The story of Sangita Mhatre of Mande is an inspiring tale of how women in rural India can take charge of their destiny given the slightest of opportunities.
The impact of climate change is exacerbated by conflict and poverty, resulting in the widening income inequality between women and men.
Saudi woman arrested for a widely shared video showing her strolling along an empty street wearing a skirt and crop top, Saudi state TV reported on Tuesday.
Socioeconomic support is essential to help families resist the temptation of extremism.
In research using mice of both sexes, it has been found that gender differences could impact results in more than half of the experiments.
Getting home at late hours is often made out to be an issue only for women working the night shift in the IT sector – but it affects many others as well.
There is no silver bullet to beat back the scourge of underage marriages, but the scope of current interventions among adolescents needs to be extended.
The use of volcanic rocks as a method of cooking is what some hope will take off across Africa, to help protect forests and improve the lives of women.
It’s time to acknowledge that technology by itself is not empowering; it must be inter-linked with broader policy interventions across social sectors.
Comments like ‘little girl needs to keep to herself before daddy breaks her face’ get a free pass in the name of free speech.
Uterus transplants raise several ethical concerns drawing from the health risk posed to women, especially since the surgery is not meant to treat a life threatening condition.
At a UN debate, deputy permanent representative Tanmaya Lal spoke of India’s contribution to increasing the role of women in peacekeeping operations.
Despite playing a crucial role in food production, women are often not considered to be farmers because, in India, the legal recognition is derived from land ownership.
These pictures were shot before the implementation of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act. However, even now you find young girls doing such backbreaking work in these areas.
About the visceral bond between mother and child.
Displaced from Pakistan in 1971, these women in the Thar Desert have used their skills of traditional embroidery to earn a living with dignity.
The number of women registering to run as candidates in Iran’s May 19 local elections is encouraging and it presents Iranians with the chance to reshape their government by putting more women in politics.
“I’m still gobsmacked that this is 2017 and we still haven’t reached an effective method of birth control that doesn’t compromise women’s well-being in some way.”
How victims of four incidents of violence from four different decades ended up on the wrong side of the law.
The obstacles that students from low-income groups face in obtaining a college degree hollows out the argument about higher education being a ‘great equaliser’.
A new research project that examines the impact of surveillance on women offers wider answers about the relationship between data, power and autonomy.
A story about adolescence and sexual violence
Jayamma Belliah, an Adivasi from Ananjihundi village in Karnataka, documents her life in a forest with a camera.
In small and large events in the US and across the world, women went on strike demanding equality this International Women’s Day.
At the Barefoot College in Tilonia, Rajasthan, women with little or no formal education can learn livelihood skills and play a leadership role in their communities.
It is estimated that it will take 170 years to close the global gender wage gap – 52 years longer than it would have done just a year ago.
Although UNICEF data shows the need for increased dialogue on menstrual health, little has been done on the ground to facilitate that.
Without covered bathrooms offering sufficient privacy, where do women bathe?
How do you break free from fear within the family?
Scores of women and members of marginalised communities came together on Saturday for a peaceful march to question the traditional notions of access to public spaces.
Illiteracy, patriarchy and a lack of familiarity with technology make poor women highly vulnerable in a cashless economy.
Forces led by brigades from Misrata have surrounded ISIS fighters in a small patch of ground close to Sirte’s Mediterranean sea front.
Swayam Shikshan Prayog, a Maharashtra-based non-profit, is helping women become clean energy pioneers, in an initiative that has earned them a UN climate award.
If women aren’t given their full rights, they’re less likely to believe in democratic institutions.
Women make special efforts to avoid assaults like decide home routes or place to sit on public transport; use sunglasses or headphones to ignore sexual comments or illicit gestures.
South Sudanese women group give women key role in peace process. More framework for women inclusion are already in place but with lack of implementation.
Women entrepreneurs from refugee and host communities in Lebanon are building their own model of social stability through economically viable businesses.
While the number of women in Bangladesh’s workforce is growing, they continue to face exploitation, gender based violence and discrimination.
It’s disingenuous to frame an argument on victory’s shoulders. If a female athlete needs to accomplish extraordinary tasks to be acknowledged as ‘India’s daughter’, then what status does she enjoy before that?
Research shows that even people who consciously reject sexism often subconsciously equate leadership with men.