Women's rights

Northern Irish Women Denied Free Abortions

The U.K. has a publicly funded health care system, but Northern Irish women are not allowed to get free abortions in England to avoid the region's strict laws.

Iowa Supreme Court Blocks Abortion Law

The court granted an emergency temporary injunction on the section that required a waiting period and extra appointment before a woman could get an abortion.

Malawi Bans Child Marriage

President Peter Mutharika signed a constitutional amendment raising the age of legal marriage to 18.

Female Indian Tour Guides Defy Gender Conventions

That constant physical threat makes independent travel difficult for most Indian women. For that reason, most families forbid their daughters from traveling very far, whether alone or with friends.