Women http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/21931/all en Women to the rescue in Iceland http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/politics/elections/120626/iceland-thora-arnorsdottir-president-election <p>If Thora Arnorsdottir wins this weekend&rsquo;s presidential vote, both of Iceland&rsquo;s top jobs will be held by women &mdash; after men drove the country into bankruptcy.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/politics/elections/120626/iceland-thora-arnorsdottir-president-election" target="_blank">read more</a></p> elections Iceland Women World Leaders Elections Europe Sat, 30 Jun 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Barry Neild 5709470 at http://www.globalpost.com Women's affairs official in Afghanistan murdered by car bomb http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/afghanistan/120713/womens-affairs-official-afghanistan-murdered-c Afghan women's fight for equal rights was dealt another major blow Friday by the bloody car bomb death of a regional head of women's affairs, Reuters reported. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/afghanistan/120713/womens-affairs-official-afghanistan-murdered-c" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan Afghanistan Asia murder South Asia Women Women's rights Asia-Pacific Fri, 13 Jul 2012 15:08:38 +0000 Faine Greenwood 5711707 at http://www.globalpost.com Incoming Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer announces pregnancy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business/technology/120717/incoming-yahoo-ceo-marissa-mayer-announces-pregnancy Yahoo has hired 37-year-old Google veteran Marissa Mayer as its new CEO — and she's pregnant. Mayer was one of Google's earliest employees and helped create such overwhelmingly popular products as Gmail, Google News and Google Images. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business/technology/120717/incoming-yahoo-ceo-marissa-mayer-announces-pregnancy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Companies Technology Women Business Technology Tue, 17 Jul 2012 16:22:00 +0000 Faine Greenwood 5712175 at http://www.globalpost.com Thousands of Indian women coerced into unneeded hysterectomies http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/india/120717/thousands-indian-women-coerced-unneeded-hysterectomi The Central Indian state of Chhattisgarh is investigating allegations that hundreds of women had unneeded hysterectomie so doctors might collect on insurance claims, reported the BBC today. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/india/120717/thousands-indian-women-coerced-unneeded-hysterectomi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Health india Women Asia-Pacific India Health Tue, 17 Jul 2012 16:48:09 +0000 Faine Greenwood 5712180 at http://www.globalpost.com Saudi Arabia plans women-only city http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/saudi-arabia/120811/saudi-arabia-plans-women-only-city Saudi Arabia has decided to approach the problem of women and Sharia law in a novel way: plans are afoot to construct an all-female city, geared towards working women, reported RT.com. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/saudi-arabia/120811/saudi-arabia-plans-women-only-city" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Women Business Middle East Saudi Arabia Sat, 11 Aug 2012 14:51:08 +0000 Faine Greenwood 5715765 at http://www.globalpost.com Iran: Woman beats up cleric for telling her to cover up http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/iran-woman-beats-cleric-bad-hijab Bad hijab? Come over here and say that.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/iran-woman-beats-cleric-bad-hijab" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Islam Women Iran Weird Wide Web Thu, 20 Sep 2012 16:19:00 +0000 Jessica Phelan 5719883 at http://www.globalpost.com Indonesian city demands women not 'straddle' motorbikes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/news/regions/asia-pacific/indonesia/indonesian-city-demands-women-not-straddle-motorbikes Are you a woman in the Indonesian city of Lhokseumawe? Be forewarned: female passengers now are only permitted to ride motorcycles side-saddle, as local authorities have concluded that "straddling" the bikes is a violation of Shariah law.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/news/regions/asia-pacific/indonesia/indonesian-city-demands-women-not-straddle-motorbikes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Women Women's rights Asia-Pacific Indonesia Thu, 03 Jan 2013 16:03:00 +0000 Faine Greenwood 5730984 at http://www.globalpost.com Beate Sirota Gordon, American woman who helped to write the Japanese constitution, dies at the age of 89 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/japan/130103/american-woman-who-helped-write-the-japanese-constit Who gets a chance to write a constitution at the age of 22 — and change the course of history for an entire nation of women? American Beate Sirota Gordon, who died on Sunday at the age of 89 in Manhattan, was given just that chance when she wrote women's rights into the 1946 post-war Japanese Constitution. