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Oxford University to appoint first female vice-chancellor

Richard Adams
Category: Gender in the world
2015-05-29

Nomination of Prof Louise Richardson, expert on terrorist movements and current St Andrews principal, hailed as momentous event in institution’s history

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Women barred from voting in parts of Pakistan

Jon Boone
Category: Gender in the world
2015-05-29

Parties strike deals before district council elections in Khyber Pakhtunkh province, and court rejects complaint over byelection

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Women still worse off as grim job market greets U.S. graduates

Leslie Gevirtz
Category: Gender in the world
2015-05-29

U.S. students graduating in 2015 are entering a weak economy with stagnant wages, and young female graduates will continue to earn less than their male counterparts

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Malaysia says only one body per grave found at trafficking camps

Andrew R.C. Marshall
Category: Trafficking
2015-05-29

The 139 graves uncovered near people-smuggling camps in northern Malaysia appear to hold only one body each, Malaysia's deputy home minister said

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London Orthodox Jewish leaders say women shouldn't drive

Category: Gender in the world
2015-05-29

Leaders of an ultra-Orthodox Jewish community in Britain want to ban women from driving, the Jewish Chronicle reported

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Women footballers make first appearance in FIFA 16 video game

Joseph D'Urso
Category: Sport
2015-05-29

FIFA 16, the latest instalment of the world's most popular football video game, will feature women's teams for the first time, the company which makes the game announced

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Spanish football club Valencia kicks into U.N. campaign for women's equality

Maria Caspani
Category: Gender in the world
2015-05-28

Spanish football club Valencia CF has scored a new first for a professional sports club by teaming up with the U.N. gender equality organisation in its global campaign

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Peru lawmakers reject bill to allow pregnant rape victims an abortion

Anastasia Moloney
Category: Gender in the world
2015-05-28

Peruvian rape victims who have become pregnant have no legal option but to keep an unwanted pregnancy after Congress voted against a bill to legalise abortion in such cases

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Girl, 11, sold by parents into marriage in Spain

Category: Trafficking
2015-05-28

Police have rescued an 11-year-old girl who was repeatedly raped and beaten after being sold for marriage by her parents for €17,000 euros.

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