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Saudi Arabia lifts travel restrictions on women, grants them greater control

2 August 2019, 11:15 AM

Saudi Arabia has allowed adult women to travel without permission and granted them more control over family matters, further eroding a heavily criticized male guardianship system at a time of heightened scrutiny over its human rights record.

More women, disabled members make debut in Japanese parliament

1 August 2019, 12:34 PM

Japan’s parliament opened a special session on Thursday with its most diverse upper house yet, including more women, two severely disabled members and the first openly gay male lawmaker, all of whom were elected last month.

Women want to be more involved in initiation process

30 July 2019, 8:45 PM

The call by women to become more involved in the male Xhosa initiation process has met stern opposition by traditional leaders in the Eastern Cape.


Battle for change far from over for women in new Sudan

20 July 2019, 12:13 PM

She may have spent 40 days in jail for demonstrating against president Omar al-Bashir who has since been toppled, but activist Amani Osmane says the battle for women’s rights in Sudan is far from over.

Stina Blackstenius scores Sweden into victory against Germany

30 June 2019, 7:33 AM

Stina Blackstenius scored the winner as Sweden came from behind to stun old rivals Germany on Saturday and set up a women’s World Cup semi-final against the Netherlands, who reached the last four for the first time.



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