Africa

Surrogates abused in Kenya's woman-to-woman marriages

In a poor community, practice known as nyumba mboke allows same-sex arranged marriage but surrogates are being abused.

In southern Kenya, women marry their surrogates to raise children

Fault Lines

Why are indigenous women disappearing, dying in the US?

Fault Lines looks at what's behind the crisis of missing and murdered indigenous women in the US.

Rohingya

Rohingya women, girls being trafficked to Malaysia for marriage

Al Jazeera reveals how refugees in Bangladesh camps are vulnerable to proposals from single Rohingya men in Malaysia.

Rohingya women, girls being trafficked to Malaysia for marriage

Sport

'Hell no': Caster Semenya will not take testosterone medication

South African runner says she will not take testosterone-lowering medication to comply with new athletics rules.

'Hell no': Caster Semenya will not take testosterone medication

Athletics

Caster Semenya to run in Doha after controversial ruling

South African athlete to compete in 800m Diamond League race in Qatar before new testosterone rules come into effect.

Caster Semenya to run in Doha after controversial ruling

Athletics

Athlete Caster Semenya loses court appeal

The two-time Olympic champion loses appeal against rules designed to regulate testosterone levels in female runners.

South African athlete Caster Semenya loses court appeal

Hijab

'Breaking barriers': Sports Illustrated to feature burkini model

Halima Aden to appear in Sports Illustrated's swimsuit issue as the first Muslim model to wear a hijab and a burkini.

'Breaking barriers': Sports Illustrated to feature burkini model

United States

US: Kansas court bolsters abortion rights, blocks ban

State's Supreme Court ruling represents a big victory for abortion rights supporters.

US: Kansas court bolsters abortion rights, blocks ban

101 East

Australia: Criminalising Women

Investigating why more Australian women are behind bars than ever before and the challenges they face once released.

Middle East

Dramatic drop in Arab world's fertility rate

Changing household structures, economic growth and contraceptives prompt dramatic drop in fertility rate, study finds.

The Arab world's silent reproductive revolution

Sport

Why do women footballers make less than men?

A group of female athletes joins The Stream to discuss ways to even the score.

Why do women footballers make less than men?

Women

Exploited at every turn: The lives of Italy's Chinese prostitutes

Female migrants quit factory labour for sex work to survive and provide a better life for relatives back home.

Exploited at every turn: The lives of Italy's Chinese prostitutes

Latin America

Male aggressors in El Salvador get prison, and masculinity class

Country's courts focusing on gender-based crimes take a two-pronged approach to sentencing: punish and rehabilitate.

Male aggressors in El Salvador get prison, and masculinity class

Women

'We move mountains': Feminism and art in Armenia

The Velvet Revolution may have placated a nation's call for change, but Armenian women are just getting started.

'We move mountains': Feminism and art in Armenia

Human Rights

Mexican writers, journalists, actors denounce abuse against women

#MetooEscritoresMexicanos and #MeTooPeriodistasMexicanos trend in country where violence against women is prevalent.

Mexican writers, journalists, actors denounce abuse against women