Email
Password
Remember meForgot password?
    Log in with Twitter

Women News

Women bear the brunt of virus fallout in workplace

London - The reverberating economic shock of the coronavirus crisis has delivered a massive setback for women because so many work in the badly exposed services sector, experts say.

Pandemic pushes Japan geisha to get online

Hakone - Japanese geisha "Chacha" sits on her knees with her fingertips neatly placed on the wooden floor, gracefully bowing to an audience sitting not in front of her but miles away, watching online.

Russian women stuck in lockdown hell as abuse surges

Moscow - Ineta Akhtyamova's husband flew into a rage in late April, about a month into Moscow's coronavirus lockdown.

Chile president names Pinochet relative as minister

Santiago - Chile's President Sebastian Pinera waded into controversy Wednesday when he appointed a relative of former dictator Augusto Pinochet as minister for women and equality.

Women hail victory as Sudan moves to ban genital cutting

Khartoum - Hakam Ibrahim was seven when, like most Sudanese girls, she became a victim of female genital mutilation -- an age-old practice decried as horrific that the post-revolution government is now banning.

As society opens, Saudi women surge into job market

Apo - Like thousands of Saudi women, Rouaa al-Mousa entered the workforce as reforms sweep the ultra-conservative kingdom and is certain that neither grumbling male bosses nor the coronavirus will change that.

German start-up in global demand with anti-virus escalators

Cologne - Tanja Nickel and Katharina Obladen were still in high school when they patented an idea to disinfect escalator handrails using UV light.

Refugee women facing greater violence risk during crisis: UNHCR

Geneva - Displaced women and girls are facing a heightened risk of gender-based violence during the coronavirus crisis, the UN Refugee Agency said Monday.The UNHCR said they may be forced into "survival sex" or child marriages.

Afghan girls try building ventilator from used car parts

Kabul - A team of robot-designing girls in Afghanistan is trying to build a low-cost medical ventilator from car parts, as health authorities look to boost critical-care capabilities for coronavirus patients in the impoverished country.

Morocco NGO delivers emergency supplies to single mums in lockdown

Casablanca - A small van zips through the streets of Casablanca to deliver food to single mothers, as economic paralysis caused by the coronavirus crisis puts pressure on Morocco's poor.

UN chief urges govts to protect women during virus lockdown

New York - UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has urged governments to include the protection of women in their response to the deadly novel coronavirus pandemic.

Fears of domestic violence rise as millions confined over virus

Berlin - With families across Europe confined to their homes to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, fears are rising of a surge in domestic violence.

Four women at forefront of Israel's Arab political surge

Nazareth - Newly elected Israeli MP Iman al-Khatib, greeting supporters in Nazareth, shook hands with women but tapped her heart with her right hand for men.

US Soccer president resigns amid gender equity dispute

New York - US Soccer president Carlos Cordeiro resigned on Thursday as the federation was slammed by superstar Megan Rapinoe for "blatant sexism" in its latest response to a gender discrimination lawsuit by the US women's team.

US Soccer boss apologizes after Coca-Cola rips 'offensive' claims

Los Angeles - Coca-Cola slammed US Soccer after the federation claimed in court documents that playing for the men's national team carries more responsibility and requires a higher level of skill than that demanded of women players.

Women bear the brunt of climate change in Angola

Tehandjila Quessale's heart sank every time her mother sent her to fetch water for their crops, up in the mountains of Angola's southern Huila region.

Lives shattered by South Africa's forced sterilisations

Johanesburg - Four years ago, Bongekile Msibi, already a mother of a now 15-year-old girl, consulted a doctor after trying unsuccessfully to have a second child.

'A Day Without Us': Mexican women stage protest by absence

Mexico - Women mostly stayed off Mexico City's streets Monday as part of a protest against the country's soaring rate of gender violence.The "Day Without Us" strike was staged to highlight the more than 1,000 women and children murdered in Mexico last year.

Virus fears, violence hit International Women's Day rallies

Santiago - Hundreds of thousands took to the streets across the globe to mark International Women's Day on Sunday, despite many events in Asia being cancelled because of the coronavirus outbreak and attacks on women at some events in Europe and Asia.

Thousands rally in Asia for International Women's Day despite virus fears

Bangkok - Thousands took to the streets across Asia for International Women's Day on Sunday even as the coronavirus outbreak forced the cancellation of events in the region.

No country for young women? Myanmar's battle against rape

Yangon - Officially, rape hardly happens in Myanmar and domestic abuse is non-existent. The reality? Violence against women is so pervasive it is regarded as normal -- and as a result -- woefully underreported, says lawyer and activist Hla Hla Yee.

Talking about a menstrual revolution: Asia's period problems

Fpo - Olivia Cotes-James wants us to talk about menstrual health.Properly.

Sudan women decry slow progress on rights since Bashir's fall

Khartoum - Sudanese women were at the forefront of the protests that toppled autocrat Omar al-Bashir but 11 months on, activists are disappointed at a lack of progress on women's issues."Nothing has been done to meet women's demands," said Zeineb Badreddine.

Meet Thailand's secret weapon in climate change battle

Bangkok - Bangkok's future hangs in the balance.Rising sea levels, unchecked development, groundwater extraction, and rapid urban population growth has left millions vulnerable to natural disasters -- scientists warn the city itself may not survive the century.

Pakistan's 'biggest feminist' under fire after sexist tirade

Lahore - He calls himself "Pakistan's biggest feminist", but soap-opera writer Khalil-ur-Rehman Qamar sparked a national row this week after he hurled abuse at a women's rights activist on live television.

Gibraltar divided ahead of abortion referendum

Madrid - Rare divisions have emerged in Gibraltar over an upcoming referendum on easing the tiny territory's draconian abortion laws as a poll published on Thursday suggested 70 percent would vote in favour.

Yemen cafes shut, women harassed as Huthis impose harsh morals campaign

Dubai - The Huthi rebels arrived without warning, heavily armed and in a furious mood, as they barged into Ophelia, the only cafe for women in the Yemeni capital Sanaa, and demanded it be shut down immediately.

Spain to toughen rape penalties after 'Wolf Pack' case

Madrid - Spain's leftwing government on Tuesday unveiled draft legislation toughening the penalties for rape and requiring explicit consent for sexual acts following a notorious gang rape that shocked the country.

UN chief calls for end to 'stupid' gender inequality

New York - UN chief Antonio Guterres Thursday called for an end to gender inequality which he said "should shame us all in the 21st century because it is not only unacceptable, it is stupid.

The new wave of feminism sweeping Latin America

Montevideo - Women across Latin America are organizing a wave of protests to force gender politics into the public arena amid staggering rates of femicide and highly restrictive abortion laws.
  1 2 3 4 5 6 ... 52 Next»

Set up a news alert for

Women


Women Image

Two market women in conversation. Durbar Square  Kathmandu
Two market women in conversation. Durbar Square, Kathmandu
Benue State in Nigeria
Benue State in Nigeria
pjotter05
MNC2013 Women in politics workshop
MNC2013 Women in politics workshop
MNC2013 Women in politics workshop
MNC2013 Women in politics workshop
Women in Namibia sitting by a hut
Women in Namibia sitting by a hut
Laurel Holloman
Laurel Holloman
Photo: Miki Turner
Scene from a CBC News show on why Muslim women cover their faces.
Scene from a CBC News show on why Muslim women cover their faces.
YouTube
In a slum in Kenya  this is where people get their water.
In a slum in Kenya, this is where people get their water.
YouTube
Maria Dunn at Daughters Day 2014.
Maria Dunn at Daughters Day 2014.
Jane Lynch
Jane Lynch
Photo: Miki Turner
Tommy Banks at Daughters Day 2014.
Tommy Banks at Daughters Day 2014.
International symbol of PCOS
International symbol of PCOS
NHS
United Methodist Women Board of Directors Meeting
United Methodist Women Board of Directors Meeting
UMWomen
Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. [ Frank Herbert. Dune. ]
Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. [ Frank Herbert. Dune. ]
MNC2013 Women in politics workshop
MNC2013 Women in politics workshop
Street-view (without Google) of women and girls. Kathmandu
Street-view (without Google) of women and girls. Kathmandu
Untitled
www.quadrigparking.com
The new findings from the study by researchers at the University of Texas  US  suggest that men seek...
The new findings from the study by researchers at the University of Texas, US, suggest that men seeking a short-term relationship have psychological adaptations to look for partners who are fertile and can produce offspring.
Gianni Dominici (CC BY-ND 2.0)
Memorial March of Edmonton
Memorial March of Edmonton
File photo: Pakistani women chant slogans at a rally in Islamabad during International Women s Day.
File photo: Pakistani women chant slogans at a rally in Islamabad during International Women's Day.
Asif Hassan: AFP

Latest News
Top News