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‘Catastrophic’ Iraq law could legalise marriage for children as young as nine

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-11-15

Activists warn that proposal to amend legislation would set women’s rights back 50 years, allowing Muslim clerics to decide on marriage contracts

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Poor body image makes girls less assertive and risks health, study finds

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-10-06

Majority of those dissatisfied with their figure will skip meals and avoid friends, the doctor and clubs, says global beauty report

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Regional conference for Eastern Europe and Central Asia

Category: Exclusive 

2017-10-04

90 parliamentarians, representatives of local government and public organizations from 11 countries of Eastern Europe and Central Asia took part in the regional conference held in Moldova

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Polish women march again, year after large 'black protest'

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-10-04

Thousands of Poles, mostly women, marched through Warsaw and other Polish cities to demand greater reproductive rights and protest what they see as discrimination

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Tens of thousands march for abortion rights in Ireland

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-10-02

Thousands march to demand the loosening of some of the strictest abortion laws in the world ahead of a 2018 referendum on the issue

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Ireland set to vote on loosening abortion laws in May or June

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-09-28

Ireland plans to hold a referendum next May or June on whether it should loosen some of the strictest abortion laws in the world, Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said

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India's Sonia Gandhi tells Modi to give women more power

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-09-22

In the world's largest democracy, women hold only 12 percent of seats in the lower and upper houses of parliament combined

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Artist unveils design of Parliament Square statue of suffragette

Category: Culture 

2017-09-20

Gillian Wearing, first female artist to create statue for iconic square, granted planning approval for tribute to Millicent Fawcett

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Singapore names first woman president

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-09-13

Singapore named a former speaker of parliament as the multicultural city-state’s first woman president on Wednesday

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Iran hackers demand women be allowed to watch football

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-09-08

There were protest banners inside the stadium during the qualifier against Syria, with hackers demanding that women should be allowed to watch men's football

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