March 8 is International Women's Day: one day in 365 where we celebrate the achievements and aspirations of the gender that makes up half of the human population of our planet.

The patriarchy is hilarious! Image via iStock.

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The campaign to end FGM is working: Gambia's president just banned the practice.

“I think the president cared about the issue, it was just something that was never brought to his attention." — Jaha Dukureh

During his annual tour of Gambia, Gambian President Yahya Jammeh issued a surprising announcement: Effective immediately, the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) would be banned across the country.

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