Despair on Nauru
Nicole Hasham 3:47 PM An Iranian refugee at Nauru who set himself on fire over despair at his life on the island has died.
Benjamin Preiss 3:33 PM The appointment of the first Muslim woman to a Victorian court has prompted bigoted tirades criticising the government's decision.
Jenny Noyes 12:30 PM She was talking to eighth-graders about Georgia O'Keefe's flower paintings, famous for their resemblance to female genitalia, when she 'violated' the school policy.
Margaret Talev "If fighting for women's health care and paid family leave and equal pay is playing the woman card, then deal me in," said Clinton on Tuesday.
Alexandra Back The president of the Australian Human Rights Commission said the federal government should respect Papua New Guinea's decision on detention, and she hoped the people held on Manus Island would be brought to Australia.
Nicole Hasham, Michael Gordon PNG's top court has ordered an end to one of Australia's most controversial immigration policies.
Beau Donelly Urfa Masood, appointed by the Attorney-General on Tuesday, will be the first Muslim woman to sit on the bench of any Victorian court.
Mitch Smith The family of the 12-year-old boy is set to receive the latest in a series of large payouts by cities to the families of black people killed by the police
Ruma Paul Suspected Islamist militants have hacked to death a leading gay rights activist and a friend in an apartment in the Bangladeshi capital.
Greg Jaffe "We literally have no rights... I really wish yourself and David Cameron would take us seriously as transgender people."
Farrah Tomazin Serious sex offenders will get early intervention treatment and a new "public protection" watchdog will be set up to monitor people who pose a high risk, under a sweeping shake-up of Victoria's justice system.
Surprise! Men and older people are the least likely to accept trans people.
Sex and shame
Ruby Hamad Ruby Hamad examines the link between child sex abuse and the demonisation of women's sexuality.
Judith Ireland The Coalition government has launched a confronting new ad campaign, designed to get parents, teachers and coaches to clamp down on disrespectful and aggressive behaviour by boys and young men.
Samantha Lane New federal sex discrimination commissioner and AFL club director Kate Jenkins has challenged sport to better combat Australia's pervasive problem of violence against women.
Lindsey Bever The student responsible said it was supposed to represent "the cycle of death and rebirth that is represented by the arrival of spring".
Mike McPhate When a teenager witnessed her friend being raped, according to officials, she not only failed to help the victim, she live streamed it.
John Bacon He talking on the phone in Arabic about having just seen United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon speak.
Fergus Hunter Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove has apologised to Deputy Opposition Leader Tanya Plibersek after being accused of snubbing her in an awkward handshake moment.
New figures show domestic violence is a factor in almost 80 per cent of all family law cases that attract legal aid.
Rachel Olding A father who bashed the mother has been granted full access to a child because the mother was deemed to be alienating the child
Eamonn Duff Police officers were posting homophobic and sexually degrading posts on social media before a NSW Police Integrity Commission investigation homed in on the racial and sexist harassment of an MP.
Jill Stark Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison will share a stage at the Australian Christian Lobby's annual conference with a radio host who compares the advancement of gay rights to Nazi Germany.
Clare Kermond Tertiary campuses are battling a spate of aggressive, online harassment of female students, including threats of death and rape.
Sheree Joseph As editor of 'The Vocal', Sheree Joseph has learnt that it's possible to change the established, extremely white narrative, by creating a new, more inclusive one.
Danielle Paquette In the Grand Theft Auto series, one of the world's top-selling video game franchises, players can have sex with women and then kill them. What does it say about the boys who play it?
Katy Migiro A gay rights campaigner filed a case in Kenya's High Court calling for the decriminalisation of gay sex, which is punishable by 14 years in jail.
Bianca Hall A PNG couple were jailed for five years for causing the death of their unborn child, in a case that raises serious questions about Australia's decision to send a Nauru rape victim there for an abortion.
Michael Koziol The Catholic church lobbied two of Australia's most prominent gay chief executives to stop their companies' support for marriage equality.
Amy Chozick The Sweet Maple Cafe in Chicago, famous for its grilled cheese sandwiches and sweet milk biscuits, typically closes each day after the lunch rush. But one evening, the restaurant opened for an unusual private dinner: the guests were bereaved black mothers.
Karin Brulliard Characteristics widely perceived as creepy include greasy hair, being extremely thin and watching people before interacting with them.
