In Turkey, Women Protest Headscarf Ban

Observant Muslim women in Turkey are protesting a law barring them from wearing a headscarf in public schools. The controversial law is keeping female students from completing their education. Also: Macy’s staff tells women not to breastfeed in store.

Nigerian Teens Flood Italy’s Sex Market

Nigerian women, many of them teen-agers, now make up the largest percentage of illegally trafficked sex workers in Italy. Albanian teens are now joining them. The Italian government is trying to assist them in leaving this dangerous industry.

Micro-Loan Programs Expand, Key Questions Remain

Women are two-thirds of the world’s 1.2 billion people living on less than $1 a day. Tiny micro-credit loans improve their lives, but experts debate whether micro-lending will help more people by becoming profitable or by remaining largely subsidized.