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.
Shelley Kerr says her Scotland team remain optimistic they can make it beyond the group stage at their debut women’s World Cup as they prepare to face former champions Japan on Friday.