Stories from 8 March 2016
"...we want to be able to travel alone without being killed, we want to be able to walk freely in the streets without fear..."
When it comes to Jamaica's publishing industry, women not only enjoy gender parity -- they are leading the way in all things book-related.
International Women's Day comes less than a week after a Japanese government survey showed that 30% of working women report being sexually harassed in Japan.
"I’m in favor! The root of our problem is that corruption and illegality are socially accepted. Periscope encourages a change in mindset."
South Sudanese president is accused creating new 28 states along ethnic lines, a move considered to be a recipe for internal conflict.
"#YouAreMuchMoreBeautifulThisWay, so what is it, if we do not pop out of our mothers' wombs as models, all the talking orangutans will criticise us?"
Tajikistan celebrates Mother's Day, a rebranded version of International Women's Day, on March 8.
From cycling teams to volunteers treating drug addicted men, Afghan women are carving out roles in a country wracked by violence and insecurity.