united Istanbul in Taksim Square, but three miles away the residents of Fatih tell a different story.
October 22, 2013 / Untold Stories
Jeffrey Bartholet
Jeffrey Bartholet looks at the human and political dimensions surrounding the rise of self-immolations among Tibetans.
October 15, 2013 / Guernica
Alia Malek
A family’s journey from Armenia to Syria and back again.
Image by Arjun Suri. India, 2013.
October 14, 2013
Varsha Ramakrishnan
The tensions between India's patriarchal traditions and modernism can be seen in the struggle against dowry violence.
October 8, 2013
Tom Hundley
Does anyone miss Qaddafi? Not really. But as Nicolas Pelham reports, the Libyan Revolution of 2011 has not delivered on the reforms that so many had anticipated. And the worst may be yet to come.
October 3, 2013 / The New York Review of Books
Nicolas Pelham
As multiple forces assert power in different parts of the country, many feel that only a strongman can hold Libya together. But who could it be?

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