How Afghan women are resisting Taliban rule
Since the Taliban took over power, their decrees and crackdowns have shown how the Islamic fundamentalist regime wants to repress the rights of women and girls.
Australia to cancel Afghanistan cricket match if Taliban bar women
Australia's first-ever cricket test match against the Afghan men's team won't happen if the Taliban don't backtrack reports of banning women from the sport.
Afghanistan: Women's rights protest turns violent
Local media have reported the Taliban fired tear gas and used batons to break up the second day of protests demanding that women's rights be protected.
A different perspective: Women in photography
In a special edition, Annette Young heads to the southern French town of Arles, which each year hosts 'Les Rencontres d'Arles', an international festival of photography. The event is now seeking to give more exposure to women photographers.
Australian coach blazes a trail for women in African basketball
When she was growing up in Australia's biggest city of Sydney, Liz Mills dreamt of one day becoming a professional basketball coach. Little did she know that she would end up having fame thrust upon her thousands of kilometres away in Africa, where she has made history as the first woman to coach a men's basketball team in a continental tournament.
Afghan women's basketball star safe in Spain
As captain of Afghanistan's wheelchair basketball team and a women's rights activist, Nilofar Bayat fled for her life when the Taliban took over, seeking safety in Spain where she hopes to soon be back on the court.
'A gender emergency': UN Women Asia head on Taliban in Afghanistan
With the Taliban in control of Afghanistan, the UN Women director for Asia Mohammad Naciri warns of a gender emergency, where "women and girls have been consistently and systemically targeted". In the weeks leading up to their return to power, the Taliban's leadership have strived to portray a softer image than when they last ruled Afghanistan between 1996 and 2001. But women struggle to take comfort from such assurances.
More violence, less income: Arab women bear the brunt of COVID-19, study finds
A new survey by Arab Barometer adds numbers to the narrative that COVID has led to a harsher reality for women in the Middle East and North Africa.
Belarus: Women as the drivers of protest
Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko once had many women among his supporters. But now, they are some of his most uncompromising opponents.
Fans react as Simone Biles takes bronze medal in women's balance beam final
Team USA's Simone Biles took to the Olympics podium after winning bronze in the women's balance beam final. It was Biles' first taste of competition in Tokyo since standing down during the women's team final last week to focus on her mental health.