Coronavirus pandemic

Bangladesh: Sex workers appeal for funds amid coronavirus crisis

Most of them live hand-to-mouth existences, with about one in nine having the ability to save up and feed themselves.

Bangladesh: Sex workers appeal for funds amid coronavirus crisis

Women

Motherless mothering: Lessons from pandas and people

'My mother taught us as if she knew she did not have long to impart all her lessons.'

Motherless mothering: Lessons from pandas and people

Studio B Unscripted

Studio B, Unscripted: With Eniola Aluko and Afua Hirsch

A footballer and a writer explore the challenges of being black women of British-African heritage in a white-male world.

Fault Lines

The Impossible Choice: America's Paid Leave Crisis

The lack of a national paid family and medical leave policy has consequences for millions of workers in the US.

Special series

Women Make Science: Kyrgyzstan's Space School

We follow a team of young women in the Kyrgyz Space Program as they work to launch the country's first satellite.

Women

The scents of our grief

Can smells hold the key to our memories, and how long can we keep hold of them?

The scents of our grief

Algeria

Algerian women embrace a spirit of resilience and revolution

A new generation of Algerian women are finding inspiration in female freedom fighters from the country's past.

Algerian women embrace a spirit of resilience and revolution

Sexual assault

Harvey Weinstein sentenced to 23 years in landmark #MeToo case

Sentence comes after the former Hollywood producer was convicted of sexual assault and third-degree rape.

Special series

Women Make Science: Robogal

One of the world's leading tech developers is creating a new generation of robots to help people with everyday tasks.

Opinion

Skateboarding won't 'save' Afghan girls

Why Western audiences love feel-good stories about Afghan girls doing 'brave' things.

Sahar Ghumkhor

by Sahar Ghumkhor

Sahar Ghumkhor

AJ Impact

More women are entering company boardrooms, but not everywhere

Ahead of International Women's Day, research shows that firms are learning that more diversity equals better profits.

More women are entering company boardrooms, but not everywhere

Witness

Uganda's Lady Justice

From death row to national icon, a woman fights for the reintegration of former prisoners in Uganda.

Human Rights

In Pictures: International Women's Day around the world

The day celebrates women's social, economical, cultural and political achievements and stresses gender equality.

In Pictures: International Women's Day around the world

Women

Carrying the load: The weight of women's work in the DRC

For one photojournalist, an image of women miners symbolises the struggles and strength of all the women she has met.

Carrying the load: The weight of women's work in the DRC

Nepal

Spirit Me Away: The women and girls lost to trafficking in Nepal

A human trafficking crisis in Nepal is leaving a trail of trauma and lost youth in its wake.

Spirit Me Away: The women and girls lost to trafficking in Nepal