A few days ahead of International Women's Day, TRT World spoke to Agi Veres, a senior official at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), who has extensively worked on women empowerment and development.
60.2 percent of married women in Turkey are happy, versus 50.6 percent of married men, say official figures.
In the past 30 years, the island state has reduced the salary gap between male and female workers from 33 percent to 14 percent.
With the highest chore gap in the world, women in India currently spend 352 minutes per day on unpaid work, compared to the 52 minutes that men spend carrying out unpaid tasks.
Large rallies took place across Pakistan on International Women's Day. These are some moments from the march in Pakistan's biggest city, Karachi.
A string of killings across the Arab world should be bigger news and a sign that a lot more needs to be done to protect women who don't conform to narrow expectations.
Women are often portrayed simply as victims of war playing a passive role in the conflict. The truth is that they have a far more crucial capacity in determining the fate of a conflict.
Turkey experienced tremendous economic growth over the last two decades, but the number of women taking part in the market is still the lowest among OECD members. How would a higher number contribute to the economy and what are the obstacles?
Demonstrations and rallies are being held across several countries as the world celebrates International Women's Day with the theme #PressforProgress.
A bill that enables Tunisian women to pass their family name to children and have equal inheritance with men will be introduced to President Essebsi on February 20, even though religious conservatives warn the amendment will stir up public anger.
World Economic Forum report says the gender pay gap is the widest in 10 years despite women making strides in education, health equality.
The ship provides medical abortions to women in countries where the procedure is banned.
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