'Indignation. Resistance. Solidarity.' 3 Million March in Paris

France might be bruised, but it can't be held down: according to officials, over 3 million people, including 40 world leaders, united and marched in the streets of Paris today in the wake of last week's terror attacks that killed 17 people. » 1/11/15 2:45pm 1/11/15 2:45pm

Malala Yousafzai Awarded Nobel Peace Prize

The Nobel Committee announced today that 17-year-old Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, exactly two years one day after the Taliban attempted to murder her for advocating for the education of Pakistani girls. She's the award's youngest ever recipient. » 10/10/14 9:00am 10/10/14 9:00am

500,000 Assholes Take to the Streets of France to Protest Gay Rights

Half a million assholes flooded the streets of Paris and Bordeaux this weekend in protest of scientific reproductive assistance for gay families who wish to have children. » 10/06/14 3:00pm 10/06/14 3:00pm

Hummus Selfies Probably Will Not End the Israel-Palestine Conflict

People with an internet connection and a digital camera are doing their part to end the age old conflict between Israel and Palestine by posting selfies alongside plates of hummus. Why didn't we think of this sooner? » 8/04/14 3:40pm 8/04/14 3:40pm

Extremists Debut New Rule for Iraqi Women: Don't Go Outside

This week, members of the extreme al Qaeda splinter group ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and al-Shams) took control of Mosul, Iraq's second largest city. And they wasted no time instituting Sharia law that requires women to stay inside and cover themselves from head to toe. » 6/12/14 3:40pm 6/12/14 3:40pm

Girl In Viral #BringBackOurGirls Photo Neither Nigerian Nor Abducted

This week, Twitter and Facebook's highly visible #BringBackOurGirls campaign highlighted the plight of 276 Nigerian girls who were kidnapped by the terrorist group Boko Haram. One problem: the most visible images used in that campaign are pictures of girls that aren't Nigerian. Or kidnapped. Or even technically girls… » 5/09/14 1:00pm 5/09/14 1:00pm

Here's Behind-the-Scenes Footage of 'Let It Go' Sung in 25 Languages

Move over, Idina Menzel! I know that almost every weekend I promise that we are done with Frozen forever, but I keep not being able to let it go (sorry). And this behind-the-scenes video featuring every actress who sang the relentlessly catchy tune around the globe isn't helping me stop singing the song loudly and… » 4/12/14 6:00pm 4/12/14 6:00pm

Badass Saudi Woman Drives a Car, Ovaries Fail to Explode

Last month, Saudi official Sheikh Saleh al-Lohaidan attempted to justify his country's dumb ban on women driving cars by claiming car driving can result in tErRiBlE ladyproblems like, I don't know, turning your uterus into a basketball and your fallopian tubes into sparklers. Doesn't matter. It was silly, silly stuff… » 10/09/13 6:31pm 10/09/13 6:31pm

Newsweek Cover About Female Suicide Bombers Features Tampon Dynamite

Newsweek Pakistan's latest cover story is on the rise in female suicide bombers. And, so, naturally, this week's cover features the words LADY PARTS emblazoned over the image of tampons with lit fuses where the removal string would normally be. That's some TIME-level trolling, Newsweek. Kudos, I guess. » 9/25/13 4:40pm 9/25/13 4:40pm

So You Married an Evil Despot: An Etiquette Guide for Asma al-Assad

These days, Asma al-Assad — wife of Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad — has a lot on her plate. She's got 3 kids to Mom, a whole country to First Lady, an unstable, despotic, maybe-evil chemical weapons-wielding husband to Wife, and, most importantly, luxury goods to consume. Juggling the multiple responsibilities of… » 9/06/13 12:40pm 9/06/13 12:40pm

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner Diagnosed With Cancer

Just two months after her re-election to a second term, Argentina's popular president, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, 58, has thyroid cancer. With early detection and treatment, the survival rate is high, and Kirchner's prognosis is good; the cancer hasn't metastasized or spread to her lymph nodes. She plans to step… » 12/28/11 10:30am 12/28/11 10:30am

What The Hell Are Those Poppy Pins For?

You might have noticed British celebrities and politicians sporting red flower pins over the past few days — even Julian Assange wore one. Allow us to explain what they're all about. » 11/10/11 5:55pm 11/10/11 5:55pm

Six Ways To Look At The Global Status Of Women

The new UN agency for women has released a report on the progress of women worldwide. Despite the optimism implied by "progress," spoiler alert — it's all pretty terrible. But there are charts! » 7/06/11 3:35pm 7/06/11 3:35pm

But the overall percentages of women in the police and judiciary are still pretty pathetic. [UN/pdf] [Official Site]

Former Rwandan Women's Minister Convicted Of Genocide

As minister for women and family affairs in Rwanda, Pauline Nyiramasuhuko ordered the rape of women and girls and participated in genocide. She's the first woman to be convicted by the United Nations tribunal, seventeen years after the horrific events in Rwanda. » 6/24/11 10:30am 6/24/11 10:30am

International Women's Day: What You Can Do

Today marks the 100th International Women's Day. Here, some of the many events to help you get involved — today and the other 364. » 3/08/11 12:35pm 3/08/11 12:35pm

You can hear IWD-themed audio programs from around the world — both specific to International Women's Day or simply celebrating the accomplishments of a diverse group of women — …

Horrible Person Charged In Horrible Incest Case

Oy vey. A 48-year-old German man has been charged 350 counts of sexual abuse — including molesting his daughter from the age of 12, fathering 7 children by his stepdaughter, abusing his stepson, and prostituting out the two girls to other men. The kicker? If convicted, he faces, at most, 15 years in prison. » 2/16/11 5:23pm 2/16/11 5:23pm

Chinese City Seeks Female Police Officers, Non-Sexies Need Not Apply

Crap employment notice from some dudes: Authorities in Chengdu, Sichuan province, China are looking to improve their city's image by amassing a stable of new police officers. Applicants must be young, female, and attractive. » 11/14/10 5:40pm 11/14/10 5:40pm

Pro Democracy Activist Enjoys Much-Deserved Freedom

YANGON, MYANMAR, NOVEMBER 14: Myanmar's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi gestures during her first press conference since her release from house arrest. The Nobel Peace Prize recipient has been imprisoned for 15 of the last 20 years.(AP) » 11/14/10 3:50pm 11/14/10 3:50pm

Joran Van Der Sloot Arrested In Chile

The Dutch "playboy" — long a suspect in the death of Natalie Holloway — has been apprehended in connection to the murder of a young Peruvian woman. The victim's body was found in his hotel room in Lima. [CNN] » 6/03/10 1:40pm 6/03/10 1:40pm