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Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: 'Patriarchy is bad for everybody'

The head of UN Women talks about feminism, why gender data matters, and the state of women's rights today.

Turkey

Rallies held across Turkey for children and women in Syria jails

Events organised on occasion of International Women's Day protest unjust imprisonment of women and children in Syria.

Rallies held across Turkey for children and women in Syria jails

International Women's Day

Guatemalan women protest against decades of state violence

At annual International Women's Day march in Guatemala, families remember those who've suffered from state violence.

Guatemalan women protest against decades of state violence

Turkey

Istanbul police use tear gas to disperse Women's Day marchers

Crowd protesting against domestic violence, demanding change on International Women's Day takes to streets despite ban.

Istanbul police use tear gas to disperse Women's Day marchers

Opinion

Commodifying women's rights

How corporations make money out of 'feel-good' feminism.

Catherine Rottenberg

by Catherine Rottenberg

Catherine Rottenberg

Opinion

How Israel is being absolved of Palestinian women's rights abuse

Since the Oslo Accords, systematic efforts have been made to depoliticise women's rights activism in Palestine.

Yara Hawari

by Yara Hawari

Yara Hawari

AJ IMPACT

'Doing it all': Indonesian women's double burden

Debate over the gender pay gap seems almost peripheral in a country where tradition forces women to keep house and work.

'Doing it all': Indonesian women's double burden

International Women's Day

Pakistani women march for equality, gender justice

Thousands of women rally across several cities to demand more safety and better working conditions.

Pakistani women hold 'aurat march' for equality, gender justice

International Women's Day

International Women's Day explained

The world became a better place for women over the last century but full global gender equality is still a long way off.

International Women's Day explained

Women

'Muslim women are being yelled at for wearing a veil'

After her child was bullied, Noura Bendali is attempting to fight Islamophobia in Denmark by entering politics.

Noura Bendali: The Muslim Dane fighting against Islamophobia

International Women's Day

Lebanon's misogynistic citizenship law

Nationality law bars Lebanese women married to foreigners from passing citizenship to their children.

Lebanon's misogynistic citizenship law

Special series

Seven must-watch documentaries on inspiring Middle Eastern women

From the roots of Arab feminism, to women sailors in the GCC, and passionate Iraqi travellers - seven must-watch docs.

Seven must-watch documentaries on inspiring Middle Eastern women

Al Jazeera Correspondent

The Cut: Exploring FGM

Why does the dangerous and painful practice of female genital mutilation persist in so many countries across the world?

Opinion

On International Women's Day Kenyans celebrated neoliberalism

In Kenya, capitalism has sought to trivialise women's rights and social justice through empty slogans and philanthropy.

Wandia Njoya

by Wandia Njoya

Wandia Njoya

International Women's Day

Why African feminists see Rwanda as role model

Country seen as continent's success story for high female representation in politics, education and workplace.