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When girls are educated, healthy and empowered, families and societies gain. Hairi Abdullah understood this and have his daughters (and son) the best education possible.
BANGKOK: Thousands took to the streets across Asia for International Women's Day on Sunday (March 8) even as the coronavirus outbreak forced the cancellation of events in the region.
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (Reuters) - Serena Williams and other prominent American tennis players past and present on Friday expressed support for a lawsuit filed by the U.S. women's national soccer team against their federation that alleges gender discrimination in wages and conditions.
CAIRO (Reuters) - Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir on International Women's Day on Friday ordered the release of all women arrested in connection with anti-government demonstrations, hours after protesters marched in the two largest cities.
SAO PAULO/RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Thousands of people, mostly women, took to the streets of several Brazilian cities late on Friday, calling for gender equality and an end to violence against women, as well as to criticize Brazil's far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, and his policies.
LONDON (Reuters) - Campaigners for gender equality took to European city streets on Friday to mark International Women's Day with celebrations and protests, while in Turkey police fired tear gas to break up a crowd of several thousand women in Istanbul in the evening.
MADRID/BARCELONA (Reuters) - Wearing purple and raising their fists, hundreds of thousands of women took to the streets of Spanish cities on International Women's Day on Friday calling for greater gender equality.
Today's Google Doodle features quotes by 13 women icons, visualised by a global array of women designers.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin mounted a horse on Thursday and cantered with female police officers in footage broadcast across Russia ahead of International Women's Day.