"The regime always uses women as a tool to take revenge and to force its enemies to surrender."
"Women's rights will recede whenever men use secularism as a pretext for Islamophobia," said one Twitter user.
Fans attending the Sweden-Chile game were treated to a roaring rendition of 1970's French feminist anthem.
Why is World Menstrual Hygiene Day so important and what can you do to have greener periods each month?
Some claimed this was ironic in an election that has brought women's issues to the fore.
Demonstrators say long-established rights like abortion and divorce are under threat
How to fight sexism in the #MeToo era? The Council of Europe starts with defining it
This year's official theme is #BalanceforBetter - but there are many unofficial events taking place too.
French 'language police' back major shakeup - accepting feminine forms of job titles for the first time
Catalan authorities have opened an investigation into allegations of sexist discrimination in the selection of hostesses working for the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
The official gatekeepers of the French language are considering the feminisation of job titles to counterbalance male-dominated terms.
Reebook's new feminist ad campaign in Russia stirred controversy with its 'face-sitting' slogan, deleted a few hours after its publication.
Spain's far-right Vox party says it will pull its support for a People's Party (PP) and Ciudadanos coalition government in Andalusia unless the parties agree to overturn domestic violence legislation Vox deems part of the "radical feminist agenda."
Around twenty Protestant and Catholic theologians from many different continents and different ages came together to publish the alternative book which shows women in different Bible texts in a new light.
On the eve of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women two European capitals saw big marches calling for change.
Feminist activists have disrupted a rally by far-right supporters of former Spanish dictator General Francisco Franco, commemorating the 43rd anniversary of his death.
In the video, singer Zere appears in a purple bra and calls for a woman's right to her own opinion to be respected
Ultimately, this is not about a piece of cloth but about a woman’s worth, her dignity. If a woman cannot determine how to dress, how can she be a responsible person? If she cannot control how to cover her head, how can she control what goes on inside her head?
Her body was found in her apartment on July 23 in Paris, according to FEMEN. The death was an alleged suicide.
Candidates will be judged on character instead, following the high-profile #MeToo campaign that's highlighted widespread sexual discrimination and harassment across America.
Pedro Sanchez has named his cabinet, with women taking most of the top government jobs for the first time in the country's history.
Former tennis star, John McEnroe has backed the BBC in a gender pay row over the difference between the salary he received for his commentary at the Wimbledon championships, compared to that received by female tennis champion Martina Navratilova.
Along one of Baghdad’s oldest streets, a new bookstore is making waves — not for the titles it sells but for who owns it.
After anti-government protests in late December, they're gaining momentum and a movement called "WhiteWednesdays" is trending online.
The last time a leader gave birth in office was Pakistan's prime minister Benazir Bhutto in 1990 and now it's Jacinda Ardern's turn.
The popular Jacinda Ardern found out she was pregnant just days before taking office. She plans to take just six weeks of maternity leave when the baby arrives in June, saying that she had to acknowledge that her job was different from other roles.