Honduras

Berta Caceres murder trial to begin despite family's doubts

Trial of 8 men accused of killing the rights activist to begin as family and others criticise Honduras's investigation.

Women's Rights

When will China implement laws to combat sexual harassment?

China lacks a law that defines sexual harassment but draft legislation is being planned to come into effect by 2020.

When will China implement laws to combat sexual harassment?

Ukraine

'Treated like cattle': The human cost of surrogacy

After India, Nepal and Thailand banned surrogacy, Ukraine soaks up demand. But women on both sides report exploitation.

Ukraine's 'baby factories': The human cost of surrogacy

Women's Rights

India: Bishop accused of raping nun summoned by police

The decision to question Franco Mulakkal came following days of protests in Kerala by women's groups.

India: Bishop accused of raping nun summoned by police

Women's Rights

Moroccan law criminalises 'signals of sexual nature'

New bill imposes tougher penalties on various types of sexual violence and harassment, but critics say it falls short.

Morocco criminalises violence against women and sexual harassment

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia arrests man over 'offensive' breakfast with woman

Egyptian man charged with failing to abide by gender laws after video showing him being fed bread by a woman goes viral.

Saudi Arabia arrests man over 'offensive' breakfast with woman

Tanzania

Tanzanian president advises against contraception

President tells couples it is 'important to reproduce', warning them against bad advice by outsiders.

Tanzania's John Magufuli advises against birth control

Asia

Traditional Rohingya midwives helping pregnant refugees

In Bangladesh, 130 community healthcare workers have been recruited by UNFPA from among the Rohingya.

Asia

#justicefornirmala: anger spreads in Nepal over police 'cover-up'

Protests continue in Nepal against alleged police mishandling in the Nirmala Panta rape and murder case.

Tennis

Fans react angrily to 'racist' ban on Serena Williams' catsuit

Social media users have accused French Open officials of racism, sexism and ignoring the health benefits of the suit.

Fans react angrily to 'racist' ban on Serena Williams' catsuit

Women's Rights

Domestic abuse adds to Yemeni refugee women's woes in Djibouti

NGOs and refugees say women can face economic and physical abuse, but fear speaking out due to stigma.

Domestic abuse adds to Yemeni refugee women's woes in Djibouti

Egypt

Video sparks debate over sexual harassment in Egypt

Facebook video ignites online debate with many Egyptians, including women, taking the man's side.

Video sparks debate over sexual harassment in Egypt

Bangladesh

Inside the Rohingya camp led by women

The first local election at a Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh ended with half of chosen representatives being women.

The woman leading the way for Rohingya at a Bangladesh camp

Middle East

Tunisia's president vows to give women equal inheritance rights

Beji Caid Essebsi says the measure was a long time coming but some are sceptical about the proposal's motivations.

Tunisia's president vows to give women equal inheritance rights

Women's Rights

New US asylum rules leave abuse survivors 'always afraid'

Survivors and advocates warn decision to stop granting asylum to domestic violence survivors will lead to more deaths.

New US asylum rules leave abuse survivors 'always afraid'