The app, called Maya, provides a platform where women can freely speak about their emotional, medical, legal, and social needs anonymously, without being judged.
Female editors of two of the world's leading newspapers — The New York Times and the French daily Le Monde — lost their top jobs on Wednesday. Journalist Rebecca Traister says it may not have been the women, but the troubled times that did them in.
There are still issues around women's health that aren't discussed in Pakistan, like contraception and abortion. But author Bina Shah says things are changing in her country, for the better.
There's a country in Europe where a new prime minister has helped put gender parity on the agenda. But the country's female lawmakers want him to go much further.
The Taliban government in Afghanistan brought with it many restrictions, including a ban on taking photographs. That changed with the US invasion in 2001. A new documentary follows four Afghan photojournalists and their hopes and fears as the US prepares to leave the country.
This weekend, French President François Hollande confirmed that he is separating from his partner Valérie Trierweiler. The French seemed to shrug at the news of Hollande's affair with actress Julie Gayet, seeing love and politics as separate. But France's neighbors and its former colonies don't necessarily agree.
A woman was sentenced by elders to a public gang rape in her village in the West Bengal area to punish her for an affair. India's Supreme Court is investigating. A signal room in London's Underground gets flooded, with quick-drying cement. And an artist is painting and placing cut-outs of immigrant workers around LA. All that and more, in today's Global Scan.
In South Korea, it's not unusual to adjust one's natural beauty with a nose job here, an eye lift there. A survey suggests the country has one of the highest per capita rates of plastic surgery in the world. And women often go for the Barbie look.
It's cold. So cold, in fact, that all sorts of seemingly improbable things have become probable, and we share a few of them. Meanwhile, around the world, life goes on. In Turkey, police and politicians are locked in a power struggle. And in Syria, an al-Qaeda affiliate has shocked many with their quick rise to power. All that and more, in today's Global Scan.