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World leaders to meet under all-female co-chair team at Davos 2018

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-11-14

The seven co-chairs for the four-day event in January were announced in the face of criticism that the conference has in the past lacked female representation

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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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Kentucky trial could make state first in U.S. with no abortion clinic

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-09-08

U.S. state legislatures enacted 41 new abortion restrictions in the first half of 2017, according to the Guttmacher Institute, a reproductive health think tank that supports abortion rights

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Nepal criminalises banishing menstruating women to huts

Category: Gender based violence 

2017-08-11

Lawmakers in Nepal have passed a law criminalising a practice that forces women from their homes during menstruation

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One in five girls and women kidnapped for marriage in Kyrgyzstan - study

Category: Gender based violence 

2017-08-03

In many cases, the groom will rape his kidnapped bride to prevent her from returning to her family due to shame

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Honduras bans child marriages and removes parental permission exception

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-07-14

Enforcing the law will be hardest in indigenous communities and poor rural areas in Honduras where child marriage is most prevalent

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El Salvador teen rape victim sentenced to 30 years in prison after stillbirth

Category: Gender based violence 

2017-07-07

A high school student was convicted on the grounds that failing to seek antenatal care amounted to murder, after giving birth in a bathroom in 2016

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Indian government: pregnant women should shun meat, eggs and lustful thoughts of sex

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-06-27

Mother and Child Care leaflet also recommends expectant mothers ‘detach themselves from desire, anger, attachment’

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Polish government widely condemned over morning-after pill law

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-06-27

Legislation requiring doctor’s appointment is latest attack on women’s rights in Poland and violates shared EU values, says MEP

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Pakistan village 'court' sentences woman to death for adultery for saying she was raped

Category: Gender based violence 

2017-05-31

A teenager has reportedly been sentenced to death by a village council in Pakistan’s Punjab province for having a sexual relationship with her cousin

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