As Congress considers the need for greater regulation of international marriage brokers, a Ukrainian woman is suing the brokerage that united her with her now ex-husband who, she claims, battered her and is also abusing his latest “mail-order bride.”
In honor of Mother’s Day, Save the Children released its annual Mothers’ Index of the best and worst places to be a mother around the world. The relief agency is also supporting legislation to protect women and children in war-torn regions.
A grass-roots campaign led by two women is aiding the leading international reproduction-health group, which lost all its U.S. funding last summer after a damaging anti-choice report whose findings were not officially corroborated.
The U.N. commission on women found itself at a diplomatic impasse for the first time in its history over a document describing what steps nations should take to reduce violence against women and girls.
Children’s advocates are praising a new law intended to lower the risk of international parental kidnappings. However, the itemized risk factors for illegal flight are also common among battered women preparing to leave their abusers.
As International Women’s Day approaches this weekend, a foreign policy expert examines the failure of U.S. foreign policy to focus development aid on women and children and calls for stronger laws requiring women benefit from U.S. largesse.