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The Women As Partners In Progress International Conference in Jordan showcased key initiatives for gender equality in the Middle East and North Africa region.
The death of a female football fan has raised fresh concerns over the freedom of women inside the country.
Most countries in the world limit the economic opportunities of women by law. More than 100 countries even exclude women in particular from obtaining certain jobs. There are 18 countries, where it is legal for men to forbid their wives to work at all.
The trainee volunteer fire brigade in the village is comprised of only girls, with the youngest firefighter, Maja Golasz aged just two and a half.
Von der Leyen used her speech to MEPs to appeal to the votes she still needed. Now that she's been approved in a narrow victory, these groups are both excited and sceptical about if she will follow through with her promises.
As part of her pitch, von der Leyen has promised a gender-equal commission and said she wants Europe to be the first "climate-neutral" continent.
The UK parliament on Tuesday backed amendments that would compel the government to extend same-sex marriage to Northern Ireland and liberalise abortion if the country is unable to re-establish its own devolved government by October 21.
Megan Rapinoe, the women's football star whose two penalties against Spain earned the United States their place in Friday’s world cup quarter-final against France, as just as unassailable off the pitch.
Several studies have suggested that when it comes to being environmentally conscious, there is a green gender gap.
Women in Switzerland went on strike on Friday in a nationwide protest calling for equal pay and an end to discrimination.
Nineteen-year-old Alina Anisimova is leading a team of young women to build Kyrgyzstan's first satellite.
The Vatican has published a document that takes aim at modern gender identity theory.
The paper is called “Male and female He created them” is directed to Catholic schools, instructing them in ways to counter efforts to: “deny the natural difference between a man and a woman”.
Derek Fisher, now the coach of the WNBA's Los Angeles Sparks, shared an Instagram photo of the team at the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport with their luggage.
She says women in Japan face heavy pressure to wear heels on the job.
A city councillor in Quebec has picked up her knitting needles to highlight the stark difference in the time female and male councillors speak at city council meetings.
The EU's MEDIA unit for the European audiovisual sector is at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival to boost the European film industry and equality for women
How one MP tried to convince others to back lowering Italy's tampon tax: "This does not only concern your wives and children. You will realise when you'll get to 60, I'm speaking to my male colleagues, you'll realise you'll need panty liners for incontinence or prostate problems, think ahead!"
Belgian Islamist Redouane Ahrouch appeared on television channel RTL-TVI for a political debate but allegedly refused to make eye contact or shake hands with journalist Emmanuelle Praet.
How should sporting bodies decide who can compete in which category?
NASA has been forced to cancel its first ever all-female spacewalk over limited spacesuit sizes
A shift in stereotypes is changing the way we label lipstick.
Despite being concerned one Europe's most gender equal countries, Denmark has a "pervasive rape culture" and systemic problems in dealing with rape, according to a report from Amnesty International. The report is calling for a change in the definition of rape, to focus on the importance of consent.
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While progress has been made toward gender equality in the EU, such progress is happening fast enough, according to a new report from the European Commission released in time for International Women's Day