Ireland was quick to elect a woman member of parliament, but it's been slow going thereafter.
A top class female footballer and tragic young soldier who was shot for 'desertion' despite fighting in some of WW1's bloodiest battle fields are two hidden stories of The Great War.
Sylvia Pankhurst's book is the dominant narrative of the time, but was she unfair to her sister Christabel?
This vote should be about the morality of letting women suffer.
A huge majority of Americans support equal rights for women. Is now the right time to get an amendment passed?
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.