Twitter lights up with reaction to the story of a Muslim schoolgirl in France who was sent home from school for wearing a long black skirt to class. School authorities, citing concern over France's secularity law, asked her to leave and come back with a more neutral outfit. See some creative photo-protests using the hashtag #JePorteMaJupeCommeJeVeux -"I wear my skirt as I please."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.