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Inside the First Sex Worker Town Hall Hosted by a Congressional Candidate

At Congressional candidate Suraj Patel's event, Broadly spoke with organizers and participants about SESTA/FOSTA, decriminalization, and keeping sex workers safe.
Lena Solow
6.22.18
politics
politics

'I've Seen Everything': The Doctor Helping Refugee Women Survive Trauma

Dr. Fatema Akter is no ordinary physician. In the refugee camps of Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, she sees up to 80 patients a day—many of whom have suffered horrific persecution.
Helen Nianias
6.12.18
activism
activism

When Helping a Refugee Gets You Threatened with a Prison Sentence

People in Italy and Spain have been slapped with criminal charges of human trafficking and criminal association—all because they tried to rescue migrants crossing over into Europe.
Clara Hernanz
6.8.18
politics
politics

5 Women to Watch in Tuesday's Primary Elections

Eight states are holding primary elections tonight. Candidates like Deb Haaland and Tanzie Youngblood could stand to make history.
Kimberly Lawson
6.5.18
politics
politics

This Queer, Black Georgia Lawmaker Refuses to Be Called a 'Politician'

Rep. Park Cannon faces an uphill battle in the Georgia House as a pro-choice progressive and the youngest lawmaker in the state. Still, she says she wouldn’t want to legislate anywhere else.
Leila Ettachfini
5.25.18
politics
politics

The Trans Woman Set on Becoming Governor of Vermont

Christine Hallquist has been working for the state of Vermont for decades. Now, she's aiming to revitalize her state's politics and become the first trans Governor in US history.
Diana Tourjée
5.16.18
activism
activism

Ahed Tamimi Is the Young, Defiant Voice of a Palestinian Generation

Amnesty International called her the "Rosa Parks of Palestine" after her arrest at the age of 16. But resisting Israeli military occupation comes at a cost.
Sabrina Faramarzi
5.9.18
jobs
jobs

What It's Like to Build a Hospital in a Warzone

An engineer in war-torn South Sudan explains what its like to build medical infrastructure in a place so violent that the UN can't send in its own ground workers.
Andy Jones
5.8.18
jobs
jobs

Domestic Workers Are Using WhatsApp to Organize and Escape Abuse

The hugely popular messaging service provides an unlikely lifeline for migrant women working as live-in maids and nannies.
Laura Secorun
5.4.18
history
history

NYC Will Move—But Not Remove—Statue of Gynecologist Who Experimented on Slaves

The statue of Dr. J. Marion Sims will be relocated from Central Park in Manhattan to Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn. Some advocates say the decision is a "slap in the face."
Kimberly Lawson
4.16.18
history
history

These Exiled Princesses Led an Armed Rebellion From Their Convent

In sixth-century France, Merovingian royals Basina and Clotilda were forced into a nunnery. They decided to lead their sisters in an uprising against their abbess instead.
Siobhan Ball
4.9.18
politics
politics

This Woman Asked Ted Cruz to Take a DNA Test to Prove He's Human

Texan voter Tammy Talpas tells Broadly why she confronted the Republican senator on the campaign trail—and why she has difficulty believing he's an actual human being.
Sirin Kale
4.6.18