A protest for the people of Gaza.

5 Iranian Women Praise Nuclear Deal

“It is always a win-win situation when you resolve conflicts through diplomacy,” says Sussan Tahmasebi, a founder of a grassroots effort to broaden awareness of Iranian women’s rights. “We need to have stability in the Middle East and the region and I think this deal will help with that stability.”

Sumitra Bhattarai and her mother Jitmaye Shai make a living by selling fruits in Kathmandu.

Social Caretaking Keeps Nepal Going Post-Quake

During chaotic, makeshift times, women throughout Kathmandu are playing key roles in holding their families and society together. “She always tells us not to be afraid and keeps a close watch on us especially at night,” says the 14-year-old daughter of one woman.

Jamila Afghani

In Afghanistan, Danger Stalks Gender Imam Training

Facing a culture of bribery and constant threats on herself and her family, Jamila Afghani looks back on more than five years of helping religious leaders in Afghanistan preach to women in a gender-respectful way. And she worries about her country becoming a “second Iraq.”