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For pregnant women, getting the COVID-19 jab is a challenging choice
The World May 12, 2021
Information on vaccines for pregnant women differs, depending on the country. Making the choice to get the shot while pregnant can get complicated, explains Valerie Fernández, who faced the decision herself in Arizona.
Conflict & Justice
Afghan amb to the US on the Taliban: ‘They are not interested in peace but power’
The World May 11, 2021
The Afghan ambassador to the US, Roya Rahmani, spoke to The World's host Marco Werman about the security situation in Afghanistan, and the government's handling of it.
Leaders
WTO head Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on vaccines: ‘We have to solve the health crisis if we want economic recovery’
The World April 22, 2021
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the first African and female director-general of the World Trade Organization, talks to The World about her work priorities and her recent book, "Women and Leadership: Real Lives, Real Lessons."
Arts, Culture & Media
India’s ‘streaming dream’ may dim with new digital regulations
The World April 14, 2021
With online news outlets and streaming platforms now under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, content creators may face new layers of bureaucracy, regulation and censorship. 
Gender
More transgender people are hiding their identity at work in the UK. Why?
The World April 06, 2021
A recent survey by a UK recruitment company indicates that over two-thirds of transgender people nationwide continue to conceal their identity at work, and the numbers are increasing. 
Military
Gender matters in the military: Part II
Inkstick Media April 06, 2021
This week, Critical State, our foreign policy newsletter, takes a deep dive into recent research on the state of US opinion about gender in foreign policy in the years since combat units were integrated.
Music
New album lifts up the voices of ostracized women in northern Ghana’s ‘witch camps’
The World April 05, 2021
The stories of these women, who remain vulnerable, can now be heard on an album called "I've forgotten now who I used to be."
Critical State
Gender matters in the military
Inkstick Media March 30, 2021
January marked five years since the US military opened up combat arms billets to women, shifting the way women are treated within the military and the way the US government thinks about gender and security.
Science
Walter Isaacson on how gene editing will change lives
Innovation Hub March 29, 2021
CRISPR has enabled us to manipulate the code of life. Where might it take us next?
Human rights
Uyghur mothers in Turkey walk for miles to ask politicians for help locating their children in China
The World March 24, 2021
These mothers say they were separated from their families by the Chinese government’s campaign of forced labor camps and surveillance, which has targeted the ethnic Uyghur minority living in the Xinjiang autonomous region since 2017. 
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