Female scientist
What determines success? Just intelligence? What about grit and determination? A recent study shows that fields in which people believe 'innate genius' determines success have fewer women than men. What's THAT about?
Princess Ameerah al-Taweel (R), chief executive of Saudi-based Time Entertainment Holding, speaks with women at Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai March 9, 2014. While female company directors are still a rarity in the Middle East, the region's growing wealth, r
Jayne Larson got an intimate view of the life of a Saudi princess when she worked as a chauffeur for the royal family. There was no job application. "I was asked if I was a Jew and I’m not, so I got the job."
Yillian David is a Garifuna living in Honduras. She's thought of leaving to go to the US, but she's decided to stay to help preserve her culture.
Among the thousands of young Hondurans coming to the US last year were Garifuna, descendants of African slaves with their own distinct culture. But some Garifuna are opting to stay. Here's why.
Frimet Goldberger grew up in a Hasidic community in New York where women are forbidden to drive. She got her license at age 23, when she left the community.
Saudi Arabia may be the only country where women aren't allowed to drive, but it’s not the only place where woman are forbidden from getting behind the wheel. It even happens in some communities in the US.
Half of all pregnancies in the predominantly Catholic Philippines are unintended. That may change as the country begins to roll out its new reproductive health law, but the Catholic Church — and even the pope — are still fighting the push for free contraception.
Shymaa Abou el-Yazed is the world champion and captain of the Egyptian karate team.
Shymaa Abou el-Yazed is not your average young Egyptian woman: She’s the captain of the Egyptian karate team and a reigning world champion — despite coming from a country where women’s rights are under constant threat.
Nora Suselo (R) and her mother Gladys, domestic workers in Cape Town, South Africa.
Nora Suselo is a housekeeper. During apartheid, it was practically the only way black women were allowed in urban communities. And it was an important source of income, too. Today, the circumstances have changed by the money is still important.
University of Cape Town students.
College students in South Africa today grew up after apartheid but they still wrestle with big questions about equality. Here they describe the challenges they face even as the country embarks on a more hopeful future.
The Mraqisa family (L to R): father Lindela, son Bukho, daughter Ongeziwe and mother Nosicelo outside their home in Gugulethu Township.
At Sonke Gender Justice, men are trying to fight gender violence by working with families, and other men, to change the culture that allows it to happen.
Nigerian pastor Esther Ibanga joined with Muslim leaders in the city of Jos to call for the return of Chibok girls who were kidnapped by the extremist group Boko Haram.
Muslim and Christian women in central Nigeria are banding together to confront violent extremism — in a bid to return safety and security to their communities.