Thousands march through Madrid, Barcelona, Paris, London, and more rally in Guatemala and Honduras to mark International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.
The Taliban has introduced a new TV guideline that calls for Afghan networks to cease broadcasting shows that do not comply with religion and Afghan values.
Over the past decade, Iran has shifted its population policy from providing family planning and access to contraception to limiting women's access to sexual and reproductive health care.
The Turkish public holiday commemorates Ataturk’s proclamation of the new Republic of Turkey on October 29, 1923.
Abeer Jebril, a Palestinian artist, portrays ballerinas in pain to raise awareness of the social and political difficulties of Gaza women amid conflict.
The last Taliban regime from 1996 to 2001 saw women brutally suppressed, as well as music banned and the destruction of artworks and heritage, including dynamiting ancient statues of the Buddha.
It was the latest troubling sign that the Taliban are restricting women’s rights as they settle into government, just a month since they overran the capital of Kabul.
"There is space for discussion and engagement on human rights issues, including women and minorities rights," says UN refugee chief Filippo Grandi after having talks with Taliban officials during his visit to Afghanistan.
Cricket Australia's warning comes after a senior Taliban member told Australian media that Afghan women will not be allowed to play cricket or possibly any other sport because "their face and body will not be covered".
The decision follows the amendment earlier this year of the country's law on freedom of conscience to allow women to wear the hijab in public places.
Can France's commitment towards Afghan women exists while Muslim women are banned from wearing the headscarves.
Free speech, women and the interpretation of religion are areas where the Taliban will be scrutinised the most.
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