Women set to vote for first time at Catholic Synod of Bishops
17 October 2023 | 12:30 pm
In an unprecedented move, Pope Francis approved changes to the norms governing the Synod of Bishops in April, paving the way for women to hold 54 of the 365 votes as the church charts out its path for the future.
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Indian scientists hope the success of the Chandrayaan-3 moon mission will inspire more young women to study STEM fields.
In Peru, 60 percent of people who disappear are women. Over 11,000 women were reported missing in the country last year, the majority of them teenagers. Some disappearances are voluntary. But most are linked to human trafficking networks, prostitution and domestic violence. Despite this poor record, Peru was the first nation in South America to recognise forced disappearances as gender-based violence.
Afghanistan's hard-line Taliban rulers have prevented women scholarship recipients from flying to the United Arab Emirates to continue their studies. Their sponsor, a businessman from Dubai, is not giving up.
Manipur has long dominated women's football in India, but that success has been jeopardised by violent outbreaks. It remains to be seen if women's football can get back on track and play a part in unifying the state.
Spanish football chiefs have fired the coach of its World Cup-winning women's team. Jorge Vilda had initally supported suspended federation chief Luis Rubiales amid a furor caused by him kissing a player on the lips.
Documents provide the names of at least 3,200 Jews that had been corroborated by Rome's Jewish Community. The Nazis occupied Rome in 1943-1944 and deported and murdered around 2,000 Jews.
A major exhibition at the Festival of Photojournalism, the Visa pour L’Image, in Perpignan in southwest France is currently showcasing the power of women as Iran continues to clamp down on women's rights. A year ago, Iranian woman Mahsa Amini was arrested by the religious morality police for not wearing a hijab. Amini was beaten and later died as a result of police brutality, sparking widespread women-led protests in Iran. Journalist Ghazal Golshiri, who coproduced the exhibition, speaks to FRANCE 24.
The French Catholic Church is facing new accusations of a sexual abuse scandal within Paris’s Foreign Missions Society, an organisation dedicated to spreading Christianity overseas. As a criminal investigation has been opened into accusations against three clergymen from the group, a FRANCE 24 investigation by journalists Karina Chabour and Julie Dungelhoeff sheds light on the allegations against the society.
Facial hair growth has long been associated with masculinity. Making it surprising for many people when they see a woman with a beard. Nigerian women with beards or co-chest hair are often stereotyped and usually associated with being wicked or worse accused of witchcraft. Many times, Nigerians also conclude that a woman who has a mustache, a beard, or excessive body hair will definitely be from the eastern part of the country. In this video, we will be discussing why women grow beards and excessive body hair.
German Cardinal Franz Hengsbach is accused of having sexually abused three individuals in the 1950s and 60s. Victims groups want to know if Pope Benedict was involved in quashing an investigation a decade ago.
In Senegal, despite clear legislative progress towards gender equality and the huge contribution women make to the rural economy, they remain in the minority or even absent from strategic and operational land governance bodies at ‘commune’ level. Furthermore, the legal recognition of the principle of citizens’ engagement in public affairs is not accompanied by any working mechanism to ensure that grassroots communities are able to participate.
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