Twenty years ago, the Beijing International Conference on Women reviewed the research and declared that raising the status of women was a linchpin for global development. Join PRI's The World as we explore how far we've come and what it means to combat gender inequality in our Across Women's Lives coverage.
Since the Islamic Revolution in 1979, Iranian women have been forbidden from attending public sporting events. Foreign women are allowed to support their teams in public. So recently some Iranian women snuck into a stadium wearing jerseys showing support for Brazil's volleyball team.
Female editors of two of the world's leading newspapers — The New York Times and the French daily Le Monde — lost their top jobs on Wednesday. Journalist Rebecca Traister says it may not have been the women, but the troubled times that did them in.
The Taliban government in Afghanistan brought with it many restrictions, including a ban on taking photographs. That changed with the US invasion in 2001. A new documentary follows four Afghan photojournalists and their hopes and fears as the US prepares to leave the country.
In a society where women are covered, even small, private acts that express femininity, like girls dancing fully-clothed in the rain, can be seen as sexual. Cell or home videos are being exploited on YouTube as "porn."
The Philippines continues to try and put the pieces back together after Typhoon Haiyan devastated the country. Somalia says journalism should be reserved for people age 40 and over and Batman has been jailed in Singapore. Yes, really. Those stories and more in today's Global Scan.
The gang rape and murder of a 23-year-old woman in New Delhi a year ago exposed a culture of sexual assault in India. Now a new case is gripping India, involving an alleged sexual assault by the editor of a magazine that has doggedly covered violence against women.
About 30 million Kurds are scattered across Turkey, Iraq, Syria and Iran. Amidst Syria's civil war, Kurds have their own war going on, to create a secular, autonomous Kurdish state. The Kurdish militia includes women and it is fighting off al-Qaeda-backed rebels, as well as Syrian government forces.