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Kavita Krishnan, secretary of the All India Progressive Women's Association, photographed in the offices of the Communist Party of India. The bust in the background depicts Charu Majumdar, a Communist revolutionary from Bengal. Poulomi Basu/VII Mentor for NPR hide caption

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The mother and daughter, displaced from their homes in Sudan, sit beneath a mosquito net while being treated for malnutrition at the Kalma camp in South Darfur. This is a 2005 photo. Lynsey Addario/Courtesy of Penguin Press hide caption

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The 50 Most Effective Ways To Transform The Developing World

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Advocates Join Fight To Eliminate Detroit's Rape Kit Backlog

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A candlelight vigil in December marks the second anniversary of a high-profile gang rape in India. In that incident, six men raped the girl and beat her while she was traveling with her 28-year-old friend, before throwing them out on the streets. Arkaprava Ghosh/Barcroft Media/Landov hide caption

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After a woman reported that she was raped by an Uber driver in New Delhi, protesters gathered outside a police station. Anindito Mukherjee /Reuters /Landov hide caption

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Bafana Khumalo (in black jacket) carried his fight for "gender justice" to the White House today. He called on the U.S. to help fund abortions for women in other countries who've been raped. Courtesy of Dean Peacock hide caption

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