After gruesome attacks against women in India gained international attention, several global discussions about gender roles have taken off. Some critics say fathers are they key to changing attitudes that allow these attacks to happen.
India has a growing problem with trafficking of young women. Oftentimes, though, these women aren't sold into prostitution, per se, but rather into forced marriages. It's a problem exacerbated by a culture that has allowed female fetuses to be aborted, leading to many more men than women.
President Barack Obama's most recent cabinet nominations have been largely white men -- a move that's been criticized by advocates for women and people of color. They say they're surprised and disappointed with Obama's choices.
The rape and eventual death of a young woman in India last month has sparked hundreds of protests across that country. But it's also sparked hundreds, and more likely thousands, of conversations in this country. Especially among families with Indian heritage.
Sexual assault and rape is a global problem. The case of two Ohio high schools football players, charged with sexually assaulting an incoherent high school girl, coupled with the violent case in India, has experts calling for a multi-pronged approach to dealing with sexual violence.
Demonstrators across India are taking protesting a level of violence against women that has become both tolerated and common in that country. They came out in support of a rape victim, who subsequently died of her injuries, and now they hope to find something good from the tragedy.
Thousands of women die of cervical cancer each year in the developing world. In large part, it's because they don't have access to tests like the Pap smear. But a new test, one that merely involves conventional vinegar, is changing everything.
In a controversial vote in the United Kingdom on Tuesday, members of the Church of England's General Synod voted to prohibit women from serving as bishops within their church. The related U.S. Episcopal Church already allows women as bishops.
Women in Sierra Leone are trying to get more involved in the country's politics but they're being stymied by a political system and a culture that advantages men. And while a major party candidate has selected a woman as his running mate, his party has still put just 10 women on their ballot. Some 38 women in total are running, compared to 548 men.
Soosan Firooz grew up a refugee, fleeing Afghanistan's brutal civil war. But her family moved back seven years ago, and now she's supporting herself as a rapper -- a role not typically played by women.