This week in the world of women
Lauren Jackson led the way for Australia, carrying the flag and joining a record number of females chosen as flag bearers for their country
CNN chief political correspondant Candy Crowley was this week announced as the first female presidential debate moderator in 20 years.
The Republican vice presidential nominee has expressed many views that would work against women's interests, including issues on pay equality and medicaide
Build a city for women!
Reports revealed that plans were underway to open a city built exclusively for working women in Saudi Arabia, where gender segregation is a way of life.
The women have been charged with 'hooliganism', in one of the first political crackdowns against dissidence.
The three women have been refused bail and their 9-day trial was dominated by accusations of procedural violations.
In powerful closing statements delivered last week, the women argued that they were highlighting the destructively close ties between church and state.
If found guilty today, the women face several years in jail.