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Runaway Saudi sisters leave Georgia to start new life

Category: Gender in the world 

2019-05-08

Maha, 28, and Wafa al-Subaie, 25, started an online campaign to find a safe haven in April, after arriving in Georgia to escape relatives they said abused them

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Girl beaten to death by brothers for refusing to marry man who offered family 40 cows

Category: Gender based violence 

2019-05-01

A young woman in South Sudan has been beaten to death by her brothers for refusing to marry a suitor who is said to have offered her family 40 cows as dowry

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U.N. caves to veto threat by anti-abortion U.S. over rape in war help

Category: Gender based violence 

2019-04-24

A resolution was adopted after a reference to the need to give timely "sexual and reproductive health" assistance to survivors of sexual violence was cut to appease the United States

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Argentina Votes to Penalize Sexual Harassment in Street

Category: Gender based violence 

2019-04-19

Argentine Senate recognized sexual street harassment as a form of gender-based violence as sexual harassment in Buenos Aires increased by 50 percent in 2018.

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Astronaut to eclipse record for longest U.S. spaceflight by a woman

Category: Gender in the world 

2019-04-18

Astronaut Christina Koch, who completed the space walk with a man instead of a female colleague last month, will remain in orbit on board the International Space Station until February

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Nusrat Jahan Rafi: Burned to death for reporting sexual harassment

Category: Gender based violence 

2019-04-18

Many girls and young women in Bangladesh choose to keep their experiences of sexual harassment or abuse secret for fear of being shamed by society or their families

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Egyptian company becomes first in country to grant women a day's leave for their period

Category: Gender in the world 

2019-04-12

Female employees at Shark and Shrimp, a digital marketing agency based in Cairo, will not need to provide medical proof of having particularly painful periods

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Young woman dressed in white becomes symbol of revolution in Sudan after leading mass protest

Category: Gender in the world 

2019-04-11

Young woman dressed in white has become the symbol of resistance against Sudan’s autocratic president after she was seen leading a massive protest from the top of a car in Khartoum

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Brunei to punish gay sex and adultery with death by stoning

Category: Gender based violence 

2019-03-28

A new law which comes into effect from next week will punish homosexual sex and adultery with death in the small southeast Asian kingdom of Brunei

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Uhlenbeck receives Abel Prize for geometric analysis

Category: Gender in the world 

2019-03-20

The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has awarded the Abel Prize for 2019 to Karen Uhlenbeck, a visiting senior research scholar in mathematics at Princeton

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