Asia

Drop 'virgin' from Muslim marriage certificates: Bangladesh court

In a landmark verdict, the country's top court ordered to remove the term and replace it with "unmarried".

Drop 'virgin' from Muslim marriage certificates: Bangladesh court

Afghanistan

Kabul: 'I want to break the tradition that women can't drive'

Afghan women speak about being behind the wheel of Pink Shuttle, a service 'by female drivers for female passengers'.

Kabul: 'I want to break the tradition that women can't drive'

Kashmir

'Kashmir women are the biggest victims of this inhumane siege'

Sense of fear deepens as Indian politicians stoke misogyny with talk of freedom to marry 'white-skinned' Kashmiri women.

'Kashmir women are the biggest victims of this inhumane siege'

Kenya

Kenya: Female MP removed from parliament for bringing baby

The session was interrupted for 15 minutes while Zuleikha Hassan was removed from the session.

Kenya: Female MP removed from parliament for bringing baby

AJ Impact

Short Answer

Get milk: The economic benefits of breastfeeding

As World Breastfeeding Week kicks off August 1-7, health experts say more nursing could save the globe $300bn annually.

Get milk: The economic benefits of breastfeeding

Athletics

Semenya out of World Championships after court ruling

South African athlete will not defend 800m title in September after Swiss court reverses reprieve on testosterone rules.

Caster Semenya out of Doha World Championships after court ruling

Asia

India criminalises Muslim practice of instant divorce

Upper house of parliament approves legislation that makes the utterance of instant 'triple talaq' a punishable offence.

India criminalises Muslim practice of instant divorce

India

Indian female farmers going 'womb-less' to boost productivity

In Beed district, where the daily wage for female farmers is $3, women are having hysterectomies in their twenties.

Indian female farmers going 'womb-less' to boost productivity

Gender

India probes as no girl is born in three months in 132 villages

Shocking data from Uttarakhand state prompts suspicions of sex-selective abortions and investigation into the matter.

India probes as no girl is born in three months in 132 villages

101 East

India's Women Warriors

In India, women fight to enter a sacred temple as part of a larger battle against discrimination within Hinduism.

Al Jazeera World

Rajasthan's Snake Dancers

In India, the Kalbelia tribe has traded snake charming for song and dance in a bid to survive a rapidly changing world.

Europe

The battle to stay alive as a female journalist

Nobel laureates and prominent campaigners call for action 10 years after Chechen reporter Natalia Estemirova was killed.

The battle to stay alive as a female journalist

AJ Impact

Gloria Steinem on patriarchy, abortion and economic independence

'Opposing women’s right to control our own bodies is always the first step in every authoritarian regime,' says Steinem.

Gloria Steinem on patriarchy, abortion and economic independence

AJ Impact

Car-free day in Sri Lanka sparks debate over safety for women

Though it may be good for the environment, not having the security of automobiles and public transport has raised fears.

Car-free day in Sri Lanka sparks debate over safety for women

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?