Kate Aubusson Police suspect a 25-year-old man brutally bashed in Newtown was targeted because he was wearing a dress.
Julie Power Beau Foster, 20, was leaving work with two friends when he saw his bus coming, and he did something we've nearly all done: he ran to catch it.
Patrick Hatch Aboriginal elder and well-known actor Jack Charles has again been refused a cab in Melbourne because of what he calls systemic discrimination against indigenous Australians by taxi drivers.
Emma Young A trial of 'female-friendly' bays with upgraded lighting and security camera coverage, marked with pink paint and signs, will not make the place safer, according to a user.
Juliet Eilperin "I'm not here just to say we should close the wage gap. I'm here to say we will close the wage gap."
"During Songkran, I ask that women wear proper clothes, Thai style, so they would look good and civilised."
Henrietta Cook, education reporter "She's a bitch and has bad breath". "This girl is a 0/10 I would not bang her even if they paid me."
Jonathan Kaiman China's first-ever transgender employment discrimination case came before an arbitration panel Monday amid a grassroots push by activists to challenge widespread prejudice through the country's courts.
Louise Hall The rape conviction of Sydney man Luke Lazarus has been quashed and a retrial ordered after the state's highest court upheld his claim that the judge in his trial misdirected the jury.
Kate Aubusson Germaine Greer quashed the claim that "extreme jealousy" was the overriding cause of domestic violence, telling ABC's Q&A misogyny was the root cause of violence perpetrated against women.
Daisy Dumas There was one job that Susan* was exempt from in her long days of cleaning, washing and child care, and that was taking the bins out for rubbish collections.
Trevor Hughes The Boston Globe printed a mock front page Sunday, ripping what the paper's editorial board called Donald Trump's "flippant and reckless" White House run and contending his vision for the country is "profoundly un-American."
Eamonn Duff Serving officers in the NSW Police Force have been exposed trolling and harassing a member of parliament with a slew of racist and sexist posts on social media.
Farrah Tomazin Jennifer Yang has often been struck by the lack of federal Labor MPs from culturally diverse backgrounds.
Farrah Tomazin Dozens of properties acquired to make way for the East West Link could end up being used to help women and children fleeing violent homes.
Peter Holley The world record - twins born 87 days apart - was set in Ireland in 2012.
Periods for Pence
Tusha Mittal In response to a new abortion law ruling fetal tissue must be interred, women are reporting the details of their menstrual cycles to befuddled staff.
Judith Ireland Social Services Minister Christian Porter has conceded that the government will not be able to pass cuts to paid parental leave before the federal election, granting a reprieve to mums expecting babies after July 1.
The United Nations reported 99 allegations of sexual exploitation or sexual abuse involving UN staff members last year.
Emma O'Brien and Kambiz Foroohar Her move comes amid a global campaign to have a woman elected to the job for the first time.
Clementine Ford In the reporting of domestic violence, the perpetrator is often humanised while the victim is ignored, writes Clementine Ford.
Cyril Altmeyer and Victoria Bryan The debate on the wearing of headscarves and other religious symbols in public is particularly heated in France, which attaches importance to the separation of state and religious institutions.
Wiktor Szary Thousands of people attended a pro-choice rally outside parliament in Warsaw after the powerful leader of Poland's ruling party backed a call by Polish Catholic bishops for an abortion ban.
Amy Mitchell-Whittington A bake sale that will charge customers based on their sex for 'Feminist Week' at University of Queensland has been called 'discriminatory' by some students.
MICHAEL KIMMELMAN Along with being the first woman to win the Pritzker, she was the first to be awarded the RIBA Gold Medal, Britain's top architecture prize, which came in 2015.
Andreas Riris and Kareem Fahim The Egyptian man who said he hijacked an EgyptAir passenger plane because he was desperate to see his former wife and children in Cyprus, was "dangerous and unpredictable" and used to beat and threaten his family, his former wife said.
German railway company introduces women-only carriages, denies claims they are responding to Cologne sex attacks
Rick Noack Women-only carriages will be available on trains running between Leipzig and Chemnitz. They would be open to women and their children and monitored by a crew.
Kevin Cirilli "I am pro-life...There has to be some form of punishment."
Michelle Fay Cortez The U.S. Food and Drug Administration simplified the regulations for using pills to induce an abortion, making the procedure more easily available to American women even as several states consider efforts to curtail the practice.