Opinion

On make-up, Serbian women and a lesbian PM

The misogynistic, neo-colonialist article published in Balkan Insight shocks us, too.

Marija Pantelic

by Marija Pantelic
- Lana Pasic

Marija Pantelic

Opinion

When an Afro-feminist festival defies white supremacy

On why the socialist mayor of Paris joined forces with the far-right to attack the small Nyansapo Festival.

Rokhaya Diallo

by Rokhaya Diallo

Rokhaya Diallo

Europe

EU court blasts Romania for domestic-violence apathy

European Court for Human Rights finds lack of commitment in Romania to address domestic assault despite legal framework.

ECHR highlights Romanian domestic-violence failures

Opinion

When basketball does hijab, because it can

FIBA's decision to overturn its hijab ban demonstrates that the veil is not an obstacle for Muslim women athletes.

Adama Juldeh Munu

by Adama Juldeh Munu

Adama Juldeh Munu

Opinion

Marine Le Pen's woman card

The far-right leader is using her gender to give the National Front a veneer of respectability and modernity.

Agnes Poirier

by Agnes Poirier

Agnes Poirier

Opinion

The case for gender equality in the Muslim world

In the Muslim world, economic advancement depends upon women's empowerment.

Maha Akeel

by Maha Akeel

Maha Akeel

Women's Rights

'A door has opened': The first Arab female pastor

In 2017, Rola Sleiman began her role as an officially ordained pastor in Tripoli, Lebanon.

How Rola Sleiman became the first Arab female pastor

Reporter's Notebook

First Boston Marathon woman to race again, 50 years on

When Kathrine Switzer entered the Boston Marathon in 1967, a race official tried to drag her off the course.

Special series

India's Ladycops

Exclusive access to a police station in India run by women for women reveals a unique perspective on a changing society.

Asia

Women-only 'pink taxis' to be rolled out in Pakistan

New service aims to protect female customers from harassment, but some believe it's not a budget-friendly initiative.

Pink taxi: Women-only service to be launched in Karachi

Opinion

Trump's 'honour crimes' order is a racist distraction

The key to protecting American women is defeating American sexism and racism, not scapegoating migrants or Muslims.

Alex Shams

by Alex Shams

Alex Shams

Women's Rights

Women's Day marked with strike and protests across US

Women urged to stay away from work, or wear red if they cannot, to highlight their role in US economy and society.

'Day Without a Woman' marked with strike and rallies

Women's Rights

International Women's Day: A global call for equality

A quick look at how International Women’s Day is being marked around the world.

Women strike for equality on International Women's Day

Opinion

Sexy veils, running shoes and missing feminisms

This Women's Day, Muslim women must rally against marketing strategies that present buying things as empowerment.

Rafia Zakaria

by Rafia Zakaria

Rafia Zakaria

Opinion

Gender equality: A game changer for nature

As increasing numbers of women are empowered through conservation projects that mainstream gender equality.

Aban Marker Kabraji

by Aban Marker Kabraji

Aban Marker Kabraji