Asia

Fears a deal with the Taliban will affect Afghan women's rights

Many Afghan women think a deal between the US and the Taliban will limit their rights.

Opinion

Palestine, the Women's March, and imperial feminism

Much effort is made in the US to maintain that Palestine is not a feminist cause and erase the plight of its women.

Azeezah Kanji

by Azeezah Kanji

Azeezah Kanji

Middle East

Twitter users mock UAE after gender awards won by men

Social media users were quick to point out that men won all of the awards at the UAE's 'Gender Balance Index' awards.

Twitter users mock UAE after gender awards won by men

Saudi Arabia

Saudi exile Reem Suleiman: Prison made me stronger

Former key MBS aide Saud al-Qahtani asked Reem Suleiman to stop writing and then she was imprisoned and tortured.

Saudi exile to establish group to fight for women's rights

Saudi Arabia

Rights groups call for access to Saudi detainees

Detainees include prominent figures held in anti-corruption campaign and high-profile women's rights activists.

Women's Rights

British MPs, lawyers request access to 'tortured' Saudi activists

Detention review panel says it remains committed to seeing eight female activists held at a jail in Jeddah since May.

Abortion

Under Trump, states step up effort to restrict abortion access

Kentucky joins list of states attempting to push through stricter abortion laws as Supreme Court shifts under Trump.

Under Trump, states step up effort to restrict abortion access

South Korea

South Korean skaters allege prevalent sexual abuse

Skaters scene rocked by #MeToo moment as solidarity group alleges five more athletes were abused by their coaches.

South Korea: Sexual abuse claims rock speed skating

Opinion

Spain's far right hates not only immigrants, but also women

What is behind the unexpected rise of Spain's racist, homophobic and anti-immigrant Vox party?

Santiago Zabala

by Santiago Zabala

Santiago Zabala

Australia

Australians demand safe streets for women after student's murder

Australian Women's March rallies call for change after Palestinian exchange student's rape and murder.

Australians demand safe streets for women after student's murder

Women's Rights

Women's March 2019: 'Stop the shutdown, stop the wall'

Women and supporters across the US march against Trump amid government shutdown and controversy within the movement.

Women's March 2019: Thousands across the US march for third year

United States

US Women's March: Controversy around co-president

Tamika Mallory, a co-president of the US Women's March, refuses to condemn Louis Farrakhan's anti-Jewish views, prompting some sponsors to withdraw from the event.

India

The feminist knitting circle in India upending patriarchal norms

In Ranikhet, a northern mountain village, women knit in a group, talk taboos and strive towards financial independence.

The feminist knitting circle in India upending patriarchal norms

Saudi Arabia

'Treated as a slave': Saudi teen details family abuse

After gaining asylum in Canada, Rahaf Mohammed says she was exposed to violence and locked up for months in the kingdom.

'Nothing to lose': Saudi teen Rahaf Mohammed details family abuse

Women's Rights

Judge blocks Trump birth control coverage rules in 13 states, DC

Judge partially blocks rules that allow employers to opt out of providing women no-cost birth control from taking effect

Judge blocks Trump birth control coverage rules in 13 states, DC