Noa Jansma, a 20-year-old student from Amsterdam, experienced everything from wolf-whistling to being asked for sex
The traditionally Catholic country has some of the strictest abortion laws in the world.
Saudi Arabia's decree allowing women to drive is hailed as both a victory for human rights and a money-saver for many families.
After years of campaigning Saudi Arabia is to end its ban on women driving
Abortion is currently illegal in the country, except if a pregnant woman's life is in danger. Rights campaigners will be closely watching what changes are put to voters in a referendum on the issue next year.
The move follows recent pledges from President Beji Caid Essebsi to improve women's rights in the country
Romania and Bulgaria have the highest proportion of teenage mothers in the European Union, new figures have revealed.
Nearly one-in-ten births in
Rules also exclude women with facial hair or fertility problems from classrooms
Saudi Arabia has some of the world's strictest laws for women, who must wear loose-fitting, full-length robes known as abayas in public.
The death of world-renowned Iranian mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani is breaking taboos in her conservative homeland.
As tributes poured in for the
Iberia announced on Monday that it will stop requiring pregnancy tests from women who apply to work for the Spanish airline.
Campaigners have hit out over an African president’s vow to prevent pregnant girls from returning to school.
A coalition of NGOs claim the ban in
The rules state that women are only allowed to wear one-piece or two-piece bathing suits
The Greens senator made headlines in May this year as the first woman to breastfeed within Federal Parliament
A multi-faith five-judge bench said it will look at whether the practice is "fundamental" to the right to Islam, according to local reports.
Larissa Waters, senator for Queensland in the Australian Senate, has made history by becoming the first mother to breastfeed in the Senate chamber.
Every two hours during the night Małgorzta Tomczyk gets up to rub ointment into her son’s skin to prevent it drying and cracking up.
Yalla Trappan, a Swedish social enterprise that combines work, inclusion and women’s empowerment started with just six women when it was founded seven years ago.
Efforts to end discrimination that affects half of the European population have fallen through in a European Union dedicated to economic harmonisation.
From Thursday all British forms employing 250 people or more will have to publish by next April the complete gender breakdown of their workers' pay, and will no longer be able to hide the lower rates
Agriculture, food security, sustainable development and the role of women — just some of the topics covered at this year’s Crans Montana Forum which was held in…
International Women’s Day saw demonstrations across America in favour of economic equality and against President Trump’s policies on abortion and healthcare.
A statue of a young girl stands in front of Lower Manhattan’s well-known bronze charging bull, as if to fearlessly stare it down.
International Women's Day marked on Wall Street with a stature of a girl placed in front of the bronze charging bull near the New York Stock Exchange.
Tens of thousands of Europeans have put their name to a petition calling for a far-right Polish MEP to be removed from office.
This is the Brief from Brussels, a roundup of the daily news stories from Europe’s de facto political capital.