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Pioneering Colombia aims for better record on teen pregnancy, child nutrition

Anastasia Moloney
Category: Gender in the world
2015-09-21

As far as the new U.N. development goals go, Colombia has done more than any other country - at least, in one respect

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Bangladesh's all-women peacekeepers

Category: Gender in the world
2015-09-21

A group of 160 women from Bangladesh has become world's first all-woman United Nations peacekeeping force. They are tasked with the United Nations' Stabilizing Mission in Haiti

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Training on Gender Issues

Category: Gender in Caucasus
2015-09-18

“Trainers’ Training on Gender Issues” is held at Davit Agmashenebeli National Defence Academy. Deputy Defence Minister Ana Dolidze attended the international seminar

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Violence against children still widespread but can be curbed

Alex Whiting
Category: Gender based violence
2015-09-18

An estimated 120 million girls - about 1 in 10 of all the girls in the world - have experienced sexual violence, and six in 10 children are subjected to violent discipline, according UNICEF

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Stop protecting peacekeepers who rape, Ban Ki-moon tells UN member states

Category: Gender based violence
2015-09-18

The UN secretary general has called on countries whose soldiers are responsible for rape and sexual exploitation on peacekeeping missions to stop covering for their crimes

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Two Iranian women fined £170 for not wearing their hijabs 'properly'

Category: Gender in the world
2015-09-18

Two Iranian women have been handed £170 fines by an Iranian court for not wearing their compulsory hijabs properly while in public

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Iran captain set to miss Asian Cup as husband took passport

Category: Sport
2015-09-17

The captain of the Iranian women’s soccer team will miss the Asian Cup tournament as her husband has confiscated her passport in a domestic quarrel, local media has reported

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Microsoft discriminated against women in pay, promotions - U.S. lawsuit

Daniel Wiessner
Category: Gender in the world
2015-09-17

Microsoft Corp was hit with a proposed class action lawsuit in U.S. court claiming its policy of ranking employees to determine pay and promotions led to discrimination against women

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Irish stars call for abortion reform

Category: Gender in the world
2015-09-17

Authors, directors, actors and musicians join campaign for repeal of Ireland’s eighth amendment, which gives foetus same rights as citizens

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