Christian fundamentalism lies behind harsh new anti-LGBTIQ bill in Uganda
Only two MPs voted against Uganda’s anti-LGBT bill, passed this week. We talk to one of them, Fox Odoi-Oywelowo
Published in:50.50: ExplainerWho is Elly Schlein, the first woman and LGBTIQ+ leader of Italy’s left?
The Democratic Party’s new leader is the main centre-left rival to far-right prime minister Georgia Meloni
Published in:50.50: ExplainerWhat you need to know about Uganda’s anti-LGBTIQ bill
Uganda will have among the most draconian anti-LGBTIQ legislation in Africa if the bill becomes law
Türkiye earthquake: Lack of healthcare leaves pregnant women living in fear
Pregnant women, mothers and children are among the most vulnerable earthquake victims in Türkiye. But access to...
Released Nicaraguan political prisoners tell of homophobia and misogyny in jail
Testimonies of resistance: Political prisoners exiled to the US tell of state’s hatred for women and LGBTIQ leaders
What Tennessee’s LGBTIQ history tells us about its new ‘drag’ ban
A Tennessee drag queen and LGBTIQ+ historian explain a new law that will ban drag shows in the state from April
Published in:50.50: InterviewTheir anti-rape performance went viral globally. What next for LASTESIS?
LASTESIS was part of a progressive movement in Chile. Then voters rejected the country’s new constitution. So now what?
Published in: 50.50: AnalysisFortress Europe’s role in Tunisia’s anti-Black violence
The Tunisian president’s recent comments triggered racist violence against migrants, but there are other...
Hungary’s ‘perfect propaganda machine’ attacks women, report finds
New report highlights gendered disinformation online and calls for women-centred reform of social media platforms
Republicans still have ‘tremendous affection for dictators’
OPINION: Putin may have fallen out of favour, but Republicans still admire right-wing authoritarian leaders
The Republican Party is still in thrall to Trumpism, with or without Donald
OPINION: There are no moderate Republican presidential candidates, as this year’s CPAC conference shows
A pro-LGBTIQ court ruling in Kenya sparks hope despite a fierce backlash
A court ruling granting LGBTIQ groups equal status has been condemned by the president and fiercely debated online
‘Tolerance’ and ‘religious freedom’ are subtle codes for Christian supremacism
OPINION: Like other forms of privilege, Christian privilege is most effective when we don’t talk about it
Rwanda shows that it takes more than seats in Parliament to liberate women
To emancipate Rwandan women, we need cultural and economic shifts as well as parliamentary representation
NHS failures contributed to death of trans activist Sophie Williams, coroner finds
At the time of Williams’ death, she’d been waiting for an appointment at a gender identity clinic for nearly five years
Idaho bill tries again to equate trans healthcare with female genital mutilation
Idaho Republicans are trying for the second time to ban gender-affirming healthcare for minors. Will they succeed?
Ugandan charity regulator accused of targeting LGBTIQ groups to avoid austerity
Rights campaigners believe Uganda’s charity regulator is using an anti-LGBTIQ agenda to save itself from austerity cuts
Scotland should heed the US when it comes to religious beliefs and bigotry
OPINION: How Kate Forbes’ religious views affect her candidacy to become Scotland’s new first minister
Kate Forbes’ political career began with role paid by anti-abortion lobby group
Exclusive: SNP leadership candidate previously worked for shadowy Christian right group that doesn’t declare funders
A Russian lawyer stood up for Ukrainians. She was labelled a ‘foreign agent’
Activist, lawyer and Forbes 30 Under 30 star Anna Rivina reflects on women’s rights and her fight to get back home
The mental health crisis in women’s prisons
Experts slam the government’s £1.5m plan to create more jail places in England as prisoners’ self-harm rates soar
Will the market force Ron DeSantis to U-turn on his culture war?
OPINION: Treating education like an industry instead of a public good has left the Florida governor in a tough place
How Andrew Tate exploited Romania’s misogynistic culture
Patriarchal values and weak laws made Romania the ideal place for Tate’s criminal pursuits, say local feminists
Medical misogyny is failing women with chronic urinary tract infections
Women experience years of suffering due to gaslighting, misdiagnosis and wrong treatment by medics, say UTI experts
Women and LGBTQ people caught up in El Salvador’s state of emergency
Government’s anti-gang measures are threatening the innocent, vulnerable and marginalised, say human rights groups
Published in: oDR: FeatureThe Nagorno-Karabakh blockade hurts families – even leaders’ families
As Azerbaijan continues its blockade of Nagorno-Karabakh for the 68th day, children must endure the grown-ups’ stalemate
Mourners tell of anger and grief at vigil for Brianna Ghey in London
‘Constant hatred from news outlets and social media influencers has caused more and more fear around trans people’
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