Six women, two of them minors, were rescued and nine people were arrested Thursday night as government agents raided a small hotel in Caloocan City that was allegedly used as a front for prostitution, the National Bureau of Investigation said.
The Church of England could vote to allow female bishops for the first time in its history on Monday, ending half a century of bitter divisions over the role of women.
The US Navy has promoted a woman to the rank of a four-star admiral for the first time in its 238-year history, a milestone for females in the American military.
The Pambansang Koalisyon ng Kababaihan sa Kanayunan (PKKK) has filed petitions for the issuance of notices of coverage (NOCs) for agrarian reform of more than 80,000 hectares of land nationwide in a bid to have these distributed to landless women farmers.
Lured by easy money, an escape from poverty or family pressure, thousands of women are locked up for drug offenses in Thailand, which has one of the world’s highest rates of female imprisonment.