During the Taliban's reign, virtually no girls could enter Afghan classrooms. But that is changing. While five years ago around 2 million girls attended school, today there are close to 8 million.
Is Nigeria’s wealthiest woman self-made, or part of a corrupt system?
Two friends from India have pledged to give up wearing their western clothes twice a week and instead wear saris, the traditional dress. The pact between the two has caught on and now other young girls and women are wearing them. They've been posting photos of themselves on social media using the hashtag #100SAREEPACT.
It's easy to condemn sex trafficking in Thailand — it's much harder to condemn actual people and their livelihoods.
President Barack Obama spent more than an hour talking about the gender pay gap during a town hall recently, but he didn’t mention the group that faces some of the worst workplace discrimination: transgender people.
Myanmar's Rohingya Muslim population is one of the most persecuted minorities in the world. They can’t vote. They have no rights. And they aren’t recognized as citizens in their own country. Their desperate situation has attracted the attention of human traffickers, who prey on the vulnerability of people like “Abdul” whose 14-year-old daughter is now being held captive.
When women climb the management ladder, their wage gap with men grows even wider.
President Barack Obama is set to address gender pay inequality at a town hall, but a leading expert on the issue says the problem starts at home, and it’s time for men to do more.
When the elite aerial team called the Blue Angels formed in 1946, all of its pilots were men. In 2014, the same thing was true. Now history has been made with the addition of Capt. Katie Higgins, the first female pilot to serve with the Navy's world-famous demonstration squadron.
It's been a year since Boko Haram captured more than 200 school girls in Nigeria — and the news isn't good. The new president of Nigeria says it's doubtful any of the girls will ever return.