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France to reassess child sex laws after controversial cases

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-11-17

France is to consider a change to its laws around sexual consent, according to the minister for gender equality

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UN peacekeeper in DR Congo honoured for combatting sexual violence on the frontlines

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-11-16

UN peacekeeper Major Seitebatso Pearl Block was commended for developing a Mission-wide, short message service campaign to combat gender-based abuse by connecting with women

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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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Olympian fencer inspires Barbie's first hijab-wearing doll

Category: It`s interesting to know 

2017-11-15

Doll company Barbie has unveiled its first hijab-wearing doll to honour an American Olympic fencer, as the traditional Islamic headscarf goes mainstream through catwalks

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Roman Polanski: topless protesters disrupt Paris retrospective

Category: Gender based violence 


2017-10-31

Dozens of men and women turned up for the protest against the director, who is wanted in the United States for statutory rape of a 13-year-old girl in 1977

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Women's progress index shows big gaps among and inside nations

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-10-26

Iceland and Norway are the best countries for women, and Syria and Afghanistan the worst, according to an index to be released that measures a host of global gains and failures

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More than half British women sexually harassed at work but few report it - poll

Category: Gender based violence 

2017-10-26

Of those who had been harassed, the survey found one in 10 women had been sexually assaulted, while sexual harassment had driven one in 10 women to quit their job or place of study

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Pussycat Dolls founder denies former member Kaya Jones’ claims band was a ‘prostitution ring’

Category: Gender based violence 

2017-10-18

The one-time member tweeted that she left the group because she was ‘owned’ and that they had to ‘sleep with whoever they say’

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Give world's poorest women control over sex, birth, to cut inequality - UN

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-10-18

Countless women and girls worldwide are denied a say in decisions about sex and childbirth, leaving them at risk of unwanted pregnancies and abortions

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Gender equality best in Sweden, worst in Greece

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-10-17

Sweden and Denmark top the EU in terms of gender equality in society, while Greece and Hungary rank at the bottom.

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