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/japan/130103/american-woman-who-helped-write-the-japanese-constit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Women Asia-Pacific Culture & Lifestyle Japan Thu, 03 Jan 2013 20:31:00 +0000 Faine Greenwood 5731074 at http://www.globalpost.com Delhi plans to hire 2,508 new policewomen, as backlash from gang rape continues in capital city http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/india/130106/delhi-plans-hire-2508-new-policewomen-backlash-gang- Delhi's police force has announced it intends to hire, 2,508 new female police officers, on the heels of an announcement that female police would be made available at all 180 police stations in the Indian capital. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/india/130106/delhi-plans-hire-2508-new-policewomen-backlash-gang-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> rape Women Asia-Pacific India Sun, 06 Jan 2013 15:32:36 +0000 Faine Greenwood 5731279 at http://www.globalpost.com Women appointed to Saudi Arabia's Consultative Council for the first time ever http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/saudi-arabia/130111/women-appointed-saudi-arabias-consultative-cou Thirty women have been appointed to Saudi Arabia's Consultative Council, marking the first time that they have been allowed to serve in the decision-making body. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/saudi-arabia/130111/women-appointed-saudi-arabias-consultative-cou" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Women Middle East Saudi Arabia Fri, 11 Jan 2013 15:00:00 +0000 Faine Greenwood 5733172 at http://www.globalpost.com Clerics in Saudi Arabia come out to protest appointment of women to Shura Council (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/saudi-arabia/130116/clerics-saudi-arabia-come-out-protest-appointm A group of Saudi Arabian clerics protested outside the Royal Court in Riyadh on Tuesday, railing against King Abdullah's surprising decision to appoint 30 women to the Middle Eastern nation's Consultative Council for the first time ever. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/saudi-arabia/130116/clerics-saudi-arabia-come-out-protest-appointm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Women Women's rights Middle East Saudi Arabia Wed, 16 Jan 2013 16:38:38 +0000 Faine Greenwood 5735093 at http://www.globalpost.com Six women murdered Wednesday in Guatemala http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/130117/six-women-murdered-wednesday-guatemala Six women were killed on Wednesday in separate incident in Guatemala, including three minors, report authorities. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/130117/six-women-murdered-wednesday-guatemala" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Guatemala Women Americas Thu, 17 Jan 2013 13:28:44 +0000 Faine Greenwood 5735570 at http://www.globalpost.com Women in combat, at home and abroad (PHOTOS) http://www.globalpost.com/internal/gallery/5738985 <p>On the news that Defense Secretary Leon Panetta&#39;s lifted the military ban on women in combat, GlobalPost took a look at women&#39;s wartime roles around the world.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/gallery/5738985" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Women Americas Military War United States Thu, 24 Jan 2013 20:53:20 +0000 News Desk 5738985 at http://www.globalpost.com Female retail workers in Saudi Arabia to be separated from male colleagues by a wall http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/saudi-arabia/130129/female-retail-workers-saudi-arabia-be-separate Women may be allowed to work in certain retail stores in Saudi Arabia circa 2013, but they're still subject to unusual restrictions — as evidenced by authorities recent decision to require shop owners to construct a physical wall to separate male and female staff.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/saudi-arabia/130129/female-retail-workers-saudi-arabia-be-separate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Women Middle East Saudi Arabia Tue, 29 Jan 2013 19:18:25 +0000 Faine Greenwood 5741171 at http://www.globalpost.com 'Glass ceiling' index from Economist concludes New Zealand tops for working women http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business/130308/glass-ceiling-index-economist-concludes-new-zealand-tops-working-women Working women of the world, take note: the Economist's new "glass ceiling index" indicates that you may want to consider booking a flight for New Zealand.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business/130308/glass-ceiling-index-economist-concludes-new-zealand-tops-working-women" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Women Business Want to Know Fri, 08 Mar 2013 11:03:00 +0000 Faine Greenwood 5777027 at http://www.globalpost.com