Opinion

Is Liberia's Sirleaf really standing up for women?

President Sirleaf's promise to campaign for women candidates in Liberia's upcoming elections comes too little, too late.

Robtel Neajai Pailey

by Robtel Neajai Pailey
- Korto Reeves Williams

Robtel Neajai Pailey

Asia

The Hadiya case and the myth of 'Love Jihad' in India

Following a Supreme Court decision, activists say women's rights are being denied and religious divisions heightened.

The Hadiya case and the myth of 'Love Jihad' in India

Opinion

Middle East on a roll to repeal 'marry the rapist' laws

Rape-marriage exoneration laws are relics of the colonial past. It's time to leave them there.

Rothna Begum

by Rothna Begum

Rothna Begum

Latin America

Chile court legalises abortion in exceptional cases

A 6-4 ruling upholds bill making the practice legal in cases of rape, non-viable fetus and threat to mother's life.

Chile court lifts complete ban on abortion

Opinion

Uganda's colonial-style dress code

Uganda's new dress code for civil servants is another "decency" campaign aiming to control women's bodies.

Anneeth Kaur Hundle

by Anneeth Kaur Hundle

Anneeth Kaur Hundle

Reporter's Notebook

Nepal ends menstruation banishment, for a start

The practice - 'chhaupadi' - was banned by Nepal's Supreme Court in 2005 but remains prevalent in the remote west.

Ending menstruation banishment only a start

Jordan

Meet the woman who pushed to repeal Jordan's rape law

Parliament member Wafa Bani Mustafa speaks with Al Jazeera about her country's fight for women's rights.

Meet the woman who pushed to repeal Jordan's rape law

Jordan

'Historic day' as Jordanian parliament repeals rape law

Provision that allows rapists to escape punishment if they marry their victims has been abolished by the parliament.

'Historic day' as Jordanian parliament repeals rape law

101 East

Bangladesh's Biggest Brothel

We go inside Bangladesh's biggest brothel, a town where 1,500 women work as prostitutes, some as young as 10 years old.

Asia

Pakistani police arrest 20 for ordering 'revenge rape'

Suspects face death penalty or life in prison for allegedly ordering rape victim's brother to rape suspect's sister.

Pakistani police arrest 20 for ordering 'revenge rape'

Al Jazeera Selects

Suzete's Battle: Women's Rights in Mozambique

Activist Suzete educates girls and young women about their rights and teaches them strategies to defend themselves.

Al Jazeera Selects

Making Waves: Morocco's Surfer Girl

Teenager Oumaima Erhali is breaking stereotypes on what it means to be a Muslim female surfer.

Making Waves: Morocco's Surfer Girl

Al Jazeera Selects

India's Power Girls

Rape victim Afreen Khan goes on a personal mission to combat a culture of rape and sexual harassment in India.

Asia

Nepali teen dies from snake bite in 'menstruation hut'

Officials say 18-year-old girl was bitten twice by venomous snake while banished to shed because she was menstruating.

Nepali teen dies from snake bite in 'menstruation hut'

Latin America

El Salvador rape victim jailed 30 years for stillbirth

Nineteen-year-old Evelyn Beatriz Hernandez Cruz convicted of aggravated homicide under country's strict abortion law.

El Salvador rape victim jailed 30 years for stillbirth