Woman wins award for best drama at Saudi Film Festival

2015-02-25 20:38

A female Saudi film-maker won an award for best drama at the Saudi Film Festival, the chief juror says, hailing a higher quality of entries despite the kingdom's cinema ban.

UN: Girls face rising violence in fight for education

2015-02-09 20:05

High-profile attacks such as the abduction of 300 schoolgirls by Boko Haram in Nigeria and the shooting of Malala Yousafzai in Pakistan are a fraction of what is suffered by girls trying to get an education, the UN human rights office says.

Turkish man guilty of killing wife for giving birth to a girl

2015-01-22 16:42

A Turkish man has been given a life sentence for electrocuting his wife in her sleep because he was angry at the fact that she had given birth to a daughter instead of a son.

The Sun ends topless page 3

2015-01-20 14:15

Britain's best-selling newspaper The Sun has quietly dropped photos of topless women from page 3, ending a controversial tradition that has lasted decades in a move hailed by feminist campaigners.

Zuma reprimanded for sexist remarks

2015-01-17 12:30

The Commission for Gender Equality has warned President Jacob Zuma to watch what he says when speaking about women, Beeld reports.

Zim cops identify ‘short dress’ assault thugs

2014-12-23 11:57

Zimbabwean police say they have identified a group of thugs who stripped a woman for wearing a short dress In an incident that has highlighted problems of street harassment, the Herald newspaper reports.

Sex up your sales

2014-12-22 07:23

Gender-twist ads would be a great festive present, says Mandi Smallhorne.

High heels have power over men

2014-12-09 05:10

Science proves Marilyn Monroe correct: High heels have significant power over men.

Domestic violence in NYC reflects the world

2014-11-26 14:10

New York City's legal counsel says police receive more than 770 reports of domestic violence every day – a figure the head of the UN women’s agency says reflects what is happening in the world.

Egypt acquits doctor of fatal FGM

2014-11-21 05:05

An Egyptian court has acquitted a male doctor of carrying out a female circumcision that killed a teenager.


German law quotas for women to reach an end

2015-02-24 15:30

A controversial German law that seeks female representation in boards of large firms, which has been in development for years, has reached its final stages.

Egyptian female cyclists pedal for acceptance

2015-01-26 11:44

More and more women in Egypt are deciding to use bicycles as a form of transport, even though socially it is unacceptable in Egypt for a girl to ride a bicycle in the street.

Topless ‘Page 3’ returns to Britain's The Sun

2015-01-22 14:35

British tabloid The Sun has published a photo of a winking topless model, rebutting reports it had ended the controversial tradition that has featured in the newspaper since 1970.

Listen to women more, don't be macho, Pope tells men

2015-01-18 12:09

Pope Francis says men should listen to women's ideas more and not be male chauvinists.

New LA law requires gender-neutral restrooms

2015-01-14 11:14

West Hollywood plans to enforce a new law requiring gender-neutral restrooms to, among other reasons, accommodate new ideas of gender identity.

Australian PM under fire for women comments

2014-12-22 10:29

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott is accused of craving 'a world where men do the big jobs and women do the ironing' after saying his biggest achievement for females was reducing household bills.

Australia's 'macho' PM blasts sexism

2014-12-12 09:45

Australia's prime minister Tony Abbott, who was famously accused of misogyny by former leader Julia Gillard, has suggested sexism is behind the criticism of his female chief-of-staff.

SABC announces 'gender equity' appointments

2014-11-28 10:02

The SABC has announced "strategic appointments in line with its commitment to gender equity".

Erdogan: Gender equality against laws of nature

2014-11-24 22:31

Women and men are not suited for the same types of jobs because it contradicts the laws of nature, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said.

Pick-up artist Blanc banned from UK

2014-11-19 22:31

The British government has banned controversial US-based pick-up artist Julien Blanc from entering the country after nearly 160 000 people signed a petition.

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