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6 Jan
Aid groups are warning of a dire situation in Afghanistan following the Taliban's banning of female NGO workers. Many major international aid groups have suspended their operations, including the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC). We spoke to the NRC's Afghanistan director, Neil Turner, who said that organisations like his need female employees in order to access the women they serve.
15 Dec
An experienced female Karateka is transforming the lives of young Nigerian girls. She brings them together for a competition that has become a major highlight of the karate calendar in Nigeria. In addition, the event advocates for an end to gender violence against women.
30 Nov
These are some of the Chibok Girls abducted in 2014 by Boko Haram terrorists and later rescued by the Nigerian military. On Tuesday, 29 November 2022, some of them were presented to the public and The Guardian’s Leo Sobechi witnessed the presentation.
10 Oct
A 2019 study found that increasing women's representation in national parliaments leads to the adoption of more stringent climate change policies, resulting in lower emissions.
27 Sep
A ride-hailing app with all-female drivers launched in Nigeria last month, amid reports in local media of assault and harassment of female passengers and drivers.
5 Sep
Telling untold stories is in the blood of Bilan Media, Somalia's only all-female news outlet. From gender-based violence to balancing school and home, Bilan Media pays particular attention to women in its reporting.
2 Sep
First female Japanese referee to officiate World Cup feels pressure as a pioneer.
19 Aug
A small group of women rallied in the Afghan capital for the first time in months, demanding a return of their freedoms, after the Taliban reneged on promises to maintain the marginal gains women made in recent years.
4 Aug
Despite a gender quota in its 2010 constitution, men continue to dominate politics in Kenya. As a result, many women who fight for political participation suffer harassment, with no consequences for the abusers.
9 Jul 2022
They are known as the foot soldiers of India's healthcare system. The female health workers saving thousands of lives in Indian rural areas, are now demanding better pay and recognition from the government.
26 Jun 2022
In India, over a million female healthcare workers known as "ASHA" ("hope" in Hindi) work tirelessly to help the country's poorest. Last month, the WHO honoured their hard work with its Global Leaders Award. Over the last 16 years, these women have become the backbone of India's healthcare system, especially for the hundreds of millions of Indians who live in rural areas. But today, they are fighting for better pay and recognition from the government. Our correspondents report.
19 Jun 2022
Career diplomat Choe Son Hui will represent North Korea on the international stage as Pyongyang pushes ahead with a series of sanctions-busting weapons tests and ignores US calls for talks.

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