Iran

'Blue girl': Iran's football fan, denied stadium entry, dies

Sahar Khodayari, arrested for trying to enter a football stadium, set herself on fire last week outside a courthouse.

'Blue girl': Iran's football fan, denied stadium entry, dies

Education

The grandmas saving South Korea's schools

As South Korea's birthrate declines and young people move to cities, elderly students help keep rural schools open.

The grandmas saving South Korea's schools

Morocco

Morocco: Protests as journalist faces jail over alleged abortion

Critical writer accused of undergoing a 'voluntary abortion' and having premarital sex - both illegal in Morocco.

Morocco: Protests as journalist faces jail over alleged abortion

Opinion

Israa Gharib's murder has nothing to do with honour

Israa, like many others before her, was killed because the men in her life believed they owned her and her body.

Yara Hawari

by Yara Hawari

Yara Hawari

My Ethiopia

Meaza Ashenafi: Judging Ethiopia's Future

Meet Ethiopia's first female chief justice as she takes on the challenges of transforming the country's judicial system.

Occupied West Bank

Palestinian PM vows to release probe result over woman's death

Amid public outcry, Shtayyeh says number of people called in for questioning over alleged killing of Israa Gharib, 21.

Palestinian PM vows to release probe result over woman's death

101 East

The War On Afghan Women

As the Taliban and US negotiate a peace deal, Afghan women fear their rights and freedoms will be traded for stability.

Sexual assault

'A coward': Epstein accusers testify weeks after his suicide

More than a dozen women detail how they said Jeffrey Epstein sexually abused in emotional hearing after his death.

'A coward': Epstein accusers testify weeks after his suicide

Abortion

US federal judge blocks Missouri's eight-week abortion ban

In blocking the law as it plays out in court, judge says the state's legislation will likely be found unconstitutional.

US federal judge blocks Missouri's eight-week abortion ban

Women's Rights

Will Mexico’s ‘glitter protests’ change rape culture?

Hundreds take part in feminist rallies after allegations that police officers raped teens.

Will Mexico’s ‘glitter protests’ change rape culture?

AJ Impact

Epstein sex abuse victims to face hurdles in seeking compensation

Days before his suicide, the sex offender placed more than half a billion dollars of assets in a trust to protect them.

Epstein sex abuse victims to face hurdles in seeking compensation

Abortion

Planned Parenthood abandons Title X funds over Trump 'gag rule'

The organisation says it won't be 'bullied into withholding abortion information from patients'.

 Planned Parenthood abandons Title X funds over Trump 'gag rule'

Women's Rights

Salvadoran rape victim jailed for stillbirth not guilty of murder

Evelyn Hernandez, who was previously given 30 years for suspected abortion, found not guilty of homicide in retrial.

Salvadoran rape victim jailed for stillbirth not guilty of murder

News

'Motherhood penalty' starts even before kids, study finds

Women's wages take a hit for every child they have, and some are penalised even before becoming pregnant.

'Motherhood penalty' starts even before kids, study finds

Saudi Arabia

Jailed Saudi activist 'told to deny torture in release deal'

Family says Loujain al-Hathloul has rejected proposal to deny she was tortured in custody in exchange for release.

Jailed Saudi activist 'told to deny torture in release deal'