Female Lawmakers Carry the Banner for Gun Control

Gun-control bills authored by Carolyn McCarthy and Barbara Boxer have been gaining co-sponsors in the aftermath of the shooting in Tucson, Ariz. Chicago’s Jan Schakowsky calls the congressional gender gap a major hurdle in limiting firearms.

War Complicates U.S. Aid Efforts for Afghan Women

A U.S. effort on behalf of women in Afghanistan is gearing up, but it comes in tandem with a controversial escalation of the war that some women’s rights activists consider a greater threat. The first of two stories on the Afghanistan war and women.