A staggering one in three women have experienced physical or sexual violence in their lifetime - a pandemic of global proportions.
Forty-seven women in Riyadh, the Saudi Arabian capital, drove their cars in a 14-car convoy to protest the driving ban.
It is the Iranian mothers, wives and sisters who are paying the price for factional fighting inside the theocratic regime.
Iraqi women demonstrated against a draft law that would permit the marriage of nine-year-old girls and automatically give child custody to fathers.
The Chavistas' new labor law gives "recognition to non-salaried work traditionally done by women," part of the struggle towards economic redistribution.
Title IX celebrated its 40th anniversary in June. The legislation has become associated with its impacts on women in sport.
Every year governments and human rights groups are supposed to be campaigning for increasing resources and public awareness aimed at ending violence against women.
One of the most significant scourges worldwide is the ongoing exploitation and sexual abuse of over 2 million girls, and sometimes boys, through sex trafficking.
The case of Dominique Strauss-Kahn is widely seen as another case of powerful and wealthy men thinking they have the right to sexually exploit women in subordinate positions.
The U.S. military is bringing contraband to Argentina and, apparently, planning to stay forever in Afghanistan. Read this and more!