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‘My body, my choice’: Argentina moves closer to legal abortion with key vote

Category: Gender in the world 

2018-06-13

The chamber of deputies is voting on a crucial bill that would legalise abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy

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Gender pay gap costs global economy $160tn, says World Bank study

Category: Gender in the world 

2018-06-04

Analysis of lifetime earnings across 141 countries suggests failure to reward women and men equally generates huge global loss

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Embattled Missouri Governor Eric Greitens resigns amid scandals

Category: Gender based violence 

2018-05-30

Embattled Missouri Governor Eric Greitens announced on Tuesday he will resign over the scandals that have dominated his tenure

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Ireland quietly comes to terms with dramatic change after abortion vote

Category: Gender in the world 

2018-05-28

Vote overturns a law which, for decades, has forced over 3,000 women to travel to Britain each year for terminations that they could not legally have in their own country

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New York’s 1st woman attorney general is the most qualified person to ever hold the post

Category: Gender in the world 

2018-05-18

Following the abrupt resignation of New York attorney general Eric Schneiderman in the wake of allegations that he had violently abused four women, his successor, Barbara Underwood became the first woman to ever be sworn in to the post

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New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman quits amid abuse reports

Category: Gender based violence 

2018-05-08

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has resigned following allegations of assault by four women

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Nobel Literature prize award postponed amid turmoil over sex scandal

Category: Culture 

2018-05-07

Photographer and cultural figure Jean-Claude Arnault, who is married to Academy member and author Katarina Frostenson, denies all allegations of sexual misconduct

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Chilean towns to fine men for street harassment of women

Category: Gender based violence 

2018-05-02

Two Chilean municipalities have announced they will begin issuing fines of up to hundreds of dollars to anyone guilty of street harassment of women

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Nearly two-thirds of global workforce in the ‘informal’ economy

Category: Events 

2018-05-02

More than 61 per cent of the world’s employed population – two billion people – earn their livelihoods in the informal sector, the United Nations labour agency said

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Viral photo prompts Indonesian government moves toward banning child marriage

Category: Gender in the world 

2018-04-24

A photo of two young teenagers trying to register their marriage on the island of Sulawesi has been shared widely online since last week

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