A young Saudi woman is fighting to able to remain in Yemen, after she entered the country illegally, defying family and tradition, to be with the (Yemeni) man she fell in love with.
According to a report by Amnesty International, most Indonesian (predominantly female) domestic workers in Hong Kong are exploited and do not receive much protection from either of the governments involved.
The Chinese authorities have started a new campaign to convince veiled Uyghur women of the joy of uncovering their faces; critics warn that this could result in yet another violent backlash.
A group of Palestinian women are holding sit-ins in a park in Gaza, calling for the end of the division between Hamas and Fatah.
A young French Muslim woman appeared in the European Court of Human Rights to challenge the current ban on face-veils in France and defending her choice to wear one.
The 21 women who have been arrested last month during a pro-Morsi demonstration in Alexandria, Egypt have been sentenced to 11 years in prison. Seven of the women are under 18 years of age.
Human Rights Watch speaks of widespread harassment and exploitation of Syrian refugee women in Lebanon.
Two years after the death of former president Ghaddafi, Libyan women still lack access to political participation and basic rights.
Inspectors have visited a Quebec daycare, though they insist the visit was not related to a controversial picture that shows some of the employees in face veils taking the children outside. The couple running the daycare are worried about their safety and that of the children.