Following the banishing of bare-breasted women sunbathers from a beach in Buenos Aires, dozens of topless protesters, along with hundreds of fully-clothed supporters have taken to the…
Babies are among the victims of female genital mutilation (FGM), campaigners claim, reflecting a growing trend of younger girls being targeted.
A female-only driving school in Cairo is hoping to motivate more women to get behind the wheel and learn the basics of car maintenance.
The country's lower house has passed a bill decriminalising some forms of domestic violence. It will make battery of a relative a civil and not criminal offence when the victim suffered no serious har
A Japanese golf club set to host 2020 Olympic tournament said on Wednesday it would not change its membership policy that bars female players becoming regular…
Business Line looks at women's rights in worldwide as millions express concerns their rights will be eroded under the Trump administration.
The Sundance Film Festival is in full swing but at the venue in Park City, Utah the Women’s March filled Main Street as Trump’s inauguration was in everybody’s minds at the…
The day after Donald Trump becomes president of the United States the nation's women lead global protests against
Organisers of the January 21 event are expecting around one million people to march in at least 300 sister events globally.
The German government has approved new legislation that will force companies to be more transparent about salaries paid to male and female employees.
Pope Francis has baptised 28 infants in the Sistine Chapel, telling their mothers to feel free to breastfeed them if they cried.
The Emirati Amal Al Qubaisi is the President of the Federal National Council of the United Arab Emirates – the region’s first female leader of a national assembly and is one of the most influential wo
Niloofar Rahmani was supposed to return to Kabul over the weekend after a much-publicised stint of 15 months' training with the US Air Force
The UN is kicking off two weeks of actions to raise awareness of the large-scale cost to societies of psychological, physical and sexual violence against women and…
Turkey’s governing AK Party is withdrawing a controversial bill on underage marriage.
Opposition and rights groups have said the legislation could allow men accused of sexually abusing girls to avoid punishment.
Pope Francis has indefinitely granted to all Roman Catholic priests the power to forgive abortion, a right previously reserved for bishops or special confessors.
Women in France were called upon to quit work at 16.
Women in Kabul's military training academy are proud to serve and protect their country, despite opposition and threats
As Iraqi forces close in on the militant-held city of Mosul, a support centre for women and girls in Dahuk is gearing up to receive women and girls who have been held captive and sexually…
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The horror of life in the clutches of ISIL has been described by a 12-year-old girl, one of a group of Eritrean female captives of the extremists to have been freed by pro-government forces in…
The UN's choice of Wonder Woman to become an honorary ambassador for gender equality has not met with everyone's approval.
Europe faced with stiff challenge to combat FGM and forced marriage in new and existing migrant communities.
Belgium finds taking on forced marriage and domestic violence is a complex task fraught with dangers.
Sophie Claudet: “Could you briefly sum up the cultural origins of female genital mutilation?