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24 September 2016
After the sexual assault of a university student, sex, class, privilege -- and strong cultural attitudes -- all play a role in the lighter sentences handed down to the perpetrators.
11 September 2016
Mothers are leading the fight against Female Genital Mutilation in Egypt, pinning their hopes on younger and future generations.
Renho Murata will have to convince many that she and the newly formed Democratic Party are 'Japanese enough' if she wins the leadership nomination next week.
This is the first time that a mainstream film in Indonesia has focused on the Uang Panai’ marriage custom.
"As an engaged documentary author my motivation is to break the existing image about women in Macedonia."
8 September 2016
4 September 2016
"I was traumatized, frightened, and extremely sad. It was good intentions that brought me to work in Singapore and I cannot understand why I was treated so horribly."
"By starting a football club and encouraging women to join, we are saying to Patani society that women can do the same things men do."
Hundreds of thousands of online users have joined a Saudi women-lead campaign to end male guardianship in the kingdom.
3 September 2016
"This is us taking back our own bodies, and owning our own skins. We are enough. I am enough."
30 August 2016
25 August 2016
23 August 2016
"I know how important are a few hundred rupees in an impoverished person’s life. It means food, medicine and security."
21 August 2016
Nicaragua has the highest cervical cancer death rate in the Americas —and women must face down societal pressure even to get treated.
One forward-thinking Bahia-born journalist hatches an online gift economy project with an important difference — it's exclusively for women.
20 August 2016
18 August 2016
"Praise be to HT's mobile editor Yusuf Omar for turning a pointless innovation into a powerful upliftment tool."
17 August 2016
It's ‘No Mean Feat’ Being a Female Human Rights Activist in Timbuktu, Says Psychologist Fatoumata Harber
"We’ve got to make people aware of the reality: that the majority of people living in northern Mali are not in any way connected to these armed groups..."