Al Jazeera World

Morocco's Village Superwomen

Emotional stories of women overcoming hardship without any outside support, as their husbands seek work elsewhere.

Middle East

Another Saudi woman takes to Twitter to 'escape abusive family'

Identified as Nojoud al-Mandeel, she posts audio clip alleging her father beat and burned her 'over something trivial'.

Another Saudi woman takes to Twitter to 'escape abusive family'

Special series

The Politics of Population Control

How Western family planners helped curb the birth of girls in developing countries, the effects of which are felt today.

Asia Pacific

Poverty and demand from China fuel illegal Cambodia surrogacy

Commercial surrogacy was banned in 2016, but trade has continued as government discusses formal legislation.

Poverty and demand from China fuel illegal Cambodia surrogacy

Myanmar

The Muslim woman breaking barriers in sex education in Myanmar

Dr Thet Htwe tackles taboos and builds bridges as she gives sex education to people of all ages.

The Muslim woman breaking barriers in sex education in Myanmar

UpFront

Why the US is behind when it comes to women in politics

We explain why even a record number of women running in this year's US elections isn't enough.

Why the US is behind when it comes to women in politics

The Listening Post

Trolls and threats: Online harassment of female journalists

The advent of social media has meant that the dissemination of hate has become as easy as a simple click.

The Listening Post

Brazil's elections: Is social media overtaking the mainstream?

Is social media driving the campaign of far-right frontrunner Jair Bolsonaro? Plus, online abuse of female journalists.

Human Rights

Tens of thousands rally for wage equality in Switzerland

Some 20,000 people marched in Bern on Saturday demanding wage equality between the genders.

Tens of thousands rally for wage equality in Switzerland

Witness

Zahida: On the Road with Pakistan's First Female Taxi Driver

After decades of driving her taxi, local legend Zahida is still struggling to make a living on the roads of Rawalpindi.

Sexual assault

Five NGO workers gang-raped at gunpoint in east India

The women were performing a play against human trafficking in Jharkhand state when they were abducted and gang-raped.

Five NGO workers gang-raped in India's Jharkhand state

Pakistan

Pakistan passes landmark transgender rights law

Activists laud move by Pakistan's parliament as new law accords transgender citizens right to self-identify.

Pakistan passes landmark transgender rights law

Al Jazeera World

Egypt's Women Street Sellers

The stories of five Egyptian village women supporting their entire families by selling local produce in the markets.

Human Rights

Anti-sexual harassment message resounds in Africa

As women around the world stand up to harassing and abusing men, the struggle is alive and well in Africa.

Anti-sexual harassment message resounds in Africa

The Listening Post

Victim-blaming and objectification: Sexism in Italy's media

Why the country's media missed its 'Harvey Weinstein moment'.