In this contested territory, women must endure a lengthy, frustrating process when they pursue a university education abroad. Here are four of their stories.

Dr. Samantha Nutt, an international humanitarian and author, writes about misogyny and the continuing struggle for women’s equality — and points to the way ahead

Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy, who won the 2016 Oscar for Best Documentary Short, explains why she feels it’s her duty to focus on topics others shy away from … like honor killings.

For women in the developing world, the focus is on surviving everyday violence, assault and rape. Gary Haugen argues that until we acknowledge the pervasive nature of such violence, we’ll never change anything. He shares five shocking stats he hopes might help us pay closer attention.

The reasons why women and people of color are not pursuing computer science jobs are complicated. Robin Hauser Reynolds, director of a documentary looking at the gender gap, shares four reasons women don’t seem to flourish in the tech world — and proposes some solutions.

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In 2010 the U.S. Army Special Operations Command created Cultural Support Teams, a pilot program to put women on the battlefield in Afghanistan. In this excerpt from her book, Ashley’s War, writer Gayle Tzemach Lemmon shares the background that led to this game-changing decision.

Photographer Laura Boushnak celebrates success stories in women’s education across the Arab World.