Pakistan man arrested for 'honour killing' of sister

2016-04-28 22:03

A Pakistani man who used a kitchen knife to murder his sister says he flew into a rage after catching her using a mobile phone.

International Women's Day dominates media in week of grim news

2016-03-13 12:54

International Women's day dominated South African news media this week, media monitoring company ROi Africa has said.

Turkey's first lady: Harems centres of education

2016-03-11 07:17

The Turkish first lady has praised the Ottoman-era harem as an educational centre that prepared women for life, the latest in a string of controversial remarks by Turkish dignitaries on women's roles.

Egypt court orders TV host jailed

2016-02-29 16:03

An Egyptian court has sentenced a former television host to a year and six months in prison for trying to shame a sexual harassment victim on her show.

New Algerian law punishes violence against women

2016-02-02 22:47

A new Algerian law has come into effect this week punishing violence against women and sexual harassment, in a victory for feminist groups.

Jaden Smith is the new face of Louis Vuitton womenswear

2016-01-06 10:19

Famous teen wears a skirt, pushes sartorial boundaries.

Thousands take part in black women's march in Brazil

2015-11-19 10:49

Thousands of black women from across Brazil marched on the nation's capital to call attention to the pervasive violence and discrimination they suffer.

Women dominate Polish election, with 3 vying to lead country

2015-10-22 10:17

Poland's upcoming general elections are making history by having three women campaigning to lead the nation, with one almost certain to win.

Michelle Obama: Girls, don't hold back in school

2015-09-30 14:01

First lady Michelle Obama has some advice for teenage girls: Don't shy from being the smartest kid in the class. And never mind what the boys think.

Gender stereotypes are outdated

2015-09-16 14:48

"Why the hell can’t baby boys wear pink?" and "Why do I need to be a mother after I get married?" These readers share their experiences and issues when it comes to facing gender stereotyping.


Trump: Women who get illegal abortions should be punished

2016-03-31 07:17

Women who have illegal abortions should be punished, Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump says, before backpedaling after a firestorm erupted over his latest controversial comment.

Another arrested for Cologne sex attacks

2016-03-11 16:59

Cologne police say a fourth man has been taken into custody after they released a series of photos of people suspected of sexual harassment and assaults in the city on New Year's Eve.

From an illiterate child bride to now a famous Nigerian novelist

2016-03-08 11:38

The story of Balaraba Ramat Yakubu, the woman giving Muslim Nigerian women a voice in fiction.

Uganda readies for tense presidential polls, but few doubt winner

2016-02-04 10:14

As the only female presidential candidate in Uganda, a male-dominated country where the leader is eyeing a fourth decade in power, Maureen Kyalya admits the odds are stacked against her.

New Year assaults 'in 12 German states'

2016-01-23 22:35

German police have found that the wave of sexual assaults and robberies on New Year's eve did not only happen in Cologne but that similar incidents also took place in 12 of Germany's regional states.

UN warns refugee women unprotected

2015-12-03 22:47

The United Nations population fund has warned about the fate of 26 million women and girls among those displaced by conflict or uprooted by disaster.

Never call a woman a tomboy, it's sexist!

2015-11-12 08:43

The term is outdated and the stereotype should be debunked.

WATCH: Controversial French TV ad banned for being sexist

2015-10-08 15:45

France3's 38-second ad was supposed to show independence and equality in the workplace, but it turned out to be truly offensive.

World leaders push for women's equality at UN summit

2015-09-28 12:02

World leaders have pledged money and political clout to achieve equality for women by 2030 at a UN meeting co-chaired by China's President Xi Jinping, who has faced strong criticism for cracking down on women's rights activists.

ANCYL ready for a female president - Gigaba

2015-09-04 11:50

National task team member Malusi Gigaba says the ANC Youth League is ready for a female president.

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