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European court rules employers can ban women from wearing Islamic headscarves and religious symbols

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-03-14

The European Court of Justice has ruled that companies can ban employees from wearing the Islamic headscarf, but only as part of prohibitions including other religious symbols

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Iranian news agency Photoshops more clothing onto Oscars footage of Charlize Theron

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-02-28

Or maybe you will. But the below footage censoring the uncovered body parts of women made us do a double and triple take

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Overjoyed women set fire to their face veils after their village is liberated from ISIS

Category: It`s interesting to know 

2017-02-23

An overjoyed woman was seen celebrating as she removed her face veil, stomped on it and set it alight after her village was reportedly liberated from the Islamic State

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Marine Le Pen abruptly cancels meeting with top Lebanese cleric over hijab

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-02-22

During a two-day visit to Lebanon, meant to strengthen her foreign policy credentials, far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen..

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I don’t want flowers; I want a future

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-02-14

This Valentine’s Day, for its annual #IDONT campaign, UNFPA is partnering with artists to raise awareness about child marriage, which ensnares tens of thousands of girls around the world

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Female-only salon for Muslim women to open in New York City

Category: It`s interesting to know 

2017-01-25

A female-only beauty parlor catering to the needs of Muslim women will open its doors in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, the New York City borough

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Angela Merkel calls for burqa ban 'wherever legally possible' in Germany

Category: Gender in the world 

2016-12-07

The full-face veil is not acceptable in our country," she told delegates in Essen, sparking rapturous applause. "It should be banned, wherever it is legally possible.

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Video shows distressed woman resisting arrest by Iran’s morality police

Category: Gender based violence 

2016-12-06

video being circulated on social media depicts Iran’s morality police subduing and arresting a woman on the streets, as she screams in protest.

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FGM Uncovered in Georgia

Category: Gender in Caucasus 

Aida Mirmaksumova
2016-11-07

An IWPR investigation has discovered that hundreds of girls from the ethnic Avar community in eastern Georgia are being forced to undergo female genital mutilation (FGM)

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Sakharov prize: Yazidi women win EU freedom prize

Category: Gender in the world 

2016-10-27

Two Yazidi women who escaped sexual enslavement by so-called Islamic State (IS) in Iraq have won Europe's top human rights award, the Sakharov prize

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