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Fifa 'assured' Iranian women will be able to attend football matches

Category: Sport 

2019-09-23

Women in Iran will be able to attend football matches, starting with a World Cup qualifier next month, according to football's world governing body, Fifa

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Iranian soccer fan "Blue Girl" dies after setting herself on fire

Category: Gender in the world 

2019-09-11

The woman - dubbed "Blue Girl" online - died at hospital after her self-immolation due to fears she might be jailed for sneaking into a stadium dressed as a man

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Child Bride: 11-Year-Old Iranian Girl's Marriage Annulled After Public Outcry

Category: Gender based violence 

2019-09-05

The girl is said to be around 11. The man is reportedly twice her age. They were recently wed in a remote southwestern Iranian province with a video of the ceremony posted online

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U.N. labour body adopts #MeToo pact against violence at work

Category: Gender in the world 

2019-06-24

The International Labour Organization adopted a new global treaty against violence and harassment in the workplace

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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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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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Qatari 'sociologist' films online 'tutorial on how Muslim men should beat their wives'

Category: Gender based violence 

2019-04-18

Abd Al-Aziz Al-Khazraj uploaded the footage to the his Al-Mojtama YouTube channel which reportedly shows him teaching men to 'punish' their wives under Islamic law

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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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Malaysia probes book on Muslim women who refuse to wear headscarves

Category: Gender in the world 

2019-04-17

The probe is the latest in a series of incidents that have led to women's rights activists accusing authorities of acting like 'fashion police' by trying to control women's attire

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India’s Supreme Court to rule on whether mosques must let women worshipers inside

Category: Gender in the world 

2019-04-17

India’s Supreme Court will hear a petition Tuesday asking that Islamic mosques be legally mandated to allow women inside to offer prayers.

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