Feb 24, 2017

Indian censors block release of 'lady-oriented' film

India’s censor board has refused to certify a film it describes as “lady-oriented,” sparking a furious response from the director, in the latest case to highlight fears over creative freedom in the country. In a letter, the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) told ...

China selfie-app leader Meitu seeks to 'beautify the world'

Feb 23, 2017

China selfie-app leader Meitu seeks to 'beautify the world'

Strolling a tree-lined Shanghai street with friends, Hu Dongyuan pulls out her smartphone and does what millions of Chinese women do daily: take a selfie, digitally “beautify” their faces, and pop it on social media. Such virtual make-overs, typically involving lightening skin, smoothing out ...

Feb 20, 2017

IS rapes and tortures Sunni women too, rights group says

Fighters from the Islamic State group, whose abuses against Yazidi women have been well documented, are raping and torturing Sunni Arab women too, Human Rights Watch said Monday. The watchdog documented cases of arbitrary detentions, beatings, forced marriages and rape by the jihadists on ...

Legacy of Roe v. Wade endures after death of woman who sued

Feb 19, 2017

Legacy of Roe v. Wade endures after death of woman who sued

Using the pseudonym “Jane Roe,” Norma McCorvey undertook a legal challenge that culminated in the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark ruling in 1973 that legalized abortion nationwide. McCorvey died Saturday at age 69. A look at the case, known as Roe v. Wade, the central ...

Feb 17, 2017

Spanish woman gives birth to healthy twins at age 64

A doctor in northern Spain says a 64-year-old woman has given birth to healthy twins following her second successful pregnancy at an advanced age. Recoletas Hospital medical director Enrique Martin said Thursday that the babies delivered by cesarean section on Tuesday are “perfectly healthy.” ...

Feb 17, 2017

Air pollution is linked to 2.7 million premature births a year

Curbing outdoor air pollution may help prevent 2.7 million premature births a year, a condition that threatens children’s lives and increases their risk of long-term physical and neurological problems, scientists said on Thursday. Fine particles in the air from diesel fumes, fires and other ...

Trump and Trudeau to discuss women in workforce

Feb 13, 2017

Trump and Trudeau to discuss women in workforce

President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will participate in a roundtable discussion about women in the workforce Monday, showing the rising policy influence of the first daughter who has stressed her commitment to issues like child care. A White House official ...