Togolese women increasingly targetted by cyber bullies
17 October 2021 | 5:44 am
Togolese women say they are pushing back against sexist cyberstalking more than ever. We also report on women construction workers who are helping to change the landscape of the Central African Republic. And Leptis Magna was once one of the most beautiful towns in the Roman Empire, but the Libyan ruins are now on UNESCO’s list of heritage sites in danger.
An offical has said the move represents a first step into a "new era of gender equality" in Indian cricket. The captain of the women's team has called it a "red letter day."
It's the main article of later versions of the Hippocratic Oath: "First, do no harm". But sexism in healthcare often leaves that pledge unfulfilled. From invasive exams to missed diagnoses and even sexual assault, women are disproportionately affected by gender bias in medicine, often with grave consequences.
In the Catholic Church only the Pope can declare somebody a saint, but the process always starts with a popular movement - local people revering a person for their holy way of life. Christianity arrived in Cologne in the fourth century. Since then, a number of remarkable Christian women have left their mark on this west German city.
Three of the women were found in bags, next to a hand-written message from the leader of a drug gang — the latest in the wave of crime against women in Mexico.
The UN has said it is "concerned" after five activists, including a woman, were detained and subjected to body searches in the Afghan capital during the launch of a women's rights organization.
Afghanistan's ultra-conservative authorities have ordered that women should no longer be allowed to enter amusement parks. The decree comes after a wider announcement restricting access to public spaces.
In tonight's show: as the COP27 climate summit holds its Gender Day, we ask why women in the Global South are disproportionately affected by climate change. We also speak to our regional correspondent about the millions of people waiting for international aid in Ethiopia's northern Tigray province. Finally, we take a look at the African teams heading to this year's World Cup in Qatar.
Women are nearly twice as likely as men to develop Alzheimer's disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) , but there is little understanding of why exactly this is. The condition is the most common form of dementia, and it affected 5.8 million North Americans in 2020.
A group of women have set up a collective to help female creatives thrive and expose wrongdoing in the male-dominated film industry. But being associated with the pro-gender equality group comes at a price.
More than half of the women and girls murdered last year were killed by a partner of a close relative, UN data showed. The number of deaths is "alarmingly high," but the UN warns the real situation is likely much worse.
Gyms and public baths are now also off limits to Afghan women, the Taliban confirmed Sunday, days after banning them from parks and funfairs.
Taiwan's parliament has the highest ratio of female to male lawmakers in Asia. Upcoming local elections are set to continue this trend, but many female politicians still have to contend with sexism and harassment.
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