Some societies still follow the tradition that a dead man's property goes to his adult sons or is repossessed by his family, completely bypassing women.
Joan Baez, Tupac Shakur, Pearl Jam, Journey, Yes and Electric Light Orchestra will be the latest artists to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
In some countries, girls are up to 14 times more likely than their male counterparts to be infected with HIV. Learn why gender inequality plays a role.
Ntsiki Biyela didn't plan to become South Africa's first black female winemaker. She had never even tried wine. Now she's one of her country's best.
When people think of St. Patrick's Day, they usually think of green clothes, corned beef, green beer and parades — none of which are originally Irish!
Want to know the human rights situation in a country? The human rights reports let you investigate its free speech, dissent, minority relations and more.
Despite what your eyes are telling you, it's not molten lava flowing from Yosemite National Park's Horsetail Fall in February.
Martin Luther King Jr.'s impact on history has been felt well beyond the United States. Learn why the civil rights leader is honored around the world.
In 1994, the U.S. holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr. was redesignated as a national day of service. What does that mean? Watch this video!