The Australian government has registered "serious concerns" with Qatar about an incident in which female passengers, including Australians, were taken off a flight bound for Australia and subjected to an invasive search.
Australian women can have an early medical termination – which involves taking two oral medications – up to the ninth week of pregnancy.
Access to early medical abortion is an important part of women’s sexual and reproductive health care. Yet often country GPs don't offer this service.
Pornography can give women new sexual ideas and make them feel like their body and their sexual preferences are normal. But there are downsides too.
Claudia van Zyl
Most young women we interviewed said they gained pleasure watching sexually explicit material, but their focus was often on their male partner's needs, desires and expectations, rather than their own.
Women only spaces are legally allowed to exist for a reason.
A mural of Savita Halappanavar, who died from pregnancy complications after being refused an abortion.
The end of the 8th amendment is on the horizon.
The fight over gendered language may seem frivolous but speaking a heavily gendered language may highlight gender distinctions and lead to discrimination.
We could expect a change in language to decrease gender disparities across a host of measures, including wages, educational attainment, and leadership positions in corporate and political life.
Is Richard Di Natale correct in saying that Tasmanian women aren’t getting access safe termination services?
In Hobart supporting the Tasmanian Greens ahead of the state election, Greens leader Richard Di Natale said 'in one of our states, women are not getting access to safe terminations'. Is that correct?
Ireland was quick to elect a woman member of parliament, but it's been slow going thereafter.
The Blyth Spartans team of 1917, including Bella Reay (front row, centre) who scored a hat-trick in the Munitionettes Cup.
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.
Emmeline, Christabel and Sylvia Pankhurst: a family at war with itself.
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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.
‘Fearless Girl’ dons a pink hat on March 8, 2017, on Wall Street in New York. An inscription at the base reads, ‘Know the power of women in leadership. She makes a difference.’
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A huge majority of Americans support equal rights for women. Is now the right time to get an amendment passed?
Women celebrate in Valparaíso, Chile.
After a fierce debate, one of the most restrictive reproductive laws in the world has been eased.
Clinton speaks at NATO in 2012.
The author of a new book on Clinton’s global impact sees two factors behind her strong foreign policy stance.
Masked sex workers lead a march to mark International Sex Workers’ Rights Day.
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.
Does gender make a difference on a jury?
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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.
You may never have heard of this heroine of emancipation.
She didn't even believe in equality, but this Victorian woman's personal struggle against her husband became a matter of national importance.
The way a country regards its female police officers is crucial in efforts to protect women against violence.
In Indonesia, a culture that views policewomen as lesser officers than their male counterpart still prevails.