Interview & Video
People around the world honor International Women’s Day
Today is International Women's Day, an event that has been celebrated around the world for almost a century. For more on gender issues, Daljit Dhaliwal interviews Anne Marie Goetz of the U.N. Development Fund for Women. And Jason Overdorf reports for our partner GlobalPost on how class differences influence attitudes about gender in Delhi.
Posted: March 8, 2010 16:01
Targeting the global growth of AIDS among women
To take a closer look at the troubling issue of woman and AIDS, Martin Savidge talks with Nazneen Damji, Programme Manager of Gender Equality at the United Nations Development Fund for Women. Damji discusses the growth of AIDS among women and looks at the countries where women are most vulnerable to the virus.
Posted: November 23, 2009 16:51
Saudi Arabia opens first co-ed university
The recently-opened King Abdullah University of Science and Technology is Saudi Arabia's first mixed-gender university. Women will also not be required to wear veils at the school.
Posted: September 24, 2009 10:31
Female soccer players shoot down Turkish taboos
In much of Turkey, playing soccer is something girls simply don't do. But despite religious and cultural resistance, some women players are challenging the norm and taking to the field.
Posted: September 10, 2009 12:49
Video + Interview
Moroccan single moms cope with hostility, shame
Young Muslim women who become pregnant out of wedlock face intense pressures, and are often shunned, scorned and shamed.
Posted: September 9, 2009 14:19
In the Newsroom
Women hold the keys to Iran’s future
Producer Richard O'Regan ventured to Iran for Worldfocus and describes his impressions of the changing role of women in Iranian society.
Posted: September 9, 2009 09:30
Blogwatch / Interview
Clinton demands an end to Congo’s rape epidemic
On Tuesday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a country with vast natural resources that for years has been plagued by civil war and sexual violence. Severinne Autesserre of Barnard College discuss how the country's government and people will respond to Clinton's message.
Posted: August 11, 2009 13:01
Kuwait elects women to parliament in political milestone
There was a political milestone in Kuwait this weekend, where for the first time, women were elected to Kuwait's parliament. It was only four years ago that women won the right to vote in Kuwait.
Posted: May 18, 2009 12:28
Tune in: Online radio show on Russia’s population in peril
Facing dual threats of low birth rates and soaring mortality rates, the ethnic Russian population is aging and dying. Worldfocus.org's weekly radio show explored Russia's population decline. Paul Goble, Vladimir Lenskiy and Louisa Vinton joined the conversation. Listen now.
Posted: May 5, 2009 19:23
From streets to clubs, sexual attitudes shift in Lebanon
From the Arab world's first gay rights demonstration to wild parties to a new graphic magazine, sexual attitudes are changing in Beirut.
Posted: April 30, 2009 15:33