Twenty years ago, the Beijing International Conference on Women reviewed the research and declared that raising the status of women was a linchpin for global development. Join PRI's The World as we explore how far we've come and what it means to combat gender inequality in our Across Women's Lives coverage.
A California member of Congress is introducing legislation to combat revenge porn. Because "the internet is so universal now," Rep. Jackie Speier says, revenge porn "becomes so much more than a photograph — it becomes your entire resume."
Golshid Mola wanted to create a marketplace for the works of underground Iranian designers and artists. But American sanctions against Iran make her goal, and the goals of other Iranian American entrepreneurs, all but impossible.
Choose carefully. That's what a a Cornell gerontologist says elderly women want younger women to know about love and marriage. Listen to what your friends say, and, as old-fashioned as this sounds, ask yourself: Is your partner a good "provider?"
A decade ago, then-Harvard president Larry Summers ignited a firestorm when he suggested women weren't predisposed to the sciences. Eileen Pollack, author of a book on the brouhaha, credits the widely castigated Summers for at least raising the question — and says society still isn't encouraging women in key fields.
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?
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."
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 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 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.
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.
Author Katherine Newman says there are huge parallels between the legacy of apartheid and that of racial segregation in post-Civil War America. And she says young South Africans still believe in democracy, but corruption and inequality are tarnishing hopes for continued change.
When Sheryl Ozinsky was attacked at gunpoint in her own home in a rich neighborhood in Cape Town, her whole life changed. Today, she's running a farm and market day to help people come out of their locked homes and build their community.
These sisters were classified as "Coloured" under apartheid and forced to leave their old neighborhood. They found new lives for themselves showing tourists how to make traditional Cape Malay cuisine. But the legacy of apartheid still throws a shadow on their lives.