Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai flashes the peace sign from the balcony of the Grand Hotel in Oslo on December 10, 2014.
A Pakistani military court has sentenced 10 men to long prison terms for their involvement in the 2012 attack against Malala Yousafzai. But there's no word on the fate of the chief suspect, and that has some Pakistanis asking if justice has really been served.
Portraits of Li Tingting (top L), Wei Tingting (top R), (bottom, L-R) Wang Man, Wu Rongrong and Zheng Churan are pictured during a protest calling for their release in Hong Kong April 11, 2015.
Five women's rights activists in China released from detention are under pressure by police to keep quiet and stay in line. But it's not stopping them — nor putting a stop to discussion of the issues they're fighting for.
Untitled," from the Mothers of Martyrs
The Rawiya photography collective is made of only women, the first in the Middle East. Their recent exhibit gives new voice to often unheard women from that part of the world.
The Living Goddess, known as a Kumari Devi, is worshipped in Nepal by Hindus and Buddhists alike. Each Kumari Devi is chosen at a very young age. Samita, the girl in this picture, is no longer a Kumari Devi. Since the photo was taken, she started mentruat
When you are a child goddess in Nepal, you never go outside, except for festivals. After last weekend's deadly quake, however, you have no other choice.
Gay marriage supporters hold a gay rights flag in front of the Supreme Court before a hearing about gay marriage on April 28, 2015.
When a same-sex couple arrived at Clela Rorex's county office in 1975 to ask for a marriage license, she said yes. That decision may have been the first act in the long and still-incomplete battle for same-sex unions. Rorex says she wouldn't change a thing.
The fight against ISIS has consumed Iraq and Syria. Many women have answered the call to try and roll back the terrorists' forces, including this all-women group called the YPJ.
Nilza Munambo listens to a fetal heartbeat. She's in charge of the maternity ward at Chokwe District Hospital and regularly performs cesarean sections even though she's not a doctor.
What do you do when there are only about 20 practicing surgeons for an entire country? Mozambique decided to train non-physicians to do surgery, giving rise to a class of medical workers called tecnicos who do almost all of the country's operations.
Waitresses at the Maid Cafe New York serve an order at the cafe on November 20, 2013. Such cafes have existed in Japan for years, designed to cater to the fantasies of anime and manga fans.
Brittany Bronson is a feminist and university instructor, but she's also a Las Vegas cocktail waitress. And the pursuit of tips and wages means she — and other working-class women, she believes — often has to tolerate harassment and put aside her feminism to make a living.
A Japanese college graduate publicly promises that she will do her best in trying to find work during a job-hunting rally at an outdoor theatre in Tokyo.
The push to get more Japanese women into the workforce has many of them worried that they're just being asked to do more with less.
Rafiqul Islam is president of a labor federation based next to the site of the Rana Plaza collapse. In the foreground is a field filled with rubble from the building, and beyond that is the site of the collapse.
More than 1,000 garment workers died when the Rana Factory complex in Bangladesh collapsed two years ago. Today, the survivors and their families are still haunted by the "smell of death" at the site — and the prejudices they face after making it through the tragedy.