.Los Angeles, CA, USA
The COVID-19 pandemic has presented a different set of challenges to Hollywood altogether. (Photo Credit: Instagram/The Academy Awards)

  • The Best Director category has two female nominees for the first time
  • Coloured actors are being tipped for the Oscar in each major category
  • These changes may be stemming from the #OscarsSoWhite campaign in 2015

.Genève, Switzerland
Nearly half of the women in 57 countries around the world face restrictions on what they can do with their bodies, the UN said in a report. (Photo Credit: Unsplash/Representational Image/

  • The UN study has listed attacks on women, from rape to forced sterilisation to virginity tests and genital mutilation
  • The study looks at restrictions on women deciding what to do with their bodies without fear of violence
  • The study said only 56% of the countries examined in the report have laws or policies providing for thorough sex education

.Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Haiti's protests normally attract crowds of young men. (Photo Credit: Representative Image/Unsplash)

  • Haiti, the poorest country in the Americas, has been in a months-long political crisis
  • President Jovenel Moise said he plans to hold a constitutional referendum in June
  • Protestors feel the current leadership is on the verge of turning into a dictatorship

.Kolkata, West Bengal, India
(Photo credit: Representational image/Unsplash)

  • Netizens appaluded the bride for the move, hitting away at traditional stereotypes
  • The thumbnail of the video portrays a quote by Hollywood actor Katharine Hepburn
  • The clip till now has garnered a total of 268,000 likes and close to 3.4 million views

.Cairo, Egypt
Nawal el-Saadawi's death coincides with Mother's Day celebrations in Egypt and across the Arab world. (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • Nawal el-Saadawi died in a Cairo hospital after suffering a long-term illness, her family confirmed
  • Saadawi shot to prominence with the release of her widely translated novel 'Women at Point Zero' in the year 1975
  • She divorced three times and had two children 

.New York, NY, USA
Dolly Parton, 75, has won 11 Grammy Awards and has sold over 100 million records since her debut in 1967. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@DollyParton)

  • The 'Female Force' comic series features inspirational women that have made a mark in their respective industries
  • Former First Lady Michelle Obama, US Vice-President Kamala Harris and music icon Cher have featured in the series
  • The comic will hit the markets on March 31, in print and digital editions

.Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Navya Naveli was soon joined by actor Gul Panag, who too tweeted out about the issue. (Photo credit: Instagram/@navyananda)

  • Navya Naveli Nanda is the granddaughter of Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan
  • She put up stories on Instagram, wearing ripped jeans and slamming the Uttarakhand Chief Minister's comments
  • Tirath Singh Rawat made the concerned comments on Tuesday during an event

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
US Vice President Kamala Harris made the remarks in her first address to the UN as the V-P. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • Kamala Harris voiced concern over the decline of democracy and freedom across the globe
  • "For 15 consecutive years, we have seen a troubling decline in freedom around the globe," she said
  • "Status of democracy also depends fundamentally on the empowerment of women," she said

.California City, CA, USA
Malala Yousafzai was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize as a 17-year-old in 2014. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@malala)

  • Apple said it is a multi-year partnership
  • The aim is use Malala's ability to inspire people around the world
  • I'm grateful for the opportunity to support women, young people, writers, and artists: Malala

.San Francisco, CA, USA
Sundar Pichai made the announcemnet during the Google for India Women Will event. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • Google.org Impact Challenge for Women and Girls was launched on Sunday
  • Sundar Pichai announced $25 million for non-profits and social enterprises
  • Jacquelline Fuller said women and men remain on unequal footing