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Divorce referendum: Ireland votes to liberalise laws

Category: It`s interesting to know 

2019-05-28

People in the Republic of Ireland have voted overwhelmingly in favour of liberalising divorce laws, in a referendum held

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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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Egyptian company becomes first in country to grant women a day's leave for their period

Category: Gender in the world 

2019-04-12

Female employees at Shark and Shrimp, a digital marketing agency based in Cairo, will not need to provide medical proof of having particularly painful periods

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British woman faces jail in Dubai for 'insulting' ex-husband's new wife on Facebook

Category: It`s interesting to know 

2019-04-08

Laleh Shahravesh was arrested in March and faces up to two years in jail, according to campaign group

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Does #nomakeup trend help women or is it bare-faced cheek?

Category: It`s interesting to know 

2019-03-25

Campaign dates back about three years to when singer Alicia Keys vowed not to wear make-up anymore but it has gained momentum this year with other celebrities and industries following suit

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Post-Soviet countries urged to fix laws that let rapists off hook

Category: Gender based violence 

2019-01-17

Flawed legislation combined with sexist attitudes across the region mean girls and women are often blamed for provoking sexual violence

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Iceland has made it illegal to pay women less than men

Category: Gender in the world 

2019-01-14

Under the legislation, firms that employ more than 25 people are obliged to obtain a government certificate demonstrating pay equality, or they will face fines.

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Nobel laureate Murad to build hospital in her hometown in Iraq

Category: Gender in the world 

2018-12-17

Murad was awarded the $1 mln prize alongside Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict

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'Twerk' request for Ballon d'Or winner and 5 other examples of sexism in sport

Category: Sport 

2018-12-05

'Twerk' request is not the first time this year that a sporting event has been tarnished by sexism. Here are five other examples

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