After a fierce debate, one of the most restrictive reproductive laws in the world has been eased.
The author of a new book on Clinton’s global impact sees two factors behind her strong foreign policy stance.
Sex workers in South Africa are all potential criminals due to the country's regressive laws. But their status may change soon, making South Africa the first African country to decriminalise sex work.
Belfast court inflicts three-month suspended jail term for acquiring abortion pills online in first criminal prosecution for a decade.
Do women in the Oval Office or the courtroom make a genuine difference? Research from English juries suggest they do.
Women are more likely to claim in-work benefits so they're more likely to have their movement restricted by the UK's EU renegotiation.
She didn't even believe in equality, but this Victorian woman's personal struggle against her husband became a matter of national importance.
In Indonesia, a culture that views policewomen as lesser officers than their male counterpart still prevails.
Abortion is now legal in cases of rape, incest and serious abnormality. But will local politicians drag their heels?
Women can still be sent to prison for life for getting a termination. It's high time this archaic law was overturned.
While being supported by many sex industry groups, feminists have labelled Amnesty International's decriminalisation of prostitution a betrayal of women's rights.
Writing about the women’s and feminist movements is a definitional minefield. The two are often conflated, more so in Africa.
Charting the progress of a global movement against shaming women for the actions of men.
The Supreme Court let stand a lower court ruling against mandatory ultrasounds for women seeking abortions, but the court leaves in place major—and growing—restrictions on women's health policies.
The Traditional Courts Bill ignores concerns that women do not get a fair hearing. The courts tend to rule in line with patriarchal values; violating the constitution, which guarantees equality.
The most simple form of adornment – a single piece of cloth – can be a signifier of status and wealth.
The intense spotlight on one female baseball star might lead some to believe that she's the first and only one. She's not.
The brutal mob attack on a young woman in the streets of Kabul reveals the instability of the Afghan government even after 12 years of US and NATO military support and aid.
Once China claimed to lead the way in equality for women. Today, women are warned they will be "leftovers" if they don't produce children.
You may not have heard the term "street harassment", but if you're a woman in Australia, you've probably experienced it: whistles, stares, comments by strangers in the street.