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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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Polish teachers strike shines light on country's divisions

Category: Events 

2019-04-23

Teachers from across Poland have gathered in Warsaw to demand higher wages in a long-running dispute that is emerging as another fissure in a deeply divided society

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Sex-selective abortions may have stopped the birth of 23 million girls

Category: Gender in the world 

2019-04-19

A huge analysis of worldwide population data suggests sex-selective abortions have led to at least 23 million fewer girls being born. The majority of these “missing” girls are in China and India

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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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Fearing death, runaway Saudi sisters appeal for world's help

Category: Events 

2019-04-17

The women, in their 20s, said they had arrived in the Georgia and needed help from the international community to find a new country to call home

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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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Angelina Jolie pushes for women to be part of Afghan peace talks

Category: Gender in the world 

2019-04-01

Some women fear losing freedoms gained since the Taliban was overthrown, and complain their voices are being sidelined

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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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