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Fighting FGM in Senegal | Close Up

Sister Fa is a Senegalese rapper and anti-FGM activist on a mission to eradicate the harmful cultural practice.

Fighting FGM in Senegal | Close Up

Women

French director held after being accused of abusing child actor

Director Christophe Ruggia detained for questioning following allegations by actress Adele Haenel.

French director held after being accused of abusing child actor

Women

Harvey Weinstein rape trial opens in New York

Weinstein, once one of Hollywood's most powerful men, was also hit with a separate rape charge in Los Angeles on Monday.

Harvey Weinstein rape trial opens in New York

AJ Impact

Women film directors set a record in 2019: New study

Of the top 100 movies released in 2019, women took just under 11 percent of the directing roles, despite hitting record.

Women film directors set a record in 2019: New study

Women's Rights

'He set her alight': The women killed by their partners

As femicide rates rise in France, a collective of women is tracking the victims and demanding an end to the violence.

Sisters in arms: The families fighting femicide in France

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FBI investigating socialite who may have helped Epstein: Sources

Did Ghislaine Maxwell, daughter of British magnate Robert Maxwell, play a role in Jeffrey Epstein's alleged crimes?

FBI investigating socialite who may have helped Epstein: Sources

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Space 2019: What a year, what a decade we've had!

On the ground and in orbit, this year saw geopolitical competition, mega-constellations - and women in space.

Space 2019: What a year, what a decade we've had!

Iraq

Women under ISIL: The hairdresser

An Iraqi woman describes how she defied ISIL to run a salon from her home in Mosul.

Women under ISIL: The hairdresser

Women

The women at the front lines of India's citizenship law protests

Having battled everyday sexism, female students come out in full force against bill excluding Muslims.

The women at the front lines of India's citizenship law protests

Reporter's Notebook

How TV show ended up booking more women than men

Project that started by tracking number of female guests sees Al Jazeera live talk show exceed gender-representation goal and increase audience.

How The Stream ended up booking more female guests than male

AJ Impact

For women refugees, finding work is doubly hard

Refugee women say they face particular challenges in accessing jobs, from sexism to dependent care.

For women refugees, finding work is doubly hard

Japan

Japanese journalist wins damages after saying she was raped

Alleged attacker Noriyuki Yamaguchi ordered to pay $30,375 in compensation in one of Japan's most high-profile cases.

Japanese journalist wins damages after saying she was raped

Women

Women under ISIL: The nurse

A Syrian nurse describes what it was like to work in the maternity ward of an ISIL-controlled hospital in Raqqa.

Women under ISIL: The nurse

India

Meet India's Jamia women who took on Delhi police in viral video

Al Jazeera meets Ladeeda Farzana, Ayesha Renna and Chanda Yadav being hailed for saving their friend from police attack.

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Women may have to wait more than 250 years for economic parity

This is despite an improvement in political, education and health opportunities for women, says WEF report.

Women may have to wait more than 250 years for economic parity