A young woman who stands out among her male peers, karate trainer Sharleen makes her way undaunted with a male-dominated sport in a male-dominated society. Little by little, things are changing. And many of the young men support that.
Pole dancing is often stigmatized in mainstream Egyptian society. But the acrobatic exercise is increasingly in demand among women in a country not famous for championing women's rights.
The German Archaeological Institute's mission to Egypt has found an ancient gymnasium that was used to train young Greek-speaking men in sports, literacy and philosophy. The group has been working at Watfa since 2010.
The Norwegian Football Association (NFF) will offer equal compensation for male and female footballers representing the country's national teams from 2018 onwards. The move has been partly funded by the men.
State-run schools in the kingdom are now set to begin offering the courses for girls later this year. It is part of a liberalization process in the conservative Islamic country and a response to growing rates of obesity.
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