Iran

Iranians boycott ride-hailing app after hijab controversy

After a driver asked a passenger to put on her headscarf, some Iranians began boycotting popular ride-hailing app Snapp.

Iranians boycott ride-hailing app after hijab controversy

Japan

Japan: Sexual abuse survivors protest for reforms

Recent acquittals of alleged rapists reignite debate over legal requirement to prove victims resisted attacks.

Japan: Sexual abuse survivors protest for reforms

South Korea

Lee Hee-ho: Former South Korean first lady, activist dies at 96

President Moon Jae-in and others pay tribute to activist who 'dedicated her entire life to women'.

Lee Hee-ho: Former South Korean first lady, activist dies at 96

Abortion

US: Judge says Missouri's only abortion clinic can remain open

Judge tells state's health department to decide on Planned Parenthood's application to renew its licence by June 21.

US: Judge says Missouri's only abortion clinic can remain open

People & Power

The Murder of Marielle Franco

What the death of Brazil's famous activist reveals about the links between Rio's militia groups and corrupt politicians.

Football

FIFA World Cup: Women shoot for even playing field

Controversies around prize gap, gender discrimination and sex abuse claims loom as 2019 World Cup kicks off in France.

World Cup: Women footballers fight for even playing field

AJ IMPACT

Japan minister: High heels at work 'necessary'

Labour minister defends workplaces requiring women wear high heels at work despite popular campaign against practice.

#KuToo drive a hit but Japan minister says high heels 'necessary'

Women's Rights

US global gag rule abortion policy 'killing women': IWHC

Report highlights 'devastating impact' of Trump's reinstatement of ban on foreign aid to groups that discuss abortion.

US global gag rule abortion policy 'killing women': IWHC

Genocide

Canadian inquiry calls deaths of indigenous women 'genocide'

Canadian government inquiry finds the deaths of more than 1,000 indigenous women and girls was a national genocide.

AJ IMPACT

Argentina's Ni Una Menos turns focus to economic crisis, abortion

Thousands of women and their supporters march in Buenos Aires, calling for economic security and access to abortion.

Argentina's Ni Una Menos turns focus to economic crisis, abortion

AJ Impact

It's (still) a man's world as equality pledges fail 1.4bn women

New research shows the world is way off track to meet a 2030 deadline for achieving gender equality.

It's (still) a man's world as equality pledges fail 1.4bn women

Abortion

Which US states have recently passed abortion bans?

Where do the measures they stand? And what are the chances that the issue will make its way to the Supreme Court?

Which US states have recently passed abortion bans?

Abortion

US: Missouri's only abortion clinic can stay open - for now

Judge issues temporary order ensuring the facility can stay open until another hearing is held next week.

US: Missouri's only abortion clinic can stay open - for now

Abortion

US: Missouri's only abortion clinic may have to close at midnight

Judge to decide whether to grant order allowing the clinic to stay open after officials refused to renew its licence.

US: Missouri's only abortion clinic may have to close at midnight

Abortion

Denied abortions, Latin American child rape survivors petition UN

Groups on behalf of young rape survivors from Ecuador, Guatemala, Nicaragua call on region to provide abortion access.

Denied abortions, Latin American child rape survivors petition UN