Man and woman wearing crown stand on balcony with blue, white and red flag in front of them
Eliza Reid, the first lady of Iceland, is challenging traditional ideas and assumptions about the role.
Women hold a coffin prop during a demonstration to protest femicide and violence against women in Paris.
Women over 65 in France make up about a quarter of all victims of femicide, but they are largely left out of the conversation, or their deaths are being misclassified.  
A mother and daughter sit together on a couch. They are both part of the Saturday Mothers group.
On Saturdays 24 years ago, Kurdish women would gather in Istanbul's Galatasaray Square, a popular pedestrian shopping area, to demand the whereabouts of their sons, fathers and husbands. Today, they continue to meet, and while many of the founding mothers are growing frail, their daughters are taking the reins. Some men have joined the movement as well.
A crowd of people carry flags. One holds a sign that says "J'[HEART] Papa.
A bill passed the lower house of France's parliament that would open up reproductive technologies to single women and same-sex couples.
Nobel
Are fewer women named Nobel laureates just because there have been fewer women scientists?
Justin Trudeau
On Oct. 21, voters will decide if Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau keeps his job. He’s in a tight race with Conservative Andrew Scheer. Young women may be a key voting bloc.
A man holds a sign that says "Let my peoplegault into the public service"
Québec's new religious symbols ban is now in effect as teachers return to school under the new regulations. For many, they're unsure how to navigate the law that says they may keep wearing headscarves and other religious headwear — but only if they don't change jobs.
Mayan Girls
At least one afternoon a week, a group of high school girls carve out some space in the quietest area they can find to huddle around a laptop. They call themselves the Mayan Girls.
A Buddhist nun with a shaved head takes part in a Kung Fu display
After facing the consequences of climate change first-hand in their own villages, the nuns decided to start walking with two strong messages: protect the environment, and empower women.
A woman stands with smartphone in a shop with organizers
On Tuesday, scores of women volunteers crisscrossed the dusty roads of Israel's southern Negev desert to bring hundreds of Bedouin women from remote villages to their polling stations.

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