'Legs together' law to uphold culture for Kenya's female bike riders - report
Kenyan women could soon be banned from straddling motorcycles or bicycles behind the driver because it is “demeaning” and is undermining traditional culture, according to local media
Woman disfigured by acid in Italy in fifth such attack in the country this year - report
The woman, a divorcee and mother-of-two, was attacked at the Galliera hospital in Genoa where she worked as a cleaner, according to an Italian newspaper
Indian advertisers reject anti-rape campaign - activist group
Campaign group Avaaz said five leading outdoor advertisers refused to feature a poster on their billboards aimed at provoking the chief minister into taking action against gender violence
Sri Lanka's Engineering Boom Opens Doors to Women
To help more women enter the better-paying managerial jobs in the booming maritime logistics hub, two trailblazers--one a highway engineer, the other a supply-chain manager--aim to make their trade institute a model of gender balance for the island nation.
Two women are seen through a car windshield as they approach a member of vigilante groups popularly called the "civilian JTF" armed with a stick in Mafoni village
Two women are seen through a car windshield as they approach a member of vigilante groups popularly called the "civilian JTF" armed with a stick in Mafoni village, Borno state August 6, 2013. As northeast Nigeria's civilian population increasingly turns on Boko Haram in the form of vigilante groups, the Islamists are retaliating on civilians. Villages are being attacked, suspected vigilantes killed. To match Analysis NIGERIA-VIGILANTES/ Picture taken August 6, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer (NIGERIA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST)
Two Muslim women walk behind patrolling Special Task Force Commandos outside a vandalized mosque in Colombo
Two Muslim women walk behind patrolling Special Task Force Commandos outside a vandalized mosque in Colombo August 11, 2013. A Buddhist mob attacked a mosque in Sri Lankan capital Colombo, leaving at least 12 injured, officials said on Sunday. REUTERS/Stringer (SRI LANKA - Tags: RELIGION CIVIL UNREST MILITARY)
Abortion Heat Hits Alabama's 'Saturday Women'
Women who can't take time off from work during the week face the anti-abortion hecklers who come out in force on Saturdays. As the number of abortion clinics in the state dwindle, a volunteer at one says a better buffer zone is needed.
Spain busts suspected human trafficking ring
Spanish police say they have broken up a ring suspected of trafficking Chinese migrants into Europe and the United States
Stumbling Blocks Persist for Female Film Directors
While there are more women now working at all levels of the film industry, female directors are still not common, says Melissa Silverstein in this excerpt from "In Her Voice: Women Directors Talk Directing." Numerous obstacles remain.
'Whitey' Bulger jury gets weekend off, no verdict yet
USA-CRIME/BULGER (UPDATE 2):UPDATE 2-'Whitey' Bulger jury gets weekend off, no verdict yet