It’s the day after the US midterm elections. A record number of women were elected while Democrats regained the House and Republicans added to their control of the Senate. We break down what happened and why.
Tanzania was one of the first countries in sub-Saharan Africa to embrace family planning. But current president John Magufuli made headlines when he said he does “not see any need for birth control," asserting that population growth is actually an economic boon to the East African nation.
Last week, the Ethiopian prime minister Abiy Ahmed reshuffled his cabinet and appointed 10 female ministers, making Ethiopia the third country in Africa, after Rwanda and Seychelles, to achieve gender balance in parliament.
France's courts have upheld the full-face veil ban, saying it did not violate religious freedom. A panel of UN human rights experts disagrees. Does the ban further marginalize France's minority Muslim population?
VAWA disproportionately funds the criminal legal system but it has not deterred domestic violence. Lawyer Leah Goodmark argues that criminalizing domestic violence actually makes the problem worse and that it's time for alternative forms of justice and support.
Some women admit they would rather have HIV than heart disease because at least it wouldn't interfere with fertility and family planning. They often go through high-risk pregnancies and other health complications due to pressures from their communities to have children at all cost.
The proportion of women in the Kaga's 450-strong crew is about 9 percent, a level Japan is targeting for the military overall by 2030 — up from 6 percent now. That would still fall short of U.S., where 15 percent of people in uniform are women, and Britain with 10 percent.