Under international law, a mother escaping domestic violence with her children to another country is seen as an abductor. She is often ordered to return the child leading to catastrophic consequences.
Hijab is not simply about religion – women wear it for a variety of reasons.
If left unchecked, invasions of privacy enabled by technology could put every human right at risk, and on a scale that would be truly terrifying.
In the #MeToo era and with more women entering Congress, activists are hopeful another state could ratify the Equal Rights Amendment. But is it too late?
In Myanmar, spousal abuse is legal and stigma stop most women from reporting sexual violence. A bill championed by feminists but long stalled in Parliament may soon give women their basic rights.
More and more countries are relying on the approach of transparency rather than regulation. Depending on local specificities, the results to date remain mixed.
Trokosi is an ancient practice in West Africa where virgin girls, some as young as six are sent as slaves to make amends for wrongs committed by their families.
Tanzania was an early, ardent believer in family planning. Now it joins a growing number of developing nations that see potential advantage in having a huge and growing workforce.
Abortion appears to be illegal and clandestine in large parts of the Muslim world. Yet, women continue to challenge the status quo and archaic laws through their daily practices and activism.
The British government is consulting on changes to the Gender Recognition Act, including whether to allow gender self-identification.
Before she became a Supreme Court justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s work as an attorney in the 1970s fundamentally changed the court’s approach to women's rights and how we think about women – and men.
Living as a woman in North Korea can be psychologically and physically gruelling.
Saudi Arabia has arrested a number of feminists, while bringing in reforms for women. An expert argues why this goes to show that the kingdom remains adamant on not opening space for more voices.
Argentina's Senate voted down an abortion bill 38-31 after a 16-hour debate. The Catholic Church thanked senators for defending 'life,' but ever more Catholics here insist on women's right to choose.
Civil society organisations in Zambia help women get access to land.
A UN committee has identified numerous ways in which Australia is falling short on the rights of women and children – it must now take the committee's recommendations seriously.
The impact of Venezuela's medical crisis is not gender-neutral.
An economy and society like Saudi Arabia's cannot survive the modern world without giving in to change.
Women don't want to be reduced to ceremonial roles; they believe they can add value in making decisions.
In a historic move, the national parliament has legalised procedures up to 14 weeks.