Abigail Haworth

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Dial-a-Fatwa: This Female Hotline Answers Women's Questions About Islam

"Our basic message to Muslim women is that they often have much more power and freedom than they think."

The Lady Detectives of Delhi

A growing group of unlikely spies emerges in India.

Why Straight Women Are Marrying Each Other

In the Mara region of northern Tanzania, Abigail Haworth discovers an empowering tribal tradition undergoing a modern revival.

Meet the One-Woman Syrian Rescue Mission

As the migrant crisis continues to swell in Europe, many refugees put their faith in Moroccan-Italian activist Nawal Soufi.

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My Mom and I Share the Same Husband
A mother and daughter having sex with the same man may sound hard to believe, but it's a necessity for women in one Bangladeshi tribe. …
And Then They Were Gone: What Life Has Been Like for the Women Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Left...
A year ago this month, the plane disappeared without a trace—and these women's lives have never been the same.
"If They Capture Me, They Will Execute Me at Once": Meet the Iraqi Woman Standing Up to ISIS
Politician Vian Dakhil's efforts to stand in the way of the Islamic State's genocidal war on the Yazidi people have made her a prime ta…
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South Sudan: Band of Sisters
With this month marking South Sudan's third anniversary as the world's newest nation, we talk to model NYKHOR PAUL about her campaign t…
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What Afghanistan's Presidential Election Means for Women's Rights
One politician wages a campaign for greater women's rights.
My Mom Sold My Virginity

Inside Cambodia's highly secretive upmarket virgin trade.

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Double Trouble: Where Girls Face the Most Risk
Typhoon Haiyan dealt a one-two punch to young women in the Philippines
Filter: She's Out on Patrol
One year after the death of a New Delhi student in a brutal gang rape, India's women are striking back. But is vigilante-style action t…
Prostitution Problems
Switzerland's plan to keep prostitutes safe.
The Crying Game
Weep for a living? This professional mourner does.
No Sex and the City
They're young, single, and totally available, but Japan's 20-and 30-somethings are choosing celibacy over hookups and dating. Why is th…
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Where the Boys Are
In China, a cultural preference for boys has created such a severe gender imbalance that unmarried men will soon outnumber unmarried wo…
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15 in a Billion
With 1.4 billion citizens, mainland China is the world's most populous countryand home to one in five women on our planet, from rice fa…
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Party to the Death
Looking for adrenaline, hordes of American students and recent grads are descending on the world's latest party capital, Vang Vieng, La…
The Divorce Toilet
Women in Japan are praying to the porcelain god, but it has nothing to do with booze
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The Ax Factor: Reality TV Crackdowns
Why Communist China is pulling the plug on the country's tasteless reality fare.
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Forced to Be Fat
In Mauritania, where big is beautiful and stretch marks are sexy, young girls are brutally force-fed a diet of up to 16,000 calories a …
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Why Women Want Viking Sperm
Future mothers the world over are seeking babies with Danish DNA.
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How to Be the Next Kate Middleton
A new weeklong course promises to teach you how to do it.
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Breaking China's One-Child Law
In an unprecedented crackdown, Chinese officials set out to sterilize 10,000 women by jailing their relatives until the women submitte…
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Saudi Cleric Advocates Breastfeeding—for Grown Men
In Saudi Arabia, its illegal for women to socialize with men, but a proposed law in the Arab kingdom would create a legal way for women…
Women Who Force Their Husbands to Cheat

In search of bigger divorce settlements, some Japanese women are tricking their husbands into affairs.

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The Case for a Harem of Husbands
One Saudi Arabian woman risks her life to speak out against the gender inequality of polygamy.