AJ Close up

The women searching for Mexico's disappeared | Close Up

The brave women tracking their missing loved ones.

Human Rights

'Butchered': The Kenyan FGM clinic serving Europeans

Kenya banned FGM in 2011, but Europeans still bring their daughters to underground clinics there to be cut.

'Butchered': The Kenyan FGM clinic serving Europeans

Europe

Greece swears in first female president

Ekaterini Sakellaropoulou, a former high court judge, was overwhelmingly approved by Greece's parliament.

Greece's first female president sworn in

Algeria

Algerian women embrace a spirit of resilience and revolution

A new generation of Algerian women are finding inspiration in female freedom fighters from the country's past.

Algerian women embrace a spirit of resilience and revolution

Sexual assault

Harvey Weinstein sentenced to 23 years in landmark #MeToo case

Sentence comes after the former Hollywood producer was convicted of sexual assault and third-degree rape.

AJ Close up

India's Offside Girls | Close Up

A sports academy in a remote village in India's Bihar state where girls are striving for sporting glory.

North Korea

UN's Bachelet alleges sex abuse in North Korea detention centres

Human rights chief says alleged rights violations took place under 'direct authority' of top officials in Pyongyang.

UN's Bachelet alleges sex abuse in North Korea detention centres

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador

Mexico president: Anti-femicide protests won't change policy

Comments come day after thousands of women, girls skipped work, school to draw attention to those killed or disappeared.

Mexico president: Anti-femicide protests won't change policy

Women's Rights

'A day without women': Strike in Mexico to condemn femicides

On Sunday, some 80,000 women marched on the streets of the Mexican capital.

Opinion

Skateboarding won't 'save' Afghan girls

Why Western audiences love feel-good stories about Afghan girls doing 'brave' things.

Sahar Ghumkhor

by Sahar Ghumkhor

Sahar Ghumkhor

Women's Rights

From dictatorship to now: Chilean women at forefront of protests

Women from all generations lead protests against inequality, state repression and gender-based violence in Chile.

From dictatorship to now: Chilean women at forefront of protests

Women's Rights

Millions of women in Mexico expected to strike over femicides

Women to skip school, work, social activities to protest against gender-based violence and call for more gov't action.

Millions of women in Mexico expected to strike over femicides

International Women's Day

Feminist groups hold mass Women's Day marches across Chile

Groups estimate more than one million women rallied across the country for women's rights and against state repression.

Feminist groups hold mass Women's Day marches across Chile

Pakistan

Pakistan's Women's March: Shaking patriarchy 'to its core'

Young activists and their older counterparts explain why they are uniting to fight for women's rights in Pakistan.

Pakistan's Women's March: Shaking patriarchy 'to its core'

Human Rights

In Pictures: International Women's Day around the world

The day celebrates women's social, economical, cultural and political achievements and stresses gender equality.

In Pictures: International Women's Day around the world