Russia's Defense Ministry's spokesperson for the Airborne Troops, Lieutenant-Colonel Yevgeny Meshkov announced on Monday that the Ryazan Higher Airborne Command School has resumed the admission of women, TASS reports.
Unidentified gunmen killed 38 people, mostly women and children, in raids on two villages in northern Nigeria's Kaduna state, an area plagued by years of sectarian conflict, AFP reports officials saying Tuesday.
UN human rights chief Navi Pillay on Tuesday urged India to ensure that perpetrators of caste-based sexual attacks do not escape justice, reports AFP.
An Indian woman said Thursday she was gang-raped by four officers at a police station, the latest in a string of shocking sex attacks in the troubled state of Uttar Pradesh.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has ordered the interior minister to fight sexual harassment following the arrest of seven men for attacking women near Cairo's Tahrir Square during his inauguration celebrations, his office said on Tuesday.
Most girls who walk in Little Vinnie's tattoo parlor in Finksburg, Maryland, aren't here for a butterfly or a Japanese style koi carp. They are here for nipples – the tattoo shop is the last resort for women with breast cancer seeking for a three-dimensional nipple tattoo by the owner, Vinnie Myers.
Britain has the fattest girls in western Europe with almost a third overweight or obese, says a new alarming study.Some 29.2% of girls under 20 are classed as excessively heavy with just over 8% meeting the clinical definition of obesity, according to The Lancet medical journal.
A 25-year-old woman was stoned to death by her family outside one of Pakistan's top courts on Tuesday in a so-called "honor" killing for marrying the man she loved, police said.
The infection specialists from Norway have offered a new explanation to the prevalence of HIV among African women. Nearly 60 percent of the HIV-infected in Africa are women, unlike in the rest of the world, where men suffer mostly from the virus. The Norwegian team believes that African women are more vulnerable to HIV because of a chronic, undiagnosed parasitic disease called schistosomiasis, also known as bilharzias or snail fever. The parasites make women more genitally vulnerable, and, as a result, the possibility of HIV infection rises sharply. The Voice of Russia talked Dr Rachel Baggaley from HIV Department, World Health Organization.
It is illegal in Iran for women to come out in public without wearing a headscarf or a hijab. For violation many women can be fined or even imprisoned. However, women have found their own way of fighting for their human rights in the country. They have created a special page called Stealthy Freedoms of Iranian Women. Dozens of them have posted their photos on Facebook showing themselves bareheaded.
On May 9 Russia celebrates Victory Day. The date commemorates the battles won by the Soviet Union and its allies in the war against Nazi Germany. The war was particularly devastating for this country, and there isn't a single family here that wasn't unaffected by it. Among those who rose to save the Motherland from Nazis during the harsh war years were many women.
Thousands of religious hardliners protested in Tehran Wednesday against what they said was the flouting of Iran's conservative female dress code, media reports said.
New Zealand director Jane Campion will head a jury of five women and four men for this year's Cannes international film festival - its first majority female judging panel since 2009, Reuters reports.
While the White House is preparing to shortly release its recommendations on how to stem sexual assaults on college campuses, US lawmakers are broadening their focus on an array of sex crimes like campus assaults, preying on child and human trafficking, NYT reports. About half of the states are considering some form of legislation in this area to combat sexual abuse, and Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand, Democrat of New York and a central player in the military sexual assault legislation, has asked the White House to direct the Department of Education to streamline the way it handles sexual assault complaints and to require all colleges to conduct standardized, anonymous surveys on campus assaults.
With fears that women's rights are being eroded in Iraq, prospective female lawmakers are determined to push women's issues to the fore of campaigning for this month's elections.
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani admitted Sunday that women in his country still face discrimination and cultural barriers but he insisted they are not universally treated as second-class citizens. "We will not accept the culture of sexual discrimination especially for women," he said.
The US Senate may allow for unborn children to use the stand-your-ground defense. To be more descriptive, a South Carolina Senate bill would grant pregnant women the right to lethally self-defend themselves, especially if they felt threatened that someone was going to punch them in the stomach, potentially raising their chances of miscarrying.
Iraqi government is likely to adopt a law that legalizes marriage for girls as young as nine years old. Child marriages in Iraq became wide-spread after the country had gained its independence decades ago.
A new study adds to the evidence that the use of antidepressants during pregnancy is associated with a higher risk of premature birth. "Preterm birth is a major clinical problem throughout the world and rates have been increasing over the past two decades.
Ten hours of voting in war-torn Afghanistan saw a tremendous turnout, including in some of the most dangerous areas of the country. Citizens flocked to the polling stations in thousands to cast a ballot into a ballot box in what seems to be the first democratic power shift in Afghanistan. And this is despite any threat of violence by the Taliban, who vowed to distort the calm election process.