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Gender stereotypes are outdated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.

UK transport sex offences increase

2015-08-26 17:00

A surge in reported sex offences on Britain's public transport has resurrected the idea of women-only rail carriages on the tube.

Sexism plagues India's few policewomen

2015-08-19 22:02

India's police force is not only drastically short of women, it is also plagued by sexism, with women given menial duties, bypassed for promotion and scared to report sexual harassment by male colleagues, a study shows.

Women face massive barriers in business

2015-08-16 16:00

A report from the presidency highlights the many barriers that continue to prevent women from succeeding in business.

Dlamini vows crackdown against women abuse

2015-08-09 17:08

Newly elected ANCWL president Bathabile Dlamini had a strong warning for maintenance defaulters and men who abuse women at a Women's Day rally in Sasolburg.

Viral video sparks concern in Saudi over harassment of women

2015-08-07 11:15

In a minute-long video uploaded to YouTube last month, two young Saudi women walk along the waterfront promenade in the kingdom's Red Sea city of Jiddah as a group of young men jeer and follow them until the women become visibly agitated.

Women must empower themselves - deputy minister

2015-07-30 13:16

South Africa has progressed beyond the stage where women need to ask for emancipation, Deputy Arts and Culture Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi says.

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.


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.

Women not in Parliament to add glamour - Madonsela

2015-08-25 20:35

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has questioned whether the women sitting in Parliament have done enough to change the status quo of the country.

First women pass elite US Army Ranger course

2015-08-18 16:42

Two women have made military history after becoming the first female soldiers to pass the US Army's gruelling Ranger Course.

WATCH: Emma Watson speaks to fashion's greatest about achieving gender equality

The fashion industry is taking a stronger role in gender equality. Check out what some of the leading names in fashion, such as Stella McCartney, have to say.

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Women still facing discrimination in SA - Zuma

2015-08-09 16:19

Working women are still being discriminated against in SA, in spite of great strides being made towards equality, President Jacob Zuma has said at a Women's Day rally in Sasolburg.

Still far too few women in electricity sector - official

2015-08-03 14:23

The Johannesburg City Power MD says it is unacceptable that 21 years into democracy, women still play a miniscule role in a sector critical to economic growth.

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.

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