The new Miss Universe is Miss South Africa, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters,
Demonstrations were held in countries around the world to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
According to official data, some 215,000 violent sexual crimes were recorded by police in the European Union in 2015
Eighty per cent of sexual assualt victims are women. The UN's International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women aims to stop this and other violence against women from happening
Roaeda, a former university teacher is now holding a sniper rifle for the NDF instead of teaching students
Dustin Hoffman has become the latest Hollywood star to become embroiled in sexual misconduct claims
“A girl walking like this – harassing her is a patriotic duty and raping her is a national duty.”
Women in Saudi Arabia will be allowed to attend sporting events in three selected stadiums from early next year. The plan is part of Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman's reforms laid out in his 'Vision for 2030'.
Two Americans and their two dogs have been rescued from their sailing boat in the Pacific Ocean after drifting for five months.
The Swedish furniture giant said it was thankful for the "candid feedback"
"Taking and running away" custom mostly older men taking underage brides by force in central Asian nation, despite being outlawed.
A series of rallies demanding equal rights for women have been held in cities across Sweden.
In the capital Stockholm, thousands took part in the
Ines Rau is the first transgender model to feature on the men's magazine's centre pages.
Where do women fare the worst in terms of sexual violence, access to healthcare, cultural practices and economic opportunities?
The world's first Miss Wheelchair World was held in Poland.
Male and female national players in Norway will earn the same wages in what is thought to be a first in world football.
The US President has given more employers the right to opt out of offering coverage, on religious or moral grounds
India has one of the lowest female labour force participation rates in the world, and this number is declining.
Saudi Arabia currently has one of the world's worst traffic death rates, will female drivers make a difference?
These 60-tonne yellow trucks are a familiar sight around Pakistan's largest open pit mine in the Thar desert. Usually driven by men, now the region's women are eyeing a road out of poverty by snapping up truck-driving jobs
Saudi Arabia's decree allowing women to drive is hailed as both a victory for human rights and a money-saver for many families.
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Interview with entrepreuneur Tanya Heath on her innovative shoe heel concept.
Romania and Bulgaria have the highest proportion of teenage mothers in the European Union, new figures have revealed.
Nearly one-in-ten births in
The female workforce of a Ukrainian clothing factory has forcibly resisted a disputed takeover of their clothing factory.
The RAF becomes the first branch of the British military to open up all roles to men and women.