AJ Impact

Family planning: Billions of dollars saved by contraception

Developing world could save $16bn a year in postnatal healthcare by reducing unwanted pregnancies, new report says.

Family planning: Billions of dollars saved by contraception

Poland

Poland to withdraw from treaty on violence against women

Polish justice minister says European treaty 'contains elements of an ideological nature, which we find harmful'.

Poland to withdraw from treaty on violence against women

Mexico

Number of women seeking help from Mexico lockdown violence surges

Emergency calls reporting attacks on women jumped more than 50 percent in the first four months of the year.

Number of women seeking help from Mexico lockdown violence surges

United States

US: Judge allows release of Epstein documents in Maxwell case

Jeffery Epstein's ex-girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell sought to block the release and obtain a gag order in New York court.

US: Judge allows release of Epstein documents in Maxwell case

Women's Rights

Protests in Turkey over brutal murder of young woman

Women hit the streets and take to social media after ex-partner reportedly confesses to killing Pinar Gultekin, 27.

Protests in Turkey over brutal murder of young woman

Opinion

Why 'pro-life' activists won't protect women during childbirth

By not trying to improve childbirth conditions, ultra-conservatives reveal that their true interests lie elsewhere.

Claire Provost

by Claire Provost
- Inge Snip

Claire Provost

Arts & Culture

Netflix show on India's arranged marriages triggers online debate

Indian Matchmaking shows picky individuals with a long list of demands that centre around caste, height and skin colour.

Netflix show on India's arranged marriages triggers online debate

Social media

Small-town Indian women lose fame, fun and more after TikTok ban

India's ban on popular video-sharing app deprives a number of social media stars of their followers and fortune.

Small-town Indian women lose fame, fun and more after TikTok ban

Gabon

Gabon appoints first woman prime minister

Rose Christiane Ossouka Raponda faces steep challenges in Gabon's economic relaunch and COVID-19 response.

Gabon appoints first woman prime minister Ossouka Raponda

Women

US judge rejects $18.9m settlement in Weinstein sex abuse case

Lawyers for Weinstein's accusers vow to continue 'fight for justice' after criticising the settlement terms.

US judge rejects $18.9m settlement in Weinstein sex abuse case

United States

US judge to decide whether Ghislaine Maxwell deserves bail

Maxwell is expected to plead not guilty to six criminal charges including perjury and sex trafficking.

Human Rights

Sudan ratifies law criminalising female genital mutilation

In April, Sudan's cabinet approved amendments to the criminal code that would punish those who perform FGM.

Sudan ratifies law criminalising female genital mutilation

The Stream

Are women being left out of the Black Lives Matter movement?

Black women's experiences with police brutality have gone unheard for too long, activists say.

Are women being left out of the Black Lives Matter movement?

Coronavirus pandemic

Coronavirus testing may not reach women in conflict zones: IRC

Testing is limited in many low-income countries, and more so in conflict zones, where the biggest gender gaps are seen.

Coronavirus testing may not reach women in conflict zones: IRC

Women

The all-women law firm helping prisoners get justice in Nigeria

Poor Nigerian inmates can wait years for their cases to go to trial, but now a group of lawyers are fighting the system.

The all-women law firm helping prisoners get justice in Nigeria