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3 reasons why women end up ditching their dreams

Lack of self-belief, procrastinating and being overly critical of oneself can work against you in achieving your dreams.

Mum in French hijab row to sue politicians for racism

Woman's lawyer says school trip would not have happened as no other parents made themselves available.

School trip hijab clash sparks new secularism row in France

France is split on finding balance between individual religious freedom and constitutionally-guaranteed secularism in public.

Now, Saudi women can join military

Move part of a series of reforms aimed at widening female rights in the kingdom.

Fight child marriage by ending poverty, says SIS

Putrajaya is urged to invest more in training women to be leaders, ahead of Budget 2020.

Bollywood starting to listen to women now, says actress

Chatterjee believes Bollywood is undergoing a subtle shift as the work of more Indian women – and more stories about Indian women – are hitting the silver screen.

Test me every day, says Salazar runner Hassan after golden double

Sifan Hassan declares she believes in a clean sport and has never taken any illegal substance.

Jamaica beat Britain for women’s relay gold

Jamaica took gold with a time of 41.44s.

Foreign men and women can now share hotel rooms in Saudi...

Until recently unrelated men and women, including foreigners, could be severely punished for mixing in public.

Leading role or not, women still viewed as sex symbols in...

Research shows female leaders four times more likely to be shown naked on screen.

World Bank estimates 26% pay hike if women get fair access...

Three-quarters of the rise would come from closing the gap in women's participation in the labour force while the rest would come from women becoming entrepreneurs.

Fifa to send delegation to ensure Iran allows female fans into...

Former French World Cup winner Youri Djorkaeff will be part of the delegation.

Iran has ‘assured’ women can attend qualifier, says Fifa boss

Gianni Infantino says Fifa need to push for women attending games in Iran with respect but in a strong and forceful way.

Mother or baby die in childbirth every 11 seconds, says UN

Maternal deaths nearly 50 times higher for women in sub-Saharan Africa, data shows.

The mothers who go in circles to get citizenship for their...

Unlike men, Malaysian women who apply for citizenship for children born overseas must undergo a lengthy registration process.

Ministry wants automatic citizenship for kids of Malaysian women born overseas

At the moment, only men can obtain automatic citizenship for their children while women must undergo a lengthy registration process.

‘Rebel’ Saudi women shun obligatory abaya robe

Women in Saudi Arabia mounted a rare social media protest against the dress code restriction.

Saudi women directors bring empowerment message to Venice

Both directors hope their films will convey a message of empowerment.

Ramaphosa vows to intensify war on violence against women in S.Africa

At least 137 sexual offences are committed per day, mainly against women in South Africa.

US mixed martial artist is fighting for better pay for women

Paige VanZant says if she is to continue putting her body on the line, she wants her new contract to reflect her value in the octagon.

Protect SIS, not attack it, says Lawyers for Liberty after court...

Lawyers for Liberty says the decision of the High Court in affirming the fatwa against Sisters in Islam has major consequences for others, too.

Pressel, Lewis named captain’s picks for US Solheim Cup team

US captain Juli Inkster wants veteran leadership in the team hence the inclusion of Morgan Pressel and Stacy Lewis.

Iran allows women to attend football World Cup qualifier

Iran has barred Iranian women spectators at matches since the 1979 Islamic revolution, now gives in to FIFA pressure to let women spectators in stadiums.

Myanmar troops’ sexual violence against Rohingya show ‘genocidal intent’

The panel of independent investigators, set up by the UN Human Rights Council in 2017, accused Myanmar's government of failing to hold anyone accountable.