Education authorities in the city of Nantes, western France are under fire after critics suggested a school's campaign against sexism meant 27 high schools in the Nantes area were inviting male pupils to wear skirts to classes Friday, May 16.
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In a high-profile development, Facebook has allowed its users to freely express their gender identity. Now users can choose ten different gender definitions to express gender out of more than 50 options.
Secular organizations tend to not be able to attract and retain female members, but a new group formed in Atlanta, GA is specifically geared toward the advancement of women with non-religious views.
A new Japanese government survey shows record numbers of young people in Japan have opted for the single lifestyle, citing such issues as money, difficulties in finding suitable partners, and simply enjoying being singletons.
Making headlines recently is the conceptual gender equality preschool in Stockholm, Sweden. “Egalia” is based on the idea that removing gender roles from the children’s’ environment, will remove the “edge” men have in society.
Reproductive health is a cause of concern in the Philippines. According to the Democratic Socialist Women of the Philippines (DSWP), a women's group that pushes for gender equality and women rights, 11 women die everyday due to maternal complications.
Timed to be active during Pope Benedict's four-day trip to England and Scotland, campaigners for the Catholic Women's Ordination campaign (CWO) will use London buses for ads that read 'Pope Benedict - Ordain Women Now!'
Vasan Buiki, head of Malgaon village council in central India's Chhattisgarh state finds it difficult to find time for her work as she is busy taking care of the family-owned grocery store in her village.