Abigail Haworth

Princess Latifa's Great Escape
In exclusive interviews with her friends and family, Marie Claire goes behind the scenes of her last (failed) attempt to flee Dubai an…
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The Lost Daughters of Salerno

The news cycle moved on, but Salerno, Italy, the town that became the final resting place for 26 migrant women has not forgotten them.

African Female Superheroes Are About to Take Over

Nnedi Okorafor’s barrier-breaking African superheroines are coming to HBO.

This Woman Is Single-Handedly Eradicating Child Marriage from Malawi
In Malawi, one in two girls is subject to arranged marriage before the age of 18. As a high-ranking woman in a man's world, Chief There…
Subversion by Satellite: This All-Female Talk Show Is Making Waves in Iran

Meet the women talking taboos in Tehran.

Meet the Teenagers Who Went Undercover to Bust a Sex-Trafficking Ring in India

Not your usual extracurricular activity.

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.

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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.
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"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.

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…
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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World's Best Country for Women
Would you move there?
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Forced to Be Fat
In Mauritania, young girls are brutally force-fed a diet of up to 16,000 calories a day—more than four times that of a male bodybuilder…
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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.