Saudi teen: Women ‚treated like slaves’

Saudi teen: Women ‚treated like slaves’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionRahaf Mohammed told Canadian media she’ll work in support of women’s freedom around the worldA Saudi teenager given asylum in Canada after fleeing her family has said the journey was „worth the risk” so she could live a more independent life. Rahaf Mohammed, 18, made headlines when…

Saudi women to get divorce notice by text

Saudi women to get divorce notice by text

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Saudi women are subject to male guardianship laws A new regulation in Saudi Arabia is set to stop Saudi women from not knowing about their own divorce. Starting from Sunday, courts will be required to notify women by text on rulings confirming their divorces. Local female lawyers suggest the measure…

One in four young women has mental illness

One in four young women has mental illness

Image copyright Getty Images Nearly one in four young women has a mental illness, with emotional problems such as depression and anxiety the most common, figures for England show. The official NHS report found young women aged 17 to 19 were twice as likely as young men to have problems, with 23.9% reporting a disorder.…

Iran women attend Asian football final

Iran women attend Asian football final

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The women cheered on their team, Persepolis, from separate stands Hundreds of Iranian women have been allowed to attend the Asia Champions League final in Tehran, Iran’s semi-official Isna news agency reports. The move is being seen as a possible end to more than 35 years of exclusion of…

Mobs attack women near Hindu temple

Mobs attack women near Hindu temple

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Many of the protesters against women entering the temple are women themselves Crowds of angry Hindu devotees have prevented women from entering one of Hinduism’s holiest temples despite a historic Supreme Court ruling. Crowds of agitated protesters in Kerala attacked female devotees, many of whom turned back as a…

Women get half of Ethiopia minister jobs

Women get half of Ethiopia minister jobs

Image copyright AFP Image caption Aisha Mohammed was construction minister before becoming Ethiopia’s first defence minister Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has appointed women to half of his government’s ministerial posts, including the job of defence minister. Explaining his decision in a speech to Parliament, Mr Abiy said women were „less corrupt than men” and…