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.

Chelsea Manning recounts struggle with gender identity

2015-04-09 13:12

Chelsea Manning, the US soldier imprisoned for spilling state secrets, has said in an interview that much of her life has been marked by a lonely anguish over her gender identity.

Sure women can race. Just not with us.

2015-04-07 14:07

Anton Marshall feels that F1's attempts at being more gender inclusive is not so inclusive at all.

Morocco confronts abortion taboo with proposed reform

2015-03-30 12:13

Morocco's plans to reform law on abortion could set example for North Africa.


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.

Obama calls for end to gay 'conversion' therapy for youth

2015-04-09 11:35

Obama calls for ban on 'conversion' therapies for gay, lesbian and transgender youth.

Camera in changing room - 4 arrested

2015-04-03 22:41

Four have been arrested at a niche boutique in India after a hidden camera was found in the women's changing room.

Indian cardinal demands ‘swift justice’ in nun rape case

2015-03-18 16:57

The head of the Catholic church in India has demanded swift justice for an elderly nun who was raped during a robbery at a convent, amid growing anger at the lack of arrests over the attack.

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