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.

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.

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.

No female guards at Guantanamo's Camp 7 for now

2014-11-19 17:41

A resolution of a dispute over the use of female guards inside the secret Camp 7 at the Guantanamo Bay prison will have to wait until January, a US military judge rules.

Kenya women march for mini-skirts

2014-11-17 17:41

After attacks by mobs of men, Kenyan women have marched for the right to wear mini-skirts.

Mom, daughters have throats slit in Pakistan

2014-11-11 13:38

Two young men in Pakistan murdered their mother and two teenaged step-sisters after accusing them of adultery, police say.

New York elects youngest woman to US Congress

2014-11-05 07:34

A 30-year-old upstate New York Republican has made history by becoming the youngest woman elected to US Congress, shattering a record set before she was born.

Afghan first lady backs French veil ban

2014-11-01 22:32

Afghanistan's cosmopolitan new first lady has backed France's controversial ban on the niqab, comparing the full veil to blinders.

These little girls say the f-word for feminism

2014-10-22 16:50

A group called FCKH8 have created a video with some filthy-mouthed young girls to spread the word about gender inequality and all things feminism.

Surrogate baby rejected in India on gender

2014-10-09 11:40

An Australian couple rejected their biological child born to an Indian surrogate mother because of the baby's gender, but took home its twin sibling, a judge says.

Elderly rape victim ridiculed in video interview

2014-08-17 22:25

The Mpumalanga Older Persons Forum has condemned the circulation of a video of community members insensitively interviewing an elderly woman who had just been raped.

Men who abuse women are animals - Makhura

2014-08-10 09:18

Men who abuse, rape and kill women and children are "not men but animals", Gauteng Premier David Makhura said on Women's Day.

China offer bonus for mother's moniker

2014-08-02 06:00

Chinese parents are being offered cash rewards to give their newborn children the mother's last name, a report says, in an unusual attempt to address the traditional preference for sons.

Birth control bombshell for KZN health dept

2014-07-30 08:39

KwaZulu-Natal's health department is battling a birth control bombshell after insisting women students chosen to study pharmacy in India be injected with contraceptives.

Church of England approves women bishops

2014-07-14 22:32

The Church of England has overcome bitter divisions to vote in favour of allowing female bishops for the first time in its nearly 500-year history.

Church of England to vote on 'women bishops'

2014-07-14 07:56

The Church of England may vote to allow female bishops for the first time in its history, ending half a century of bitter divisions over the role of women.

Cairo mob sex attackers on trial

2014-06-25 23:00

The trial of 13 Egyptian men accused of taking part in mob sexual assaults on women during rallies has begun.

UNHCR slams caste-based sex attacks

2014-06-18 06:37

UN human rights chief Navi Pillay has urged India to ensure that perpetrators of caste-based sexual attacks do not escape justice.

I'm not "just a chick", mister

2014-06-10 15:30

The reality of our world is that women and men are still not treated equally in the workplace, says Cath Jenkin.


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 09:39

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

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.

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.

Pakistani family sent to death over honour killing

2014-11-19 15:37

Four relatives of a pregnant woman who bludgeoned her to death outside one of Pakistan's top courts has been sentenced to death for the crime, their defence lawyer says.

Genital cutting continues in Kenya

2014-11-12 19:51

Draped in animal skin and covered in white paint, four teenage girls squat over large stones in a remote western Kenyan village after being circumcised.

India woman stripped, paraded on donkey

2014-11-10 15:39

A woman has been stripped naked and paraded on a donkey through her village in northern India after being accused of killing her nephew.

Volleyball woman jailed in Iran declares hunger strike

2014-11-04 06:40

A British-Iranian woman jailed in Iran after trying to watch a volleyball match is on a hunger strike, refusing food or liquids, her brothers say.

Saudi Arabia warns women not to drive

2014-10-23 18:00

Saudi Arabia's Interior Ministry has issued a warning to women not to get behind the wheel in defiance of the kingdom's men-only road rules.

Gender gap shrinking in schools, workplace - report

2014-10-15 12:03

Global gender gaps have significantly decreased over the past 10 years, particularly in early education and the labour market, a report says.

Sangoma arrested for rape

2014-09-27 14:41

A Hammanskraal sangoma has been arrested after he allegedly raped a woman who was visiting his practice.

India's PM slams rape shame, communal violence

2014-08-15 10:30

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has condemned a spate of rapes as a source of shame for India and urged an end to communal violence as he vowed to improve the lives of the nation's poor.

Women belong in house

2014-08-09 14:29

More than 20% of South African women still believe 'their place is in the house', according to an Ipsos survey.

Pakistan acid attacks on women creating fear

2014-07-31 14:00

A recent spate of acid attacks in Pakistan has sparked an impassioned debate about rising ‘Islamisation’ that is forcing an increasing number of women to stay at home.

Plus-sized parking spaces for Chinese women

2014-07-21 10:33

The parking spaces outside a Chinese shopping mall are distinctive: marked out in pink, signposted 'Respectfully reserved for women', and around 30cm wider than normal.

C of E to vote 'yes' for women bishops

2014-07-14 16:13

The Church of England is set to let women become bishops in a vote that would overturn centuries of tradition.

Girls are meant to be pretty not smart

2014-06-26 14:07

This commercial highlights how negative stereotypes can threaten a girl’s academic performance.

Mormon church excommunicates group founder

2014-06-24 13:33

The Mormon church excommunicated the founder of a prominent women's group, a rare move that brings down the harshest punishment available.

Jolie, Hague vow action against sexual violence

2014-06-10 18:09

Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie and British Foreign Secretary William Hague have vowed to ensure the world's first summit on ending sexual violence in conflict resulted in practical action.

Egypt - new penalties for sexual harassment

2014-06-05 22:25

Egypt has approved new punishments for sexual harassment, amid rising pressure on authorities to fight the rampant phenomenon.

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