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Raped and executed in public: a Congolese militia’s reign of terror

Category: Gender based violence 

2017-10-11

Woman was raped, whipped and decapitated in front of a cheering crowd before rebels drank her blood because she served fighters 'forbidden' fish

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Regional conference for Eastern Europe and Central Asia

Category: Exclusive 

2017-10-04

90 parliamentarians, representatives of local government and public organizations from 11 countries of Eastern Europe and Central Asia took part in the regional conference held in Moldova

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Saudi king decrees women be allowed to drive

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-09-28

For more than 25 years, women activists have campaigned to be allowed to drive, defiantly taking to the road, petitioning the king and posting videos

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Artist unveils design of Parliament Square statue of suffragette

Category: Culture 

2017-09-20

Gillian Wearing, first female artist to create statue for iconic square, granted planning approval for tribute to Millicent Fawcett

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Aeroflot gender discrimination case reaches court in Moscow

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-09-04

Flight attendants claim airline’s campaign to use younger, more attractive staff is latest example of Russia’s ‘war against women’

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One in five girls and women kidnapped for marriage in Kyrgyzstan - study

Category: Gender based violence 

2017-08-03

In many cases, the groom will rape his kidnapped bride to prevent her from returning to her family due to shame

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Georgian Women March against Misogyny and Racism

Category: Gender in Caucasus 

Giorgi Lomsadze
2017-07-21

Chanting “Women’s disobedience begins!,” scores of female protesters marched down the avenue on July 19 to oppose the misogyny, racism and an alleged gang-rape

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Jane Austen takes pride of place on Britain's new plastic tenner

Category: It`s interesting to know 

2017-07-19

The Bank of England unveiled its first plastic 10 pound note on Tuesday, which features 19th century British novelist Jane Austen and will be available to the public from September

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Honduras bans child marriages and removes parental permission exception

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-07-14

Enforcing the law will be hardest in indigenous communities and poor rural areas in Honduras where child marriage is most prevalent

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El Salvador teen rape victim sentenced to 30 years in prison after stillbirth

Category: Gender based violence 

2017-07-07

A high school student was convicted on the grounds that failing to seek antenatal care amounted to murder, after giving birth in a bathroom in 2016

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