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Massachusetts passes landmark equal pay law

Category: Gender in the world
2016-08-04

The governor of Massachusetts signed what is being called the most thorough equal pay law in the nation that will make it illegal for employers to inquire about salary history of job candidates

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Will the Rio Olympics set a new world record for women athletes?

Umberto Bacchi
Category: Sport
2016-08-04

The 2012 Games were the first where women competed in every sport, but they only accounted for 44 percent of competitors

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Pakistan police say British woman's suspected 'honour killing' was murder

Category: Gender based violence
2016-08-04

A British woman whose husband alleges she was killed for marrying him against her parents' wishes was murdered, Pakistani police said

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Malaysian man charged with rape escapes jail after marrying 14-year-old victim

Category: Gender based violence
2016-08-04

Under Malaysia's civil laws, the legal minimum age for marriage is 18 but Muslim girls who are under 16 can obtain permission to marry from Islamic courts

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Iran postpones job tests because of gender bias

Category: Gender in the world
2016-08-03

With thousands of people due to sit exams for state sector jobs, all managerial roles are revealed to be exclusive to men

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Pope orders study of women's role in early Church, cheering equality campaigners

Philip Pullella
Category: Gender in the world
2016-08-03

Pope Francis has set up a commission to study the role of women deacons in early Christianity, the Vatican said

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These Iranian Men Are Wearing Hijabs to Fight for Gender Equality

Joe McCarthy
Category: Gender in the world
2016-08-02

Men in Iran are putting on hijabs, taking selfies, and speaking out against the country’s forced hijab policy

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Norway requires asylum seekers to attend classes on women’s rights

Category: Gender in the world
2016-08-02

Immigrants seeking asylum in Norway are required to attend compulsory classes on female rights — a response to a series of rapes, 75 percent of which were committed by immigrants

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Georgia has two new cabinet ministers

Category: Events
2016-08-02

The new State Minister for Reconciliation and Civil Equality is Ketevan Tsikhelashvili – the agency’s current Deputy Minister

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