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Bangladeshi Sweatshops Continue to Imperil Workers’ Lives

In 2013, the Rana Plaza garment factory collapsed, killing more than 1,100 Bangladeshi workers. Despite the news coverage, sweatshops aren't much better today.
Larry Towell
9.21.15
Film

This Journalist Spoke to Chechens Living in the Shadow of War

We spoke to French-English journalist Manon Loizeau, who recently went back to Chechnya years after the end of its devastating war to make a new documentary.
Alice Tchernookova
6.24.15
News

All That Is Missing from Greece's New Civil-Partnership Legislation for Same-Sex Couples

The Greek Ministry of Justice just proposed a law that would recognise same-sex civil partnerships. We spoke to Greek gay rights activists about their concerns.
Melpomeni Maragkidou
6.11.15
Photo

Meeting Pakistan’s Radical Feminists

We met the Pakistani women who dare to fight for free speech. One of them was Sabeen Mahmud, a woman who created a counter-cultural haven for thinkers in Karachi, and, in April, paid for it with her life.
Tonje Thilesen
6.3.15
Travel

Ghosts of Boko Haram: How Nigerian Refugees Are Coping in the Wake of the Baga Massacre

Though the Nigerian military has won victories against the notoriously violent militants, refugees displaced by the violence are still struggling to repair their lives.
Peter Tinti
5.19.15
News

Greek Courts Are Using a Law From 250 AD to Annul Same-Sex Marriages

Two couples are currently planning to protest this in the European Court of Human RIghts.
Kostas Onisenko
4.29.15
Stuff

Poland's First Transgender Presidential Candidate Doesn't Worry About the Trolls or the Polls

An interview with Polish Green Party MP, Anna Grodzka.
Paweł Mączewski
3.26.15
Film

What Does The Future Hold for Female Education in Afghanistan?

We talked to the director of new documentary about a pioneering girls' school in Afghanistan, and the effect that the departure of Western forces will have on the country's female rights.
Daisy Jones
3.18.15
News

Could Malaysia's New Wave of Bold Student Activists Be On the Verge of an Uprising?

Progressive forces are growing ever more impatient with the government's increasingly desperate cling to power.
Scott Oliver
2.20.15
Stuff

The Gay Gene Won't Save Us

The idea of a "gay gene" may be useful in changing perceptions now, but what does it mean for LGBT rights in the long term?
Nicole Pasulka
2.2.15
Stuff

For Homeless Women, Having a Period Isn't a Hassle – It's a Nightmare

As long as sanitary ware is classified as a "non-essential" and "luxury" item, and isn't given out for free like condoms, homeless women may be forced to shoplift for tampons and towels, or resort to using tissue from McDonald's toilets.
Maya Oppenheim
1.23.15
Photo

Shoes, Books, Bullets and Backpacks – Every Found Object On the Mexican Border Represents a Tragedy

Photographer Richard Misrach and Mexican composer Guillermo Galindo are turning human trash found on the US-Mexico border into instruments, giving a new identity to fragments of lost lives.
Eleanor Morgan
12.9.14
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