WorldViews: women


Posted at 08:52 PM ET, 10/17/2012

Here’s the speech that prompted Australia’s misogyny definition change (Video)

Claims that PM used "misogyny" wrongly led dictionary to re-evaluate its longstanding definition.

By Olga Khazan  |  08:52 PM ET, 10/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  australia, speeches, Women

Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 03/30/2012

Birth-control pill access contributed to women’s wage increases, study says

Early availability of the birth control pill is responsible for about a third of women’s wage increases relative to men since the 1960’s, Live Science reports.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:21 AM ET, 03/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, birth control, glass ceiling, women

Posted at 05:47 PM ET, 03/28/2012

Syrian uprising: Imam tells rape victims they deserve to be honored

Women Under Siege, a project that documents rape as a weapon of war, reported the striking gesture of support.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  05:47 PM ET, 03/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Syria, Women Under Siege, rape

Posted at 11:13 AM ET, 03/12/2012

Syrian women join protest frontlines as activists report women massacre

As the violence in Syria continues, women are joining the frontlines of the protests in growing numbers.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:13 AM ET, 03/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Syria, women, killings

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 03/08/2012

On International Women’s Day, reflections from women journalists in war zones

On International Women’s Day, a new book discusses the safety of female journalists on the front lines.

By Emily Wax  |  01:30 PM ET, 03/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, International Women's Day, journalist safety, women

Posted at 09:58 AM ET, 02/09/2012

Joke about Chris Brown beating women appears in Times of India

In a country where violence against women is prevalent, some aren’t finding the joke very funny.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:58 AM ET, 02/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, India, Chris Brown, violence against women

Posted at 09:26 AM ET, 01/31/2012

Afghan man strangles wife for having a girl

Violence against women in Afghanistan is an ongoing problem.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:26 AM ET, 01/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Afghanistan, women

Posted at 03:42 PM ET, 12/02/2011

Herman Cain’s women supporters urge wife Gloria to ‘stand by her man’

A new site ‘Women for Cain’ exemplifies the challenges facing the Herman Cain campaign

By Elizabeth Flock  |  03:42 PM ET, 12/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Herman Cain, Women for Herman Cain, Gloria Cain, nger White

Posted at 03:02 PM ET, 12/02/2011

Saudi scholars say letting women drive would mean 'end of virginity'

Religious council rules that repealing the ban on women driving would spell the ‘end of virginity.’

By Elizabeth Flock  |  03:02 PM ET, 12/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Saudi Arabia, Manal al-Sharif, King Abdullah, Shura Council, Majlis al-Ifta’ al-A’ala, Saud women driving ban

Posted at 04:42 PM ET, 09/28/2011

Saudi woman driver's lashing sentence 'revoked' by King Abdullah

King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia has revoked a sentence of 10 lashes given to a Saudi woman for driving her car.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  04:42 PM ET, 09/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Saudi Arabia, women, King Abdullah

Posted at 11:43 AM ET, 09/27/2011

Saudi woman sentenced to 10 lashes for driving

A Saudi woman has been sentenced to 10 lashes for driving just days after Saudi women won the right to vote and run as candidates for the first time.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:43 AM ET, 09/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Saudi Arabia, women

Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 09/26/2011

Wangari Maathai, first African woman to win Nobel peace prize, dies at 71

The environmental and political activist was the first African woman to win the Nobel peace prize.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:50 AM ET, 09/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Africa, Kenya, Wangari Maathai, environment, women

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 09/25/2011

Saudi women given right to vote, run as candidates for first time (photos, video)

Saudi King Abdullah said Sunday that the nation's women will gain the right to vote and run as candidates in local elections in 2015.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:35 PM ET, 09/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Saudi Arabia, women, King Abdullah