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Despite recent crackdown on activists, first Saudi women now licensed to drive

The nationwide ban on female drivers will be lifted on June 24. Meanwhile, campaigners against the ban remain in jail.

Iran detains 35 women for trying to attend soccer match attended by FIFA president

35 women were detained in Tehran on Thursday after trying to attend a soccer match, which was attended by FIFA’s president Gianni Infantino. Iran...

Female BBC News editor speaks out against her employer’s ‘illegal pay culture’

Carrie Gracie, a veteran reporter who served as BBC News' China editor, caused a storm after accusing the news agency of gender pay gaps....

UN reveals disturbing data to mark International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women

Though the #metoo campaign has brought to light the stories of hundreds of women around the world who have been sexually assaulted, the figures...

US rapper Nelly scheduled to perform to male-only crowd in Saudi Arabia

The famous American rapper will be performing in Jeddah on December 14. Women will not be allowed to attend the concert. ...

Number of women in IDF combat positions will not be increased until further investigation...

After the highest number of women serving in combat positions was recorded this year, the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit announced that any further growth will...

Women in Saudi Arabia to be allowed into sports stadiums for the first time

Saudi Arabia's General Sport Authority has announced that come 2018, women will be allowed to enter the country's three largest sports stadiums. The authorities...

Saudi Arabia: Women to issue legal opinions on Islamic law

Following Saudi Arabia’s decision to allow women to drive, the country’s Consultative Assembly voted in favor of allowing women to issue fatwas, or legal...

Indian Supreme Court bans custom allowing Muslim men to instantly divorce wives

Over the years, Muslim men in India have been allowed to divorce their wives just by repeating one word three times, even in a...

Women’s rights organizations to IDF Chief of Staff: Gender segregation is illegal

After expressing their protest against the expected changes within the joint service command, women’s rights organizations contacted the IDF Chief of Staff and the...