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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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Family Planning Gets $2.5 Billion Boost at London Summit

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-07-13

Under the shadow of Donald Trump’s proposed funding cuts, governments and NGOs have renewed their commitment to make family planning available to 120 million more women by 2020

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Saudi Arabia to introduce physical education for schoolgirls

Category: Gender based violence 

2017-07-12

Physical education for women is controversial in Saudi Arabia, where conservatives consider it immodest

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Simone Veil, Auschwitz survivor, abortion legalizer, and 1st European Parliament president, dies at 89

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-07-03

Veil, a former French health minister who championed legalization of abortion in her country and served as the first elected president of the European parliament

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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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New York state moves to ban child marriages

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-06-21

New York state moved to end child marriages on Tuesday, raising the legal age to 18 from 14 to tackle the issue of underage marriage that is permissible across the United States

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British court rejects bid for free abortions for Northern Ireland women

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-06-15

Abortion is only permitted in Northern Ireland if a woman's life is at risk or if there is a risk of permanent and serious damage to her health.

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Iraqi girl, 6, reunited with family after being kidnapped by ISIS 3 years ago

Category: It`s interesting to know 


2017-06-14

Christina, now 6 years old, has been reunited with her parents, nearly three years after she was kidnapped

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Georgia politician campaigns to