#MeToo

China's Peng Shuai reacts during her first round singles match against Japan's Nao Hibino at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia

Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai's retraction 'comes off as highly staged,' journalist says

After Peng Shuai backtracked from accusing a top official of sexual assault, Jeremy Goldkorn, editor-in-chief of SupChina and co-founder of the Sinica Podcast, tells The World’s host Marco Werman that her statement seems forced.

Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai's retraction 'comes off as highly staged,' journalist says
People holding up In Memoriam signs during a rally

Montréal Massacre anniversary: The media must play a key role in fighting femicide

Montréal Massacre anniversary: The media must play a key role in fighting femicide
Tennis star Peng Shuai playing in the dark, with only her face and the ball brightly lit

What the Peng Shuai saga tells us about Beijing’s grip on power and desire to crush a #MeToo moment

What the Peng Shuai saga tells us about Beijing’s grip on power and desire to crush a #MeToo moment
Passengers wait to board a plane for New York at the Charles de Gaulle airport, north of Paris

US opens borders to fully vaccinated travelers from a list of countries

US opens borders to fully vaccinated travelers from a list of countries
Video still from a Tik Tok video

This teen's TikTok video takes on Malaysia's toxic culture of misogyny

This teen's TikTok video takes on Malaysia's toxic culture of misogyny
A man rides a bike by a slogan pasted on a wall reading "Avoid a rape trial: Become chief of police," in Paris, Saturday, July 11, 2020.

France’s 2nd #MeToo movement reckons with incest, child rape 

Several high-profile cases of sexual assault and child rape have bubbled to the surface in recent months. Each story has exposed a common denominator: a culture of silence and complicity in France that has let this kind of abuse continue for years — even decades.

France’s 2nd #MeToo movement reckons with incest, child rape 
Greek Olympic sailing champion Sofia Bekatorou poses for a photograph during an interview for The Associated Press, at Agios Kosmas marina in southern Athens, Feb. 4, 2021. Bekatorou is the most successful female athlete in Greek sporting history who rece

Greece ‘finally’ has its #MeToo moment 

An Olympic medalist’s sexual assault allegations against a former coach have opened up a conversation about gender roles, discrimination, power dynamics and everyday sexism in Greek society.

Greece ‘finally’ has its #MeToo moment 
Two Iranian women take a selfie outside a shopping mall in northern Tehran, Iran, on July 2, 2019.

Iranians share stories of sexual harassment, abuse on social media

A series of recent social media posts by Iranian women sparked public outrage in Iran and abroad. Some women’s rights activists see an opening to normalize public discussion around taboo subjects.

Iranians share stories of sexual harassment, abuse on social media
Demonstrators and activists take part in a rally in support of legal and safe abortion outside the Colombian constitutional court, in Bogota, Colombia, March 2, 2020.

Two key decisions on abortion in Colombia and Argentina this month

On Monday night, Colombia’s Constitutional Court voted to uphold a previous ruling that allows the procedure when a woman’s life is at risk, the fetus is malformed or the pregnancy is a result of rape.

Two key decisions on abortion in Colombia and Argentina this month
People gather in a memory of seven-year-old Fatima Cecilia Aldrighett, who went missing and whose body was discovered inside a plastic bag, at an anti-femicide monument, in Mexico City, Mexico, Feb. 19, 2020.

Thousands join march to fight against femicide in Mexico

Women in cities across Mexico have been protesting almost daily in response to two horrific murders this month. Estefanía Vela Barba, an attorney who directs Intersecta, a Mexico City-based NGO working to end gender discrimination, spoke to our host Marco Werman.

Thousands join march to fight against femicide in Mexico
A man wears a black shiny outfit and performs with backup dancers

The 7 global music trends from the past decade

The World has given some thought to the musical trends that have stood out over the past decade. From K-pop to viral videos to a resurgence in vinyl, host Marco Werman highlights some of these trends, and more.

The 7 global music trends from the past decade
Nobel

Only 20 Nobels in the sciences have gone to women. Why?

Are fewer women named Nobel laureates just because there have been fewer women scientists?

Only 20 Nobels in the sciences have gone to women. Why?
Evelyn Hernández, who was sentenced to 30 years in prison for a suspected abortion, is hugged by a woman.

El Salvador abortion laws offer warning for the US, lawyer says

After three years in jail, 21-year-old Evelyn Hernández from El Salvador was acquitted of murder charges Monday. A victim of rape, she was previously convicted of intentionally inducing an abortion after giving birth to a stillborn son.

El Salvador abortion laws offer warning for the US, lawyer says
A plastic sex doll with brown wig sits in an office chair

South Korea's sex doll industry stirs controversy with 'life-size' imports

South Korea's sex toy industry professionals say sex dolls are the answer to increasing loneliness in South Korean society. But critics have pushed back on the law and say these "real dolls" objectify women and lead to more sex crimes — a hot-button topic in the wake of South Korea's #MeToo movement.

South Korea's sex doll industry stirs controversy with 'life-size' imports
Mark Tercek

A #MeToo scandal engulfs The Nature Conservancy

With $1.3 billion in annual revenue, The Nature Conservancy is among the biggest environmental nonprofits in the world and, over nearly 70 years, it has protected 120 million of acres of land worldwide. But sexual harassment and discrimination allegations recently toppled four of its executives, including its CEO.

A #MeToo scandal engulfs The Nature Conservancy