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UN presses Taliban for ‘clarity’ on women’s role in aid delivery

Since returning to power in August 2021, the Taliban government has rapidly squeezed women out of public life

The women who lived as sex slaves to an Indian goddess

The stigma around their pasts means women who leave their devadasi order often endure lives as outcasts or objects of ridicule

Photos: ‘No to food price hikes’

Philippine women farmers and their supporters stage a demonstration to demand an immediate solution to the rising prices of food

Philippine gov’t agencies sign implementing rules of law prohibiting child marriage

The law aims to abolish “unequal structures and practices that perpetuate discrimination and inequality”

Philippine Protestant Church women sound alarm over ‘red-tagging,’ ‘persecution’

"Red-tagging ... are wielded against women who exercise their right to dissent and speak out against injustice”

Women take center stage in Philippines’ annual ‘Word Conference’

We reflect on the inspiring lives of women in the Bible whose faith is so great

Pope Francis explains why women cannot be ordained priests

“And why can a woman not enter ordained ministry? It is because the Petrine principle has no place for that,” the pope said

‘Women often targeted in discrimination against Christian minorities’

"In many countries where religious persecution is still rife, violence against women is often used as a weapon of discrimination”

Church project offers hope to women in India’s border town

“I impart the necessary knowledge and motivate them to put in significant effort so that they can gain the respect of their families"

Pope Francis: ‘We have to keep fighting for women’s equality’

“The fight for women’s rights is an ongoing fight because in some places women have equality with men but in other places they do not”

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