Women & Girls

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New Cate Blanchett film 'Tár' divides opinion among female conductors 

“Tár,” about a virtuoso female conductor, has shone a spotlight on the continuing dearth of women leading major orchestras worldwide.

New Cate Blanchett film 'Tár' divides opinion among female conductors 
Shakira poses for portrait photographs for "Elvis" at the 75th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, May 25, 2022.

Shakira's latest hit slamming her ex breaks records for Latin artists on YouTube

Shakira's latest hit slamming her ex breaks records for Latin artists on YouTube
A Taliban fighter stands guard as people wait to receive food rations distributed by a South Korean humanitarian aid group, in Kabul, Afghanistan, May 10, 2022.

Afghan women say they are ‘dying in slow motion’ after killing of former female MP

Afghan women say they are ‘dying in slow motion’ after killing of former female MP
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‘I am living through my worst nightmare’: Women aid workers in Afghanistan react to ban on employment

‘I am living through my worst nightmare’: Women aid workers in Afghanistan react to ban on employment
Afghan women participate in a protest against the university education ban for women, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Dec. 22, 2022.

Education for women 'is an Afghan value and an Islamic right,' says male professor in solidarity against university ban

Education for women 'is an Afghan value and an Islamic right,' says male professor in solidarity against university ban
Indian people hold placards and candles as they participate at a candle light vigil as they mark the first anniversary of a young woman's demise after the fatal gang rape, in New Delhi, India, Dec. 29, 2013.

A decade after the deadly assault of Jyoti Singh, has safety for women in India improved?

The Indian government passed stricter laws after the gang rape and death of 23-year-old Jyoti Singh in 2012. But violence against women in the country is still on the rise. Natasha Narwal, a Delhi-based feminist and activist, tells The World why.

A decade after the deadly assault of Jyoti Singh, has safety for women in India improved?
Pregnant women hold their medical cards and wait for their turn to be examined at a government hospital on World Population Day in Hyderabad, India, Friday, July 11, 2014. 

As India becomes the world's most populous nation, engaging men in family planning ‘will be a game changer'

The United Nations projects that next year, India will surpass China and claim the title of the world’s most populous country. India’s population growth has actually been slowing down for many decades, thanks to comprehensive family planning — but the burden mostly falls on women.

As India becomes the world's most populous nation, engaging men in family planning ‘will be a game changer'
A woman in Tehran climbs onto a car and sets her hijab ablaze.

'The hijab will never be the same,' protester in Iran says

The death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in Iran has ignited the most powerful protests the country has seen in years. "Click Here" spoke to one protester who discussed the dangers of using social media and technology while participating in street demonstrations.

'The hijab will never be the same,' protester in Iran says
"Bust of a smiling woman," 1901, by Pablo Picasso, at the Reina Sofía Museum. 

The Picasso paradox: Museums grapple with how to remember the artist’s complicated legacy

Fifty years after his death, some organizers have insisted on revisiting the artist Pablo Picasso in a new light, with exhibits and conversations focused on his problematic relationship with women.

The Picasso paradox: Museums grapple with how to remember the artist’s complicated legacy
woman on bench

Safe and unsilenced: Afghan scholars find refuge at US universities

​​​​​​​As they watched the Taliban take over Kabul, a group of Bay Area universities got together to bring Afghan scholars to the US by funding their residencies.

Safe and unsilenced: Afghan scholars find refuge at US universities
Roma radio presenter Szandi Minzari and co-host Melanie Nagy are both divorced, single mothers who speak about taboo issues in Hungary's Roma community.

A new Roma radio station gets people talking about taboo issues in Hungary

The Roma are Hungary’s largest ethnic minority, making up close to 10% of the population. Radio Dikh, a new radio station, aims to change perceptions of the Roma community in Hungary, where they have faced decades of stigma and discrimination.

A new Roma radio station gets people talking about taboo issues in Hungary
At a job fair in Bogotá, psychologist Nicolas Londoño showed groups of young men how to change a baby's diapers.  Londoño works with Care School for Men, an educational program funded by the city government. 

‘We can all learn to care’: Colombia’s capital city wants men to do more chores at home

Bogotá's Care School for Men aims to battle centuries of living in a culture that teaches men to focus on breadwinning instead of caregiving.

‘We can all learn to care’: Colombia’s capital city wants men to do more chores at home
a girl in a classroom

'We are erased': The fight to reopen girls secondary schools in Afghanistan continues

This past week, girls in the province of Paktia in eastern Afghanistan went to the streets to protest. The Taliban had reopened their schools but ordered them shut again. Girls’ education in Afghanistan has become a sensitive topic since the Taliban came to power last year. They have closed down nearly all secondary schools for girls in the country.

'We are erased': The fight to reopen girls secondary schools in Afghanistan continues
A three-image combo of stills taken from CCTV footage shows Kadiza Sultana, left, Shamima Begum, centre and and Amira Abase going through security at Gatwick airport

Reports show British teenager was allegedly trafficked to ISIS by Canadian agent

Azadeh Moaveni, with the International Crisis Group, speaks with The World’s host Carol Hills about Shamima Begum, a British woman who was a teenager when she traveled to Syria in 2015. Moaveni says new information about Begum being trafficked by a Canadian intelligence agent could have serious implications for Canada.

Reports show British teenager was allegedly trafficked to ISIS by Canadian agent
Chief anchor Lisa LaFlamme worked with CTV Canada for 35 years.

Was this Canadian anchor fired for her gray hair?

After chief anchor Lisa LaFlamme was sacked, tons of speculation followed. Was it a budgetary decision? A personality clash with new management? Or maybe it had something to do with LaFlamme’s gray hair. 

Was this Canadian anchor fired for her gray hair?