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2020 marks the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in the U.S. — and the fifth anniversary of Women Across Frontiers. And we couldn’t be more optimistic about the power of women’s voices around the globe.

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   COMMENTARY

THE CORONAVIRUS IS A DISASTER FOR FEMINISM

“One of the most striking effects of the coronavirus will be to send many couples back to the 1950s. Across the world, women’s independence will be a silent victim of the pandemic,” argues reporter Helen Lewis from The Atlantic.

PODCAST

NY TIMES POLITICAL REPORTER DIONNE SEARCEY DISCUSSES HER NEW BOOK “IN PURSUIT OF DISOBEDIENT WOMEN”

Searcey’s new book, describes eye-opening conversations with women who escaped the clutches of Boko Haram against all odds and shares her own challenges moving to a new continent with her husband and young children in order to take her new role.

 

COMMENTARY

A RAPIST IN YOUR PATH: THE POLITICAL AND GLOBAL IMPACT OF CHILE’S FEMINIST ACTIVISM

October 18 in London, I scroll through Chile’s news per usual since I’ve been in London only a month working on my master’s degree in gender studies at University College London. “Student ambushes metro stations in protests over fare hikes,” the paper says.

FEATURES

"TWO OF MY CHILDREN WERE FATHERED BY SEX TOURISTS"

In the Dominican Republic, girls as young as 12 are exploited for sex year-round by tourists from North America and Europe. This is what happened to Punta Cana-native Ana, when she was just 17.

   SPOTLIGHTS

ELIMINATING NEGLECTED TROPICAL DISEASES IN THE REMOTE ISLAND OF IDJWI

Lean about the work these two NGO’s END Fund and Amani Global Works implement in Idjwi, Congo to control and eradicate neglected tropical diseases (NTD).

   SPOTLIGHTS

PHOTOGRAPHER JULIA GUNTHER | CHEDINO AND FAMILY

LGBT rights in Africa often clash with traditional African culture in which same-sex relationships are deemed ‘un-African’ and where homophobia is rampant.

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