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Semenya to race 800m for first time since gender ban

This is Semenya’s first race over the 800m since winning gold at the Diamond League in Doha on May 4.

Swiss court denies IAAF request to reimpose testosterone rules

Semenya remains permitted to compete without restriction in the female category after the IAAF’s request was rejected.

Women’s rights activists laud Latheefa’s appointment as MACC chief

They remind her not to fall into the ‘gender trap’ in a male-dominated agency and to prosecute without fear or favour.

S.Africa to appeal against Semenya testosterone ruling

The South African government has instructed the athletics body of the African nation to appeal the ruling.

IOC chief calls Semenya case ‘complicated and delicate’

The IOC would create a group of 'experts from science, from ethics as well as athletes' representatives and from international federations' to examine the ruling.

WMA warns doctors not to enforce Semenya rules

WMA chairman Frank Ulrich Montgomery advised doctors to play no part in enforcing the rules as it would break ethical codes.

Semenya says ‘no threat’ to women’s sport

Semenya also sought to differentiate her case from those of transgender athletes who were formerly male but have now entered the female sporting arena.

UN rights council blasts IAAF over testerone rules for female athletes

World athletics' governing body has argued the moves are necessary to create a 'level playing field' for other female athletes.

Wanita berdepan bahaya menopaus lebih awal jika bekerja syif malam

Wanita seeloknya mengelak daripada bekerja syif malam atas faktor kesihatan.

Philip Morris becomes first EQUAL-SALARY certified company in Malaysia

Endorsement from independent, not-for-profit foundation confirms equal pay for equivalent work among men and women at Philip Morris Malaysia.

No ‘Kunyit’ programmes in schools, education ministry says

The ministry doesn't permit such 'gender awareness programmes' at government schools, says Deputy Education Minister Teo Nie Ching.

India rape victims demand dignity at first public rally

Sexual assault has become a tinderbox social issue in India.

Gender awareness programme for ‘soft students’ sparks online uproar

A picture of the programme breakdown says it is aimed at 'building self-esteem for boys' and making them realise their 'weaknesses'.

Study: Gender funding gap grows when research pitches get personal

The Lancet also features studies into sexual harassment within scientific and medical fields, and how women are poorly represented in the research community despite making up 75% of health workers worldwide.

Nepali woman dies in outlawed ‘menstruation hut’

Many communities in Nepal view menstruating women as impure and in some remote areas they are forced to sleep in a hut away from the home.

Violence rages over Indian flashpoint temple

The Sabarimala temple in Kerala state has been at the centre of a prolonged showdown between religious hardliners and authorities since September.

Protestors block women going to flashpoint India temple

Women activists have been trying to enter the Sabrimala temple complex in Kerala since a Supreme Court ruling overturned a longstanding ban on women from visiting the shrine.

How a Yemeni woman’s path to freedom led her to Malaysia

Yusra Ali Salm says she and her son feel safe in Malaysia.

Activists hail Yeoh’s call for winnable seats for women

Rights activist Maria Chin Abdullah says this is a right move as women are starting on a different footing in the political arena.

‘Good men do bad things’: Cheryl Strayed on healing, truth and...

Strayed says storytelling has been her strongest weapon in the fight for gender equality.

20 mln girls in developing world lack access to contraception

More than three-quarters of them were using no contraceptive method at all.

Man or woman? Understanding Gender Dysphoria

Those with gender dysfunction act and express themselves as members of a cross-gender group, and may harbour a desire to change their body’s appearance.

In the fast lane: Female motortaxi drivers on the rise in...

Observers say more women are choosing to brave traffic-logged roads and discrimination for the flexible work schedule.

Radicals attack Hindu retreat as gender protests mount

The attackers set ablaze two cars and a scooter outside the ashram in the early morning attack in the southern city of Thiruvananthapuram, police said.