It is the Iranian mothers, wives and sisters who are paying the price for factional fighting inside the theocratic regime.
Bahareh Hedayat will be 32 years old next month. She looks likely to mark that birthday in prison unless the Iranian government can be persuaded to free her.
Iraqi women demonstrated against a draft law that would permit the marriage of nine-year-old girls and automatically give child custody to fathers.
Journeyman electrician Ekaterina Pashkevitch is taking to the ice in Sochi, Russia, this week, playing center for the Russian women's Olympic hockey team.
The Istanbul Gezi Park protests have been coordinated by a broad coalition called "Taksim Solidarity," which is composed of 117 different constituent groups, including trade unions.
The Chavistas' new labor law gives "recognition to non-salaried work traditionally done by women," part of the struggle towards economic redistribution.
Former general and president Efrain Rios Montt will face charges for genocide and crimes against humanity.
There were tweets every minute and soon tens of thousands of electronic messages - all about sexual harassment and sexism in general.
Malala Yousafzai, who was shot by the Taliban for advocating girls' education in Pakistan, has been discharged from a British hospital.