Afghan woman beaten to death by mob buried

Mar 23, 2015

Afghan woman beaten to death by mob buried

Afghan women’s rights activists dressed head-to-toe in black broke with tradition Sunday to carry the coffin of a woman who was beaten to death by a mob in the capital, Kabul, over allegations she had burned a Quran. The mob of men beat 27-year-old ...

Mar 22, 2015

'India's first gun for women' proves a hit — among men

A lightweight revolver launched in the wake of a deadly 2012 gang rape in Delhi and billed as India’s first gun designed for women has proved a hit — but only among men. Sales figures for the “nirbheek,” which means “fearless” in Hindi, show ...

Mar 17, 2015

France likely to pass bill banning super-skinny models

The French government is likely to back a bill banning excessively thin fashion models as well as potentially fining the modelling agency or fashion house that hires them and sending the agents to jail, the health minister said on Monday. Style-conscious France, with its ...

Afghanistan's only woman taxi driver steers change

Mar 12, 2015

Afghanistan's only woman taxi driver steers change

Sara Bahai’s decision to become Afghanistan’s only known female taxi driver was motivated less by ideals of equality than by the need to support an extended family — and a love of driving that has confined her conservative detractors to the rear-view mirror. She ...

U.N. campaigners demand a female successor to Ban

Mar 11, 2015

U.N. campaigners demand a female successor to Ban

At a private working lunch for the five most powerful members of the United Nations Security Council, the conversation turned to the question of the next U.N. secretary-general. A European ambassador reminded colleagues of a General Assembly resolution nearly as old as the 70-year ...