Congress is considering legislation to change how the U.S. military handles criminal charges relating to sexual assault, in the wake of a spate of sexual assault cases from Lackland Air Force Base. Critics of the military say part of its problems come from how sexual assault cases are charged, but recent Congressional attention could help promote change.
A new documentary follows nine girls living in developing countries, sharing their stories of struggle and perseverance. The film is part of a global campaign to educate and empower girls -- using new techniques, storytellers and a mix of film genres.
The Filipino Catholic Church has long been influential in the country's politics, as well as its morality. But that influence is waning, and perhaps nowhere is that more visible in the end of a decade-long battle to enact legislation providing for free contraceptives to the country's residents.
One Billion Rising participants take opportunity to be heard, start dialogue about violence against women
One in three women will experience violence in their lifetimes, according to United Nations data. V-Day activists, lead by Vagina Monologues playwright Eve Ensler, built a campaign to turn that big statistic into a crowd of voices.
A number of women and girls around the world have joined a global campaign to end violence against women and girls through dance. Participants are claiming public spaces and using their voices to call for change for the future.
The Israeli armed forces have allowed women in combat roles since the 1990s. And while there are still a few specialties where they're banned, they have years of experience. As the United States opens up to officially endorsing women in combat, Israel offers a glimpse of what may be ahead.
China has a population imbalance, with some 20 million more men under 30 than women. And yet, there are a number of women who are choosing not to get married. China says they're the country's most desirable women, so the country is pushing hard to convince them to hurry up and wed.
More than 20,000 women have served in Iraq of Afghanistan, but they haven't received the same recognition or opportunities for advancement as their male counterparts. But now that the ban has been lifted, hundreds of thousands of front-line jobs will now be open to women.
A group of Delhi women have decided the best way to make sure women are safe is to create a special cab service just for them. Women drive the cabs and only pick up women passengers. And the service has seen great success.
The deadly rape in India late last year has increased awareness among immigrants in the United States about the dangers of domestic and sexual violence, activists say. But especially with immigrants, there are a number of barriers for women who choose to speak out.