Yasmin Mulbocus had a rough childhood. And, eventually, she found herself caught in the spell of an Islamic extremist group. But she realized it wasn't the life for her — and now she helps fight back against the type of group she was a part of.
Christine Lagarde has been lauded for her capable hand at the helm of the International Monetary Fund. Her performance has put her at the top of the want-list for other high-powered jobs, including as European Commission president. Though she says she's not interested, her stature is a recognition of her accomplishments.
Prenatal care consumes a big part of a pregnant woman's life. There are the monthly appointments, the tests — all on top of whatever is going on at home. And it can be overwhelming. But a new program, called Centering Pregnancy, tries to ease that burden by putting women in groups for their prenatal care.
Peter Ferris Cochran was born in Ireland, to an unwed Irish mother. She was forced to live in a house for unwed mothers run by the Catholic Church, ultimately putting her son up for adoption. New information reveals how deadly, literally, those homes were.
Last week, the US military began allowing women into combat units, opening up 33,000 army jobs previously off-limits to women. Israel is one of the most gender-integrated armies in the world, but the debate over whether women really are fit for combat still rages.
Usually when we think about female genital mutilation only one thing comes to mind: that it should be stopped. But a group of women from the Maasai tribe in Kenya feel strongly that the practice should continue.
It's been 100 days since the militant group Boko Haram kidnapped more than 200 Nigerian school girls. Since the abductions, at least 11 of the girls' parents have died. President Goodluck Jonathan met today with some of the surviving parents,as Nigerian journalist Chude Jideonwo explains
Ishita Malaviya isn't just a surfer — she India's only professional female surfer. She pushes cultural boundaries with her surfing, and, when she's not competing, she's busy teaching Indian kids how to take to the waves at the Shaka Surf Club in the state of Karnataka.
During a global health reporting trip to Mozambique, Sonia Narang witnessed the challenges women and children face in one of the least developed countries in the world. Thus was born "The Women of Mozambique," a week long Instagram series that illuminates the lives of women through short vignettes.
The Mormon Church is well-known for its worldwide proselytizing force. Now large numbers of young women are joining up thanks a change in policy that lowered the minimum age for female missionaries to 19. But gender gaps remain between men and women.