In a historic move, the national parliament has legalised procedures up to 14 weeks.
Evangelical Christian educator, Paige Patterson.
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With controversial Christian educators like Paige Patterson who believe that the Bible teaches women to submit to men, it matters to know today that evangelicals encouraged women's education in the past.
A lawyer reports from Ireland days ahead of this vital vote.
Strong enough to do the job.
The 10,300 women serving in fire departments across the US face ill-fitting gear, hostility and sexism. But in the end, they say, people "don't care you're a woman when their house is on fire.'
Gender equality is slowly growing in Morocco - but not when it comes to inheritance law.
Conservative segments of Moroccan society, have blocked women from inheriting.
Some 200,000 Argentinean women marched on March 8 for International Women’s Day. Many proclaimed their support for legalizing abortion.
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A new bill that would legalize abortion in Argentina has spurred surprise debate on the gender pay gap, parental leave and political representation. Will Argentinean women finally get their due?
Nellie McClung, a prominent Canadian suffragist in the early 1900s, is now being maligned for her racism and support of eugenics. Should the deep flaws of some suffragists from 100 years ago mean Canadian historians must pay them short shrift?
Canada is strangely muted in celebrating women's suffrage. That's because the politics of remembrance has become a contemporary minefield.
In a 2016 ABS survey, one in two women reported having experienced sexual harassment, but 90% of them did not contact the police.
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Critics say that #MeToo has turned the legal principle of innocent until proven guilty on its head, but such comments privilege the rights of perpetrators over justice for victims.
Latin America’s era of the woman president is over. What have we learned?
New research on Latin America's four recent female presidents disproves the idea that merely putting a woman in power will improve gender equality.
Men’s dominance in the boardroom has barely changed over the years.
The share of board seats held by women varies dramatically across the country, from none in Alaska to close to half in New Mexico. A few key policies may make all the difference.
Basic income: a step forward for women?
Despite a range of laws and policy measures, many gender inequities seem firmly entrenched. One innovative policy measure that could make a difference is basic income.
The goal is gender equality, but some women remain more equal than others.
Chinese women carry a disproportionate share of family responsibilities. Having more children and greater family demands could increase women’s work-family conflicts and jeopardize women’s careers. With the two-child policy, conflicts between work and family responsibilities are likely to worsen.
How does the two-child policy in China impact women's equality? Do women have the ability to stop when they no longer want more children?
Informal Head Porters carry take their babies with them in Accra’s Kantamanto Market, in Ghana.
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Adequate and quality childcare determines women’s participation in the labour force and the type of work they can take on.
If you feel threatened or confused by the #MeToo movement, try channelling your masculinist mystique.
More women than men were left standing after the war and pandemic.
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With many men 'missing' from the population in the aftermath of the 1918 flu, women stepped into public roles that hadn't previously been open to them.
The movie Nour brings the issue of ‘child marriage’ on the front scene in Lebanon.
Renewed attention is being given to the issue of child marriage in Lebanon as increasing numbers of young refugee girls are being married off as a response to the conflict and forced displacement.
Saliha (left) and Alexia in 2012. Alexia no longer wears the veil.
Agnès De Feo
A number of women who once wore and defended the full Islamic veil known as the niqab later chose to renounce it. Here two of them tell their stories.
Women's rights and poverty cannot be ignored.
A woman worker collects roses at a flower farm in Naivasha, Kenya.
Large companies have a big role to play in ensuring women’s rights are protected in industries such as horticulture.