Comfort woman memorial statue, Seoul, South Korea

Japan’s Feminism Stumbles Over ‘Comfort Women’

Journalists, historians and publishers who try to tell the story of the Korean “comfort women” are being fiercely attacked while Japanese leaders deny the forcible recruitment of women to serve its army as sex slaves during World War II.

Children studying at a school in northeastern Nigeria that has received notes threatening an attack.

Nigeria’s Lost Girls Part of Long-Term Conflict

Nigeria’s gender-based abductions began in early 2013, a report finds, after the government imprisoned wives of Boko Haram members. Since then, the rate and scale of abductions has increased, with Christian women and girls the main target.

Malala Yousafzai addresses members of the European Parliament.

Nigeria Kidnapping, Malala Shooting Rouses Teens

The kidnapping of schoolgirls in Nigeria and the shooting of Malala Yousafzai have spurred some U.S. teens to activism and generosity. Others find the news too terrible and hard to solve.