Black female surfers say they often have to battle aggression and isolation while out in the water. One group from Northern California hopes to change that by helping more black female surfers compete professionally.
Women's soccer player Ada Hegerberg is the first Ballon d'Or Féminin winner. For her, it's a symbol that the women's sport is getting more attention, even though she says all women and girls are still fighting sexism, both in the sport and in the world.
Kazuna Yamamoto is a college student who started an online petition to get a Japanese tabloid magazine to apologize for an article that rated Japan's universities according to how easy it is for men to get female students to have sex with them. She succeeded and along the way got 40,000+ responses to her online appeal.
A 1,000-year-old skeleton of a woman was discovered at a monastery cemetery shows that she painted with rare, expensive pigments — and she licked a brush frequently, leaving the traces of lapis lazuli in her dental plaque. The finding shows that women contributed more to painting and literature that previously thought.
The abuse reportedly happened inside the country and also during a training camp held in February of last year in Jordan. Players flew out, and two male representatives of the Afghanistan Football Federation came with them. Khalida Popal, former captain of Afghanistan's national soccer team, had organized the training session in Jordan and had reservations about the men.