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The world needs more 'wicked women', says Angelina Jolie in an essay

Angelina Jolie — who has long worked with the United Nations, currently as a Special Envoy and previously as a Goodwill ambassador from 2001 to 2012 — goes on to discuss the human rights violations against women around the globe.

Now women in Saudi Arabia can travel without their male 'guardians'

The regulations allow women aged 21 or older to apply for a passport or travel abroad independently, without the permission of a male member of their family.


Alta Lage Paun: Octogenarian’s fight for women’s liberation continues with latest novel

Mathur's previous works, like Aadi Kriti, Cigarette ke Tote, and several other short stories, talk about the oppression of women, prostitutes and transgenders, and their sidelining from society due to stereotypes.

Their Postcards For 2018: From 18 places, girls who turned 18 this year speak out

From 18 places touched by the headlines, girls who turned 18 this year speak on who they are, what they want, their life — and their love.

No More Mr Nice Guy: It is time for men to speak about sexual violence

It is time for men to speak about sexual violence. It is time for them to do it publicly.

China: 5 women's rights activists detained for propagating against sexual harassment

Beijing police has criminally detained 5 women activists for planning to put up anti-sexual harassment posters.


Reclaiming the Streets: Battling for a woman’s ‘right to space’

On a tightly-packed bus, a man is ogling at the woman next to him. As time passes, no one stops him. He tries to make a pass at her. There’s nothing new to this story. In fact, several versions of it take place on a regular basis. Now think of this as a street play, […]

Letters to the editor: Live up to it

EVEN as Parliament lags behind,the judiciary has come out with path-breaking guidelines and verdicts to protect the fundamental rights of women. The Justice Verma committee’s recommendations on how to deal with sexual offences were accepted by the government and largely incorporated in the strong anti-rape law. People are already witnessing the effects of these laws. […]

Sentencing should be such that it sends ‘terror wave’ among criminals: Judges

Legal luminaries speak up for women’s rights,witness protection.

A Picture of Freedom

Iranian photographer Shadi Ghadirian’s Miss Butterfly is a poignant statement on women’s rights in India today

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‘On the Basis of Sex’ Review: How Ruth Bader Ginsburg Became ‘Notorious’

“On the Basis of Sex” does a brisk, coherent job of articulating what Ginsburg accomplished and why it mattered, dramatizing both her personal stake in feminist legal activism and the intellectual discipline with which she approached it.

Fire the gun or film the ultrasound? How women running for office define toughness

The 2018 election cycle in the US has been called “the year of the woman,” but Republican and Democratic female candidates have starkly different takes on what that means.