by Beenish Ahmed Feb 2, 2016
A court decision will allow the eldest female in a family to formally occupy a role traditionally inherited by men through a patriarchal system of lineage that stems from Hindu beliefs.
by Beenish Ahmed Dec 14, 2015
"It is a door open, ajar, and we just have to push it wide open," one Saudi woman said of the election.
by Justin Salhani Dec 3, 2015
“It is difficult being a divorced woman in Saudi Arabia but this is a very big change."
by Lindsay Gibbs Nov 24, 2015
This is an unprecedented decision, and a promising sign for women in Iran.
by Beenish Ahmed Oct 19, 2015
Sonita Alizadeh is just one of a few female rappers from Afghanistan. She wrote her feelings into lyrics when her parents attempted to force her marry a stranger at the age of 16.
by Beenish Ahmed Oct 15, 2015
She was also charged with having "illegitimate sexual relations."
by Beenish Ahmed Sep 27, 2015
Unable to save herself from the practice, Agnes Pareyio has dedicated her life to stopping FGM in her community.
by Justin Salhani Sep 17, 2015
Ardalan, whose nickname is "Lady Goal," responded with an Instagram post on Tuesday saying that foreign media was exaggerating her case but acknowledging that Iran’s laws need change.
by Beenish Ahmed Aug 24, 2015
Saudi Arabian women will get to cast ballots and run in the country's December elections, but other restrictions on them -- and a closed political system -- mean their votes may not amount to much.
by Justin Salhani Aug 18, 2015
Women from poor families would often endure the abuse to protect their parents.