Meet Stacey Abrams: The woman who helped turn Georgia blue
08 January 2021 | 2:38 pm
In our first edition for 2021, we take a look at the American political powerhouse otherwise known as Stacey Abrams who spent a decade working to promote the Democratic vote in Georgia and flipped the state to blue. Plus the French cabinet has given the green light for draft legislation targeting radical Islam that includes a crackdown on forced marriages. Annette Young talks to Natacha Henry, a French specialist on gender-based violence about the best ways to end the practice.
20 Jul 2021
Cameroonian social media celebrity Shakiro has described how she and fellow transgender woman Patricia were put in chains during the five months they have spent in prison. They were released on Friday pending an appeal against their five-year sentences for "attempted homosexuality".
26 Jul 2021
An Algerian woman uses upcycled coffee capsules that she collects from cafes to create her jewellery. She also distributes coffee grounds to farmers for compost.
15 Aug 2021
The 57-year-old Swiss woman was found covered in a black sheet near a waterfall. Thai authorities have boosted security on the island of Phuket.
9 Aug 2021
Salima Mazari, a female district governor in male-dominated Afghanistan, is on a mission: recruiting men to fight the Taliban. Life has changed little in many areas the insurgents have captured, but in Charkint, the ruggedly remote district of mountains and valleys that Mazari governs, about an hour south of Mazar-i-Sharif in Balkh province, the stakes are higher.
10 Aug 2021
The 57-year-old Swiss tourist was found covered by a sheet near a waterfall on the island of Phuket. After launching an extensive investigation, authorities have now detained a suspect.
22 Aug 2021
Cases have been registered against 400 unidentified people after a viral video showed a woman being assaulted at Minar-e-Pakistan on the country's independence day.
20 Aug 2021
A female news anchor with Afghan television has released a video saying she was refused access to her workplace as a result of the Taliban's takeover of the country. Shabnam Dawran, a prominent anchor with the state channel RTA Pushto, says she went to her office and was told to return home, despite public assurances by the Taliban that women would be allowed to work under their rule.
18 Sep 2021
Farida Shenga is one of Mombasa's few female rickshaw drivers. While necessity initally forced her into the profession, Farida now relishes it, and takes no nonsense.
6 Sep 2021
Russian investigators have arrested a 39-year-old male suspected of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a young woman. The two reportedly met via a dating platform.
9 Sep 2021
At just 27, Diana Kidzhi is a Chief Mate -- second in command to the captain -- of a Russian nuclear-powered icebreaker, and sets the path the giant vessel will take. Kidzhi is the most senior woman in Russia's growing nuclear icebreaker fleet -- owned by state atomic energy corporation Rosatom -- which Moscow hopes will secure its supremacy over the Arctic as climate change makes it more navigable.
20 Sep 2021
Women municipal workers will not be returning to work in Kabul, unless they occupy "positions that men could not fill or that were not for men", says Molavi Hamdullah Nomani, the Taliban member who holds the post of Mayor of Kabul. The other women must "stay at home" and will be paid. In Kabul municipality, 27% of employees are women.
25 Sep 2021
Teresa Xu arrives at a court in Beijing to fight for the right to freeze her eggs. A public hospital turned down her demand in 2018 and asked to see a marriage license, in accordance with national law.
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They're throwing soup and sticking themselves to art and buildings. Across Europe, climate protesters are resorting to increasingly extreme methods to grab attention. In Germany, one climate group's daily protests are divisive.
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Former President Otto Perez and his vice president Baldetti were both given 16 year sentences each. They were both found guilty of racketeering and customs fraud.
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More and more schools in Delhi are installing CCTV cameras as a security measure. However, critics say that the footage of minors is not secure and needs to be covered by data protection laws.
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Dozens of young activists from the various citizen movements in Goma, in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, gathered on Monday to commemorate the 272 civilians who were killed in a massacre in the eastern town of Kishishe last week.
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A report by the International Energy Agency says energy insecurity amid war in Ukraine is spurring a renewable power surge. Experts predict the sector will soon surpass coal as the world's largest electricity source.
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Belgium playmaker Eden Hazard has retired from international football at the age of 31. Hazard made his Belgium debut in 2008 at the age of 17, and went on to win 126 caps, scoring 33 goals. Credit: @ujuochulo for The Guardian