Rugby league bars transgender athletes in women’s sport
22 June 2022 | 12:55 pm
The sport's authority cited "welfare, legal and reputational risk" for the decision. Over the weekend swimming's world governing body FINA voted to restrict transgender athletes in elite women's competitions.
Tanzania's President Samia Suluhu Hassan is the country's first female president and Africa's only female leader. As she marks one year in office, women in the region judge her performance.
Pope Francis delivered on the reforms promised years ago by allowing any baptized Catholic — man or woman — to lead major departments at the Vatican.
A social movement is creating shockwaves in Turkey. People have been taking to the streets, demanding salary rises, the right to unionise and equal pay between men and women. In a country where the economy is still suffering from record inflation and a weak lira, women are the hardest hit, particularly female blue collar workers. Our correspondents Shona Bhattacharyya, Ludovic de Foucaud and Hussein Assad report.
As the war in Ukraine continues, Europe is facing its fastest-growing refugee crisis since World War II. With the majority being women and children, there are growing concerns that they're a target for sex traffickers. Annette Young talks to Céline Schmitt from the UNHCR. Also how women villagers in Niger are being educated about the role they can play in the fight against jihadists.
Although Somalia now has a quota system for female lawmakers, women are frequently held back from pursuing leadership roles due to pervasive cultural and social barriers.
We look at British papers' reactions to a "bold" UK plan to process and resettle would-be migrants in Rwanda. Also, there's soul-searching in Senegal after the death of a pregnant woman who was refused a caesarean. Finland and Sweden accelerate their decision on joining NATO in the wake of Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Finally, cult British film "Bend it Like Beckham" turns 20!
In a special edition, we look closely at the two presidential candidates, Emmanuel Macron and the far-right’s Marine Le Pen to see where they both stand when it comes to promoting equality. Annette Young talks to Megan Clement, the editor of the Impact newsletter on gender and politics on why women's rights have failed to make the radar so far in this election campaign. Also #MeToo in the world of French politics and the dire need to end a climate of sexism and sexual harassment.
More than two-thirds of people hospitalized with COVID-19 still suffer symptoms a year later, UK researchers have said. Women and obese people are most at risk of long COVID.
Domestic violence is on the rise, but under-reported in Cameroon. Campaigners say official figures account for only a fraction of the women who have suffered - or even died - at the hands of their partners. And for those seeking justice, advocates say successful prosecutions are rare due to the failings and corruption within Cameroon's judicial system.
Iranian women who rebel against mandatory wearing of hijabs say they are being discriminated against in the workplace.
The hard-line Islamist group has told Afghan women to cover their faces in public — the latest backslide on promises to retain women's rights after the Taliban seized power last August.
The Taliban have further curbed women's rights with their latest veil compulsion decree. Afghanistan's civil society faces an uphill task to challenge the group without adequate support from the international community.
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