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.
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.
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.
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 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.