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

Opinion

Feminism's new frontier: Localising aid

Forming real partnerships between donors and local organisations is key to achieving progress in women's rights issues.

Jessica Neuwirth

by Jessica Neuwirth

Jessica Neuwirth

Opinion

Not one woman less!

Now is the time to continue marching forward with our heads and placards held high for all to see.

Agustina Paz Frontera

by Agustina Paz Frontera
- Winnie Byanyima

Agustina Paz Frontera

Women's Rights

Digital tool teaches Indian boys about gender equality

In Rajasthan, a social project employs audio stories accessed by mobile phones to talk about child marriage and puberty.

Digital tool teaches Indian boys about gender equality

Opinion

A true general strike is possible in Trump's America

This is the moment to take action for establishing meaningful connections among communities and issues.

Lena Afridi

by Lena Afridi

Lena Afridi

Women's Rights

After women's march, pussyhat creators craft next step

Women whose knitted hats became a national phenomenon want to keep the momentum of last month's march in Washington.

Pussyhat creators craft next step in defiance of Trump

Opinion

Women in Uttar Pradesh are still waiting for justice

Rape survivors from the 2013 Uttar Pradesh riots have faced threats and harassment.

Mariya Salim

by Mariya Salim

Mariya Salim

Opinion

The Egyptian roots of feminism

The history of ancient Egyptian woman can teach the West that it is not the first region in the world to empower women.

Khaled Diab

by Khaled Diab

Khaled Diab