Women's rights campaigners pin hopes on Taiwan's Tsai

Jan 18, 2016

Women's rights campaigners pin hopes on Taiwan's Tsai

Once derided as unfit for leadership because she was a “skirt-wearer,” the election of Tsai Ing-wen as Taiwan’s first female president is fueling hopes the island can break free of the entrenched sexism rooted in its traditional culture. The 59-year-old swept to power with ...

Dec 18, 2015

Saudi women vote, and win

The electoral victories of women across Saudi Arabia show that there will be even more pressure for change in the future.

Beijing calls Clinton 'biased' on Chinese women's issues

Sep 28, 2015

Beijing calls Clinton 'biased' on Chinese women's issues

A Chinese government official said Monday that Hillary Clinton was “biased” on women’s issues in China, while a newspaper compared the presidential hopeful to Donald Trump for her tweet saying it was “shameless” for China’s president to preside over a U.N. conference on gender ...

Beijing conditionally frees five female rights activists

Apr 14, 2015

Beijing conditionally frees five female rights activists

Chinese authorities released five women’s rights campaigners Monday whose detentions sparked an international outcry and underscored the government’s tight restrictions on independent social activism, lawyers said. Lawyer Liang Xiaojun said the five were let go after more than a month in detention under a ...

Nov 10, 2014

Syrian Kurds give women equal rights, snubbing jihadists

The local government in a majority Kurdish area of Syria has passed a decree granting women equal rights in what a monitoring group called “an affront” to discriminatory jihadist moves. Published on the local government’s official Facebook page on Wednesday, the decree states that ...