Lilit Martirosyan made LGBTQ history last month in Armenia when she became the first transgender woman to speak to parliament. She’s received numerous death threats since then.
On Friday, May 24, Kenya's High Court ruled to dismiss a petition to scrap sections 162 and 165 of the country's penal code that criminalizes gay sex. But the movement to fight for LGBTQ rights continues.
As the US withdraws troops from Syria, displaced Yazidi women fear increased insecurity in the region could postpone rehabilitation and a return to their homeland in Iraq.
While China’s government has cracked down on women’s rights activists through censorship, an informal network of Chinese citizens living abroad are working to support their efforts to combat sexual harassment and inequality back home. They want to bring the stories of activists and other women in China to international audiences.
Lucia Lucas is generating a lot of attention for her performances as opera’s most famous alpha-male characters. She hopes the gender identity hoopla will die down.
Sixty years before today's “K-pop invasion,” the Kim Sisters, a Korean girl group, landed on US shores and rocketed to stardom — singing American hits before they even learned English.
It's been called an epidemic that has gone on for generations. Indigenous women, disappearing in both the US and Canada. Until the last few years, the public has paid little attention to their stories. But the families of these missing and murdered women are demanding to be heard — and counted.
The state of Assam declared Fatima Begum a "foreigner," but she was born there and has numerous official certificates and identification documents to prove it.
The documentary "Surviving R. Kelly" brought attention to African American girls who were victims of sexual abuse by an older man. For those in the Ethiopian community, the film opened up the floodgates.
The Trump administration has decided not to defend a 20-year-old federal ban on female genital mutiliation despite what activists say about the need to protect young girls.