Granite State May Pass Must-Tell Parents Law

New Hampshire may pass a parental notification law this year and spur other states to follow. Nebraska could take leadership on fetal pain legislation. The second of two stories on anti-choice momentum in the states after the 2010 elections.

Charge: Sahara Tribal Women Jailed for Adultery

A member of a Moroccan delegation in New York this month described a secret detention center in southwestern Algeria for mothers whose only crime was being unwed. The story’s political backdrop is a complicated territorial dispute in Western Sahara.

Algerian Amnesty Heightens Danger to Women

Women’s activists in Algeria say a sweeping 2005 amnesty, offered to most prosecutors of Algeria’s decade-long “dirty war,” is making the culture more dangerous for women. Reports of domestic violence, they say, are rising.