The sharing economy could be worth 335bn euros by 2025. But what about the promises of making the world a fairer, greener and more socially-connected place? That was up for debate at the Woman's Forum
Pirelli calendars known for their images of scantily-clad models has made headlines since 1963 and this coming year is no exception, but with a twist.
Somalia is a patriarchal society which has never had a female leader till until recently when two women took a step to make that dream a reality.
Polish women are getting free self-defence training from the army.
The 15th edition of the all-female ‘Raid Amazone’ kicked off this week.
Activists in Paris have walked off the job to protest against the gender pay gap.
Women in Kabul's military training academy are proud to serve and protect their country, despite opposition and threats
Women are the the largest group of registered voters in America, and might normally be expected to back the country's first-ever female candidate for president, especially as the three-times divorced
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Maryam Mutlaq and 29 classmates are now qualified plumbers.Only 14% of women in Jordan work, but Maryam and her classmates don't see why.
Fishing in the sea remains the main activity for most women in Senegal's local Community Lebu.
The UN's choice of Wonder Woman to become an honorary ambassador for gender equality has not met with everyone's approval.
The separate complaints concern alleged unwanted sexual advances the Republican presidential candidate made in the early 1990s and in 2007. He denies misconduct.
Women in Afghanistan are forced to serve time in tribal elder's homes where they are effectively treated as their property
Malaysia confirms first pregnant woman has contracted Zika.
The first Iranian woman to win an Olympic medal is eighteen-year-old Kimia Alizadeh Zenoorin in Taekwondo who beat her Swedish opponent to take the bronze.
A report about female genital mutilation (FGM) has sparked a fierce debate in the North Caucasus.
Some clerics in Dagestan have defended the practice.
Demonstrators have been out in force in the Peruvian capital Lima, demanding an end to violence against women.
Last Sunday Koike Yuriko was elected as the first woman governor of Tokyo.
Tokyo appears poised to welcome its first ever female governor.
Tokyo has elected Yuriko Koike as its first female governor, according to widely trusted exit polls.
More than 150 civilians – mostly women and children – have been leaving besieged eastern parts of the Aleppo, according to Syrian TV reports.
Female senators from Maryland, Missouri and Massachusetts are supporting Hillary Clinton after she accepted the Democrat presidential nomination.
Seventeen women who have served as ministers in France say they will no longer keep quiet about sexual harassment in politics. The signatories span
Can your employer force you to wear high heels at work? Some are finding the legal ground on the topic is shaky – just like it can be when perched up
Pope Francis tells a conference of nuns at the Vatican that he is willing to create a commission to study the idea.