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India

Indian female farmers going 'womb-less' to boost productivity

In Beed district, where the daily wage for female farmers is $3, women are having hysterectomies in their twenties.

Indian female farmers going 'womb-less' to boost productivity

Gender

India probes as no girl is born in three months in 132 villages

Shocking data from Uttarakhand state prompts suspicions of sex-selective abortions and investigation into the matter.

India probes as no girl is born in three months in 132 villages

101 East

India's Women Warriors

In India, women fight to enter a sacred temple as part of a larger battle against discrimination within Hinduism.

Al Jazeera World

Rajasthan's Snake Dancers

In India, the Kalbelia tribe has traded snake charming for song and dance in a bid to survive a rapidly changing world.

Europe

The battle to stay alive as a female journalist

Nobel laureates and prominent campaigners call for action 10 years after Chechen reporter Natalia Estemirova was killed.

The battle to stay alive as a female journalist

AJ Impact

Gloria Steinem on patriarchy, abortion and economic independence

'Opposing women’s right to control our own bodies is always the first step in every authoritarian regime,' says Steinem.

Gloria Steinem on patriarchy, abortion and economic independence

AJ Impact

Car-free day in Sri Lanka sparks debate over safety for women

Though it may be good for the environment, not having the security of automobiles and public transport has raised fears.

Car-free day in Sri Lanka sparks debate over safety for women

AJ Impact

Are UK firms putting women on boards for 'symbolic' value?

More women than ever sit on the boards of Britain's top companies, but representation needs more than a token gesture.

Are UK firms putting women on boards for 'symbolic' value?

Tanzania

'Set your ovaries free:' Tanzania leader seeks population growth

President Magufuli, citing India and China, said having a big population helps build the country's economy.

'Set your ovaries free:' Tanzania leader seeks population growth

Cricket

Mexican women cricketers pushing boundaries... and scoring them

Lack of players, facilities and funding has not stopped interested individuals from taking up an 'alien' sport.

Mexican women cricketers pushing boundaries... and scoring them

Football

World Cup final: Netherlands respect US team, but 'not in awe'

Dutch entered almost every game as favourite since winning Euros in 2017, but for Sunday's final they are the underdog.

World Cup final: Netherlands respect US team, but 'not in awe'

World Cup

Women's World Cup: Can England take down the US?

Phil Neville's Lionesses to face off defending champions USWNT in what promises to be a thrilling encounter.

Women's World Cup: Can England take down reigning champions US?

France

'Even if we wear a burkini, we are feminists'

Women in French city wore full-body swimsuits, leading to political debate and planned 'get naked' counter-protest.

Burkini debate reignited in France as Grenoble women defy ban

Egypt

Warda returns to Egypt squad after team mates intervene

Egypt Football Association reduces penalty against Warda over sexual harassment claims after teammates express support.

Egyptian football authorities overturn Amr Warda's suspension

India

Why does India account for 37 percent of female suicides?

Attempting suicide was decriminalised in India in 2017, but experts say more needs to be done to challenge stigma.

Why does India account for 37 percent of female suicides?