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Nadia Murad Basee Taha, 21, is from northern Iraq. Like many Yazidi women in the region, she was kidnapped, beaten, and raped by members of the Islamic State, who sold and bought her as a human sex slave over a three-month period. Last week, Taha spoke in front of the United Nations 15-member council meeting on human trafficking and told the representatives...

At least seventeen Saudi female politicians win council seats in the country's first ever election open to female voters and candidates Saudi Arabia has elected seventeen female politicians to municipal councils in a historic election that allowed women to vote and run as candidates for the first time. "When I was told that I won,...

It's stunning that a woman hasn't graced the cover of TIME as Person of the Year in almost three decades. Angela Merkel, Germany's Chancellor, is TIME magazine's Person of the Year. Over the past several decades, TIME's editors have chosen a great many men, "The Computer," "The Endangered Earth," "The...

 Ramallah- Nisaa FM: Nisaa FM station had held a referendum on the violation of journalist's rights and abuse them from the occupation through its website http://www.radionisaa.ps/ar_page.php?id=1b4431y1786929Y1b4431 The centerpiece of the question was: what do you think of the violation of journalist's rights and abuse them”?...

The results of a referendum for women on "The Establishment of a Private Rental Cars Company for Women" Ramallah-Nisaa FM:  Nisaa FM station is holding a referendum on rental cars for women through its website http://www.radionisaa.ps/ar_page.php?id=1b4431y1786929Y1b4431 The centerpiece of the question was: Do you support the...

The Womanity Foundation is proud to announce its two newly selected WomenChangeMakers (WCM) India Fellows and one WCM Associate Fellow. The selection process was very enriching for everyone involved, as all the candidates are exemplary social entrepreneurs and the jury members fine experts in their wide range of domains.   Based on the jury’s...

Thirteen-year-old Dafne Almazan considers her status as one of Mexico’s most powerful women “a great honor.” “This way I can show everyone that it’s worth it doing your best,” she told PRI. She also studies the piano, teaches Mandarin and participates in a plethora of other activities. “It’s not actually...

Nisaa FM station conducted a workshop in Sussya village about women’s rights in personal status system Nisaa FM- Tahreer Sawafta: Nisaa FM conducted a workshop about women’s rights in personal status system and about awareness of Sharia courts in Palestine with cooperation with Enhanced Palestinian Justice Program EPJP which is attached...

Named Britain’s third most influential woman of 2014, Professor Nazneen Rahman has amassed some impressive achievements in a relatively short career: she’s Professor of Human Genetics at the Institute of Cancer Research, Head of the Clinical Genetics Department at Royal Marsden Hospital, Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences—and a...

mani Al Hosani’s fascination with nuclear energy began at school learning about atoms and chain reactions in science classes. “I loved reading about nuclear energy”, says Ms Al Hosani, who became the UAE’s first female nuclear scientist three years ago. “But I never imagined as a child that the UAE would take the lead...