A man claiming to be the leader of extremist group Boko Haram denied that successful ceasefire talks had taken place between the group and Nigerian officials laying out a plan for the return of over 200 schoolgirls kidnapped in April. Now, their families are still waiting.
“No matter how much we contribute or how well we perform, we stand virtually no chance of advancing in our careers.”
Judge Mohammad Suliman Rasuli sentenced Mullah Mohammad Amin - a religious leader from Afghanistan - to 20 years in prison Saturday for the rape of a 10-year-old girl in Kunduz province.
On Wednesday, thousands of Iranians in the historic city of Isfahan gathered to protest recent acid attacks on women. The attacks have been happening around the same time as the passage of a new law that protects anyone who "corrects" others who are acting in an "un-Islamic" way.
Instead of Returning Kidnapped Nigerian Schoolgirls, Boko Haram Reportedly Abducted More Women and Girls
Despite Nigerian military officials last week announcing they had negotiated with militant group Boko Haram for the release of more than 200 schoolgirls who were kidnapped in April, it appears the girls have not yet been released - and residents say more women and girls have been kidnapped since.
Just a few days after moving to the presidential palace, Afghanistan’s new First Lady Rula Ghani said that she hopes to encourage greater respect for women.
Former long-time host of "The Tonight Show" Jay Leno saluted his wife, Mavis, for her work on behalf of women's rights around the world when he was awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor this weekend.
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan and Nigeria's military are reportedly negotiating the release of the nearly 300 young women and girls who were abducted by Boko Haram more than six months ago, ostensibly bringing an end to six months of activist efforts calling for their return.
A recently completed inspection found more than 80,000 safety violations in Bangladeshi garment factories - where 85 percent of all workers are women.
The designated day was created to raise awareness that gender inequality is still alive and well, and is worse in developing countries.
Several civil rights organizations have filed a complaint against a privately run detention center in Texas, citing widespread allegations of sexual abuse and harassment.
The United Nations last week condemned the brutal killings of women by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, also know as ISIS.
In a nationally televised ceremony at the Presidential Palace just one day after President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai took office, Afghanistan signed a major security agreement with the United States.
Ashraf Ghani, who has has publicly and consistently stated his support for women's rights and women's participation in government, was sworn in as the new President of Afghanistan today at the Presidential Palace in Kabul.
The Institute's founder said the data never fails to shock her Hollywood peers, who largely haven't noticed the dearth of female representation - even at the level of crowd shots. According to Davis, women won't achieve parity on screen for another 700 years.
Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai is the next president of Afghanistan. Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, his opponent, will serve as Afghanistan's new chief executive.
Legislators and activists are still concerned about the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a proposed regional free trade agreement that addresses a broad range of issues and is currently being negotiated between the United States and 11 Pacific Rim nations.
"This should be a wake-up call for the international community. It’s the worst Ebola epidemic we’ve seen in history."
Women in Afghanistan are rediscovering a vehicle of freedom that has galvanized social change since the turn of the 20th century: the bicycle.
The vicious public attack received national attention and sparked outrage among Afghan women leaders.