Men, knowing what’s best for you since 1861.
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.
The mobilisation of women has taken on many forms across the continent.
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.
Demonstrators in support of abortion and contraceptive rights.
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.
A woman at a traditional function in Msinga, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa.
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.
Queen Elizabeth will often wear a scarf with a triangular fold to shield her hair.
The most simple form of adornment – a single piece of cloth – can be a signifier of status and wealth.
Mo'ne Davis riveted the nation last summer with her dominating performance in the Little League World Series.
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The intense spotlight on one female baseball star might lead some to believe that she's the first and only one. She's not.
Afghan women’s rights activists mourn during the burial ceremony of Farkhunda, an Afghan woman who was beaten to death in Kabul on March 22.
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.
Attendants wait to serve delegates with water during the opening of the annual full session of the National People’s Congress, the country’s parliament, at Great Hall of the People, in Beijing, March 5, 2015.
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.
87% of Australian women have experienced some form of physical or verbal street harassment.
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.
Fewer than one in three surgical trainees are women and the numbers fall as doctors reach advanced training.
In a high-pressure surgical environment, where older male consultants dominate, and there is great competition for training positions and jobs, women are vulnerable to sexual harassment.
Wonder where your award is?
Instead of award ceremonies for high achievers, let's recognise the women struggling to get by at work.
Smartphones allow users to access help, information, or support anonymously and privately.
For every woman who reports domestic abuse, many more remain silent through fear, shame or simply because they don’t know who to turn to. But new digital programs could help.
Stale, male and pale.
There are many different ways to try to boost numbers -- but they all require at least some effort.
Takin’ it to the streets.
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An admission: last year I wore a bubblegum pink t-shirt. The occasion? Cancer Research’s Race for Life. If I told you that I only ever wear black and grey, you might be rather surprised. Indeed, I have…
Opposing this law change is not anti-feminist.
A campaign is underway in the UK to make it illegal to abort a child based on its gender. Proponents say they are worried about women being coerced into terminating female foetuses and that action needs…
You can’t touch this?
As the first woman bishop prepares for her consecration on January 26, a row has erupted over another high-profile consecration scheduled for the following week. Libby Lane will become bishop of Stockport…
It is more fable than fact that a woman’s virginity can be determined by observing her hymen. The organ looks like the petals of flowers with clefts and notches.
The Indonesian public lambasted the Indonesian police after Human Rights Watch released a report that police conducted “virginity tests” on female applicants in the police recruitment process. Many pointed…
Oh, no, wait – it’s the 21st century!
It’s official: men are better writers than women. The news came as something of a shock to a hardened feminist such as myself, but a quick survey of prescribed and suggested texts set for senior English…