Women's Rights

The fight to end 'virginity test' on women in India

Youth from Kanjarbhat tribe run 'Stop the V-Ritual' campaign against custom that forces 'virginity tests' on brides.

India: The fight to end 'virginity test' for newlyweds

Opinion

Fighting for justice in Venezuela and beyond

The judicial system in Venezuela, and much of Latin America, is not prepared to handle cases of gender-based violence.

Linda Loaiza Lopez Soto

by Linda Loaiza Lopez Soto

Linda Loaiza Lopez Soto

Women's Rights

Women's suffrage fight not 'purely Western phenomenon'

Historian Sumita Mukherjee on the contribution of South Asian women to British women's suffrage battle 100 years ago.

How Indian women contributed to the suffrage movement

Women's Rights

63 million women 'missing' across India

Preference for boys leads to skewed gender ratio in India due to foeticide, disease, neglect, or inadequate nutrition.

63 million women 'missing' across India

REWIND

Pencils and Bullets: Girls' Education in Afghanistan

Five years ago, after the Taliban years, two Turkmen girls in Afghanistan were finally able to attend school.

UpFront

Is #MeToo a West-only movement?

Mona Eltahawy, Ranjana Kumari and Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah debate the global effect of the anti sexual harassment campaign.

Opinion

Narendra Modi: A false crusader for women's rights

India's ruling BJP wants Muslim women "liberated" but not their Hindu sisters.

Ajaz Ashraf

by Ajaz Ashraf

Ajaz Ashraf

Morocco

Morocco allows women to take up public notary positions

Royal decree permits Moroccan women to carry out duties as notary officials, including documenting marriages.

Morocco allows women to take up public notary positions

One year under Trump

Trump's America: 'An assault on women's health'

Rights advocates and health experts say Trump has 'attacked' reproductive rights during his first year in office.

One year under Trump: 'An assault on women's health'

United States

The Trump effect: Feminist movement rises in opposition

From the #MeToo movement to protests, to more women running for office, the election of Donald Trump, whose admissions of sexual assault were caught on tape, has energised the women's movement in the US.

Sri Lanka

Alcohol ban flip-flop 'patriarchy at its best'

Activists say President Sirisena's decision to reverse decision to lift ban on women buying alcohol is discriminatory.

Sri Lanka's flip-flop on women alcohol ban slammed

Women's Rights

Why are Polish women planning mass protests again?

Latest rallies comes after parliament, including some opposition politicians, rejected bill to liberalise abortion.

Why Polish women are rallying for reproductive rights

United States

75th Golden Globes overshadowed by sex abuse scandal

Stars attending the glittering annual event dressed in all black to make a statement against the systemic sexual harassment in Hollywood.

Women's Rights

Golden Globes: Rights activists shed light on sex abuse

Women from service and other industries attend awards show to shed light on systemic sexual abuse in the workplace.

Golden Globes 2018: 'Time's up' on sexual harassment

Opinion

Muslim women will not misuse the 'triple talaq' law

The 'tripple talaq' ban is not a government initiative. It's the product of years of struggle by Muslim women activists.

Mariya Salim

by Mariya Salim

Mariya Salim