Women's Rights

Salvadoran rape survivor faces prison for giving birth in toilet

Imelda Cortez is charged with aggravated attempted homicide after giving birth to stepfather's child in a latrine.

Salvadoran rape survivor faces prison for giving birth in toilet

Middle East

Iranian football reaches new heights, female supporters want in

Iranian club Persepolis advanced further in the Asian Champions League than ever before, but even as more female supporters wanted into the stadium, they were restricted to only 300 seats.

Europe

Female MPs gather in UK to celebrate a century of suffrage

To mark the 100-year anniversary of women's suffrage in the UK, female MPs from 86 countries gather to appreciate the efforts of suffragettes past and hope to inspire future generations of women.

US Midterms 2018

What are the key issues in the US midterms?

As US midterms approach, the issues topping voters' minds include healthcare, the economy and the judiciary.

US midterm elections: What are the key issues?

Google

Google staff walk out in protest over treatment of women

A number of the tech giant's executives have been accused of sexual misconduct, with one receiving $90m upon resigning.

Google staff walk out in protest over treatment of women

North Korea

HRW: Sexual violence part of 'ordinary life' in North Korea

New report finds unwanted sexual contact and violence widespread and perpetrators rarely brought to justice.

HRW: Sexual violence part of 'ordinary life' in North Korea

US Midterms 2018

Will Nevada elect the US's first female-majority legislature?

After winning record number of primary races, Nevada female candidates set their sights on making history on November 6.

Will Nevada elect the US's first female-majority legislature?

Ethiopia

Who is Ethiopia's first female president?

Election of first woman to presidency has raised hopes among women's rights groups for more gender equality in Ethiopia.

Who is Sahle-Work Zewde, Ethiopia's first female president?

Opinion

Ethiopia's first female president can be a force for reform

President Zewde is in a unique position to help change the lives of Ethiopia's long suffering women for the better.

Yohannes Gedamu

by Yohannes Gedamu

Yohannes Gedamu

Opinion

Palestinian women: An untold history of leadership and resistance

Our collective deafness to the stories of Palestinian women needs to end for the sake of future generations.

Mohammed El-Kurd

by Mohammed El-Kurd

Mohammed El-Kurd

France

UN panel: France ban on face veil 'violates' women's rights

The UN Human Rights Committee calls on France to review its 2010 law banning women from covering their faces in public.

UN panel: France ban on face veil 'violates' women's rights

Opinion

#MeToo movement in China: Powerful yet fragile

The movement is growing in China despite obstructions by a sensitive state, indifferent public and misogynist elites.

Maria Repnikova

by Maria Repnikova
- Weile Zhou

Maria Repnikova

South Korea

'Spycam' epidemic seizes South Korea's women

Perpetrators use tiny devices to film women in public places, such as toilets or changing rooms, and later sell footage.

'Spycam' epidemic seizes South Korea's women

Opinion

The power of Ethiopia's gender-balanced cabinet

Ethiopia's gender balanced cabinet is sending women around the country a clear message: the patriarchy can be beaten.

Awol K Allo

by Awol K Allo

Awol K Allo

Middle East

Controversial plan to 'help' Iraq's million war widows

Many war widows struggle to make ends meet; but would that make them consider this plan?