Women's Rights

Sexy veils, running shoes and missing feminisms

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

by Rafia Zakaria

Women's Rights

Gender equality: A game changer for nature

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

by Aban Marker Kabraji

Women's Rights

Feminism's new frontier: Localising aid

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

by Jessica Neuwirth

Women's Rights

Not one woman less!

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

by Agustina Paz Frontera
- Winnie Byanyima

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.

Human Rights

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.

by 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.

Women's Rights

Women in Uttar Pradesh are still waiting for justice

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

by Mariya Salim

Egypt

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.

by Khaled Diab

China

How has the end of its one-child policy affected China?

Birth rates have increased but will it be enough to stop a demographic disaster and do Chinese women want more children?

Abortion

Anti-abortion activists 'march for life' in Washington

Tens of thousands convene in the US capital, spurred on by Donald Trump who has vowed to end taxpayer-funded abortion.

Women's Rights

India: Governor resigns after 'ladies club' allegations

Meghalaya state governor resigns after a petition signed by more than 80 employees accuses him of sexual misconduct.

US & Canada

Sexual assault in the time of Trump

Eight years of progress and funding for programmes countering sexual violence against women are about to be undone.

by Gina Benevento

Women's Rights

Morocco curbs on sale of full-face veil reported

News media say law due to take effect soon also prohibits import and marketing of garment in "all cities and towns".

Women's Rights

Lady Liberty brings legal options to South Africa women

A mobile legal office hits the road to empower and defend South African women.