In many architectural schools across the world, women make up the majority of students. Yet why are so many buildings in cities and towns still being designed by men? In a special edition of 'The 51 Percent', we ask what will it take to construct a more balanced approach in the world of architecture. Our reporters visit a neighbourhood in Vienna which has become a research experiment to test ideas of equality in design. Annette Young also talks to Brigitte Métra, one of France's leading female architects.
Linda went on a date with a friend she met on social media. After the date, she was invited to his house for drinks. Apparently, her drink was spiked and she woke up the next morning realising she had been drugged and raped. I sit with Kevwe and Temitope to talk about how Linda can heal from this trauma and move on from it. But is there something women can do to protect themselves from date rape? Watch the full video to find out.
Some 2.3 billion people identify as Christians across the globe and yet senior leadership positions in many churches are still prohibited to women. In this special edition, Annette Young meets Reverend Lucinda Laird, the Dean of the American Cathedral in Paris who is a leading female priest in the Episcopal Church. Our team in Rome also reports on how the Vatican is facing growing pressure to boost the representation of women in the Catholic Church.
Mothering Sunday and Mother's Day both have different origins; although they represent the same meaning. But the celebration has left many wondering how many times we celebrate the day in Nigeria. GuardianTV throws more light on this complicated question and wishes all mothers a happy mother’s day.
A group of women bikers in Venezuela's capital known as the "Ratgirls" are gaining visibility in a world typically dominated, and in some cases, reserved for men -- and they hope to attract more women on wheels while facing down the culture of machismo.
In Celebration of International Women's Day, The Guardian Life sat with Dr. Kemi DaSilva-Ibru, one of many women deliberately impacting positively on other women. Her focus is on putting an end to sexual assault, rape and human trafficking occurring amongst young girls and women across Nigeria. Kemi DaSilva-Ibru is changing the status quo in present-day Nigeria through her organisation WARIF, the Women at Risk International Foundation.
How can we achieve an equal gender society in a world where social, cultural and traditional practices encourage the subjugation of women? As the globe marks International Women's Day, top fashion designer Lanre DaSilva-Ajayi and WARIF founder Kemi DaSilva-Ibru share their thoughts.