AJ Impact

Are UK firms putting women on boards for 'symbolic' value?

More women than ever sit on the boards of Britain's top companies, but representation needs more than a token gesture.

Are UK firms putting women on boards for 'symbolic' value?

Tanzania

'Set your ovaries free:' Tanzania leader seeks population growth

President Magufuli, citing India and China, said having a big population helps build the country's economy.

'Set your ovaries free:' Tanzania leader seeks population growth

Cricket

Mexican women cricketers pushing boundaries... and scoring them

Lack of players, facilities and funding has not stopped interested individuals from taking up an 'alien' sport.

Mexican women cricketers pushing boundaries... and scoring them

Football

World Cup final: Netherlands respect US team, but 'not in awe'

Dutch entered almost every game as favourite since winning Euros in 2017, but for Sunday's final they are the underdog.

World Cup final: Netherlands respect US team, but 'not in awe'

World Cup

Women's World Cup: Can England take down the US?

Phil Neville's Lionesses to face off defending champions USWNT in what promises to be a thrilling encounter.

Women's World Cup: Can England take down reigning champions US?

France

'Even if we wear a burkini, we are feminists'

Women in French city wore full-body swimsuits, leading to political debate and planned 'get naked' counter-protest.

Burkini debate reignited in France as Grenoble women defy ban

Egypt

Warda returns to Egypt squad after team mates intervene

Egypt Football Association reduces penalty against Warda over sexual harassment claims after teammates express support.

Egyptian football authorities overturn Amr Warda's suspension

India

Why does India account for 37 percent of female suicides?

Attempting suicide was decriminalised in India in 2017, but experts say more needs to be done to challenge stigma.

Why does India account for 37 percent of female suicides?

Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan's space women

Young women are designing Kyrgyzstan's first satellite while ignoring sexist abuse in a giant leap for womankind.

Kyrgyzstan's space women blast off from male dominance

Refugees

The young maths star whose life was upended by a vicious marriage

Soheila*, an Iranian refugee in the UK, was married at 16 to an older partner who raped, abused and tormented her.

The young maths star whose life was upended by a vicious marriage

Refugees

From child bride to domestic abuse survivor to refugee

Laila* was married off at 13 and abused by her husband in Pakistan. If the UK deports her, she fears he will kill her.

From child bride to domestic abuse survivor to refugee

Refugees

The Nigerian refugee who saved her daughters from FGM

Odachi* secretly saved money for her daughters' UK flights to save them from FGM, but had to leave her son behind.

The Nigerian refugee who saved her daughters from FGM

AJ IMPACT

Women rally for equal pay, gender parity in Switzerland

Thousands march for equality across Switzerland, 38 years after gender parity, equal pay were enshrined in Constitution.

Women rally for equal pay, gender parity in Switzerland

India

The rise of female Sharia judges in India

Female 'qazis' are increasingly responsible for governing Islamic law, a role traditionally performed by men.

The rise of female Sharia judges in India

Inside Story

Is women's football finally being taken seriously?

The 2019 Women's Football World Cup has kicked off in France.