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.
portable shower
Omer Azizi spent much of the past year developing an app that he calls Safar, meaning “journey” in both Farsi and Arabic, to solve the information gap that exists for refugees worldwide. It came out of an assignment in a unique class he took last year from the engineering school at USC.
A woman takes tampon boxes out of a supermarket shelf in Buenos Aires January 16, 2015.  
What happens to the highly personal data people enter in period-tracking apps? In some cases, it gets fed to third parties — including Facebook.

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