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The term is outdated and the stereotype should be debunked.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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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.

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