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Trudeau promotes Time's Up, #MeToo movements in Davos speech

Category: Gender in the world 

2018-01-24

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau urged international leaders to do more to promote women's rights, including confronting widespread concerns over sexual misconduct and assault

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Treaty opposing violence against women will lead to "moral decay", Bulgarian church says

Category: Gender based violence 

2018-01-24

The Bulgarian Orthodox Church urged lawmakers not to ratify a treaty designed to combat violence against women and domestic violence, saying it was opening the door to "moral decay"

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At Davos, Pioneering Women Are Chosen to Lead Again

Category: Gender in the world 

2018-01-22

For four days in January, the seven chairwomen of the World Economic Forum in Davos will be the faces of successful women around the world

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Russian victims of domestic abuse forced to pay perpetrator’s fine

Category: Gender based violence 

2017-12-19

Rights campaigners condemn law that orders wife to pay spouse’s penalty for violence if they share bank account

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Pakistani family murder newlyweds over free-will marriage in 'honour' killing

Category: Gender based violence 

2017-12-01

Pakistani police say they have arrested ten people for killing a newly-wed couple who entered into a free-will marriage in the southern port city of Karachi

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‘Catastrophic’ Iraq law could legalise marriage for children as young as nine

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-11-15

Activists warn that proposal to amend legislation would set women’s rights back 50 years, allowing Muslim clerics to decide on marriage contracts

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Jeddah to host first women's basketball tournament

Category: Sport 

2017-11-10

History will be made in Saudi Arabia on Saturday with the launch of the first official basketball tournament for women

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Yemen conflict: UN official warns of world's biggest famine

Category: Events 

2017-11-09

Yemen faces the world's largest famine in decades "with millions of victims" if aid deliveries are not resumed, a senior UN official has warned.

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Girl, 16, paraded naked in Pakistan after 'honour' row

Category: Gender based violence 

2017-11-07

Villagers in a remote area of north-west Pakistan are in shock after armed men forced a 16-year-old girl to walk half-naked through the village, claiming it was to redeem their family honour

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Egyptian lawyer says it's a national duty to rape girls who wear revealing clothing like ripped jeans

Category: Gender based violence 

2017-11-02

'I say that when a girl walks about like that, it is a patriotic duty to sexually harass her and a national duty to rape her,' says Nabih al-Wahsh

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