Women in business: SA’s splintered glass ceiling

2015-07-12 16:30

One in five directors in South Africa is a woman. Globally, South Africa tracks lower than index leaders in Scandinavia, but it is among the best in the world.

Rights group condemns Myanmar bill on interfaith marriage

2015-07-08 15:03

An international human rights group has accused Myanmar's parliament of playing with fire by passing a bill regulating the right of women from the country's Buddhist majority to marry men from outside their religion.

Unwed mother in India gains guardianship in legal first

2015-07-06 15:24

An unwed mother in India has been granted guardianship of her child without revealing the father's name or gaining his consent, breaking new legal ground, a news report says.

Female deaths in Honduras a 'violent epidemic'

2015-06-25 12:21

The number of women killed in violent incidents has surged in Honduras, already the world's deadliest country, and has hit epidemic levels, a rights group says.

$10 bill will soon have a woman on it

2015-06-18 08:32

Alexander Hamilton, who has been featured on the $10 bill since 1929, is making way for a woman.

Jolie lobbies African leaders over sex crimes

2015-06-12 17:50

Angelina Jolie has appealed to African leaders attending a summit in Johannesburg to confront the 'near total impunity' that hampers efforts to tackle violence against women.

Taliban talk women's rights in Norway

2015-06-04 15:15

Members of Afghanistan's Taliban are in Norway for informal talks with representatives of Afghan society, the Norwegian government says, in a new sign of a nascent dialogue.

Pakistani women barred from voting in local poll

2015-06-03 13:05

Pakistan's election commission has cancelled the result of a local poll in the country's restive northwest after women were barred from casting their ballots.

Israeli high school girls fight for right to be cool

2015-06-01 20:15

Israeli high school girls have taken to social media to protest against rules that let boys wear shorts in the sweltering summer heat but bar girls from doing the same.

Dad, brother, uncle arrested in India after rape

2015-04-11 14:45

The father, uncle and brother of a 16-year-old girl in eastern India have been arrested after being accused of raping her repeatedly, police say.


Algerian women with HIV suffer 'double punishment'

2015-07-09 13:22

Like in many other conservative Muslim countries, in Algeria a woman with HIV is considered to have brought shame and dishonour on her family, regardless of her circumstances.

Female supreme court nominee rejected by Afghan Parliament

2015-07-08 14:02

The first-ever female nominee for the supreme court in Afghanistan has failed to garner enough votes of approval from the parliament.

Women face discrimination in building industry - official

2015-07-03 18:30

Women still face disrespect and disregard in the home builders industry, the National Home Builders Registration Council COO says.

Which woman should appear on $10 bill?

2015-06-19 08:27

Speculation is rising over which American woman will be chosen to grace the $10 bill, which has featured Alexander Hamilton since 1929. The answer will come sometime after summer, after Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew considers suggestions from anyone who wants to offer one.

Trained that 'No Means No,' young Kenyan men act to stop rape

2015-06-17 21:05

After training in a gender-violence prevention programme, Kenyan boys and young men are three times more likely than their untrained classmates to report that they'd successfully intervened to prevent an assault on girls or women, a new study has found.

DA MP found guilty of sexual harassment, keeps job

2015-06-10 21:20

DA MP Archibald Figlan, who has been found guilty of sexual harassment by his party, will not appeal his sanction and will remain an MP.

Mauritius parliament approves first woman president

2015-06-04 12:09

Prominent scientist Ameenah Gurib-Fakim has been approved by the parliament of Mauritius as the Indian Ocean island nation's new president, making her the first woman to hold the ceremonial position.

Indian mom outshines son in high school exams

2015-06-02 12:58

A 37-year-old Indian mother has managed to outperform her teenaged son in high school exams for which both appeared together, new reports say.

Afghan court sentences 4 to death after mob killing

2015-05-06 14:23

Four people have been sentenced to death by a Kabul court for their part in a mob which burned and killed a woman.

Bussing in women for singles' night sparks outrage

2015-04-09 17:35

Ten thousand people have signed a petition in Spain against what they brand a sexist plan to bus in women to a remote town for a singles' night with local men.

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