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Equality won't happen by itself, says Finnish PM

Category: Gender in the world
2020-01-24

F inland's Prime Minister Sanna Marin called on Thursday for governments and companies to do more to ensure women were treated fairly, saying equality would not happen by itself

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"Marry-your-rapist" bill to be introduced by lawmakers in Turkey

Category: Gender based violence
2020-01-23

A law which would allow men accused of having sex with girls who are under 18 to avoid punishment if they marry their victims is set to be introduced to parliament in Turkey

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With a nod from parliament, Greece gets first female president

Category: Gender policy
2020-01-23

Lawmakers elected Katerina Sakellaropoulou as head of state in a rare display of unity in the fractious world of Greek politics

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Saudi military opens first women’s section

Category: Gender in the world
2020-01-21

Saudi military chief of staff, Gen. Fayyad Al-Ruwaili, launched the first military section for women in the Saudi Arabian Armed Forces

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World's 22 richest men wealthier than all the women in Africa, study finds

Category: It`s interesting to know
2020-01-20

Startling scale of inequality laid bare as Oxfam report highlights chronically undervalued nature of care work

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National Archives removes exhibit that altered images of Women's March

Category: It`s interesting to know
2020-01-20

In one photograph, the word 'Trump' had been blurred in at least two signs carried by demonstrators, including one that originally read 'God Hates Trump'

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Japan minister's paternity leave challenges work pressure

Category: Gender in the world
2020-01-17

Japan's Environment Minister Shinjiro Koizumi has said he plans to take paternity leave - a rare decision that is making headlines in the country

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Iran chess ref Shohreh Bayat fears returning home over hijab row

Category: Sport
2020-01-16

She now feels unsafe to return to Iran, where women can be arrested for violating strict Islamic dress code

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Pope names 1st woman manager in Vatican Secretariat of State

Category: Gender in the world
2020-01-16

Pope Francis has tapped an Italian lawyer to be the first woman to hold a management position in the Vatican’s most important office, the Secretariat of State

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