gender equality

Saudi Arabia easing male guardianship law: True reform or symbolic PR?
Middle East

Saudi Arabia easing male guardianship law: True reform or symbolic PR?

The Saudi government is reportedly planning this year to lift a restriction on women traveling without the consent of male…
Saudi Arabia: Pop music gains a political conscience
Middle East

Saudi Arabia: Pop music gains a political conscience

The members of the South Korean boy group Super Junior are megastars in their home country. They’ve released nine studio…
In Iran, some take off their hijabs as hard-liners push back
Middle East

In Iran, some take off their hijabs as hard-liners push back

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The simple act of walking has become a display of defiance for a young Iranian woman…
World Cup shows how nations back women’s soccer — or don’t
World

World Cup shows how nations back women’s soccer — or don’t

When they’re not playing for their national teams, 73 of the 552 women competing in this year’s World Cup are…
USA’s fearless Rapinoe takes on France, and her own president
World

USA’s fearless Rapinoe takes on France, and her own president

Fearless and ferocious, Megan Rapinoe finds herself facing battles on and off the field as US co-captain at the women’s…
Mo Salah comments on Warda crisis: ‘shunning is not the answer’
Egypt

Mo Salah comments on Warda crisis: ‘shunning is not the answer’

Renowned football star Mohamed Salah suggested in two tweets that the Egyptian Football Federation (EFA) decision to ban Amr Warda…
South African sisters describe Saudi detention and complain to U.N.
Middle East

South African sisters describe Saudi detention and complain to U.N.

GENEVA (Reuters) – Two South African sisters who were imprisoned in Saudi Arabia, initially without charge, described their ordeal on…
Middle East survey sees patchy progress in views on women’s and LGBT+ rights
Middle East

Middle East survey sees patchy progress in views on women’s and LGBT+ rights

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – More men than women in Iraq say they have been sexually harassed, while only 6%…
Japan #beWhite campaign leaves firm red-faced
World

Japan #beWhite campaign leaves firm red-faced

A Japanese firm has shelved an advertising campaign intended to promote gender equity at home after its #beWHITE hashtag sparked…
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