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Preventable but Prevalent: An Injury Affecting Millions of Mothers

Two solutions that could help women in low-and middle-income countries

Best Books of 2022

The novels, nonfiction, and media our colleagues at the Council on Foreign Relations enjoyed most this year

Gender

Women and Stroke in Iran

Stroke-prevention efforts fail to meet low-income women’s needs

Gender

Leaving Ukraine

A story about helping people with disabilities escape the war in Ukraine

Gender

Women Are Transforming Health in Rural Villages in India

Community health "entrepreneurs" prevent disease, strengthen social safety nets, and improve well-being

Poverty

Growing Beyond Cultural Barriers in Guatemala

How a young Maya woman is helping other women in her community blossom, one garden at a time

Gender

Pakistan's Femicide Crisis

Disinformation, state neglect, and patriarchal conditioning have perpetuated violence against women

Gender

"Pregnant People Will Die as a Result of Overturning Roe v. Wade"

A New York OB-GYN speaks out on the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision to end abortion access

Gender

The Gender Pay Gap Is Wider Than You Thought

Making women's unpaid care work count toward an economy for health

Gender

Hiding in Plain Sight

Although schistosomiasis affects many women and the treatment is simple, it is often misdiagnosed

Poverty

Cancer in Africa, a Financially Devastating Disease

A physician in Senegal shares her cancer story from "the land of universal health coverage"

Gender

A Look at Women's Protests

A snapshot of women-led protests around the world

Gender

How the Pandemic Changed Attitudes About Menstrual Health in India

Innovation and outreach by individuals, governments, and global organizations have advanced understanding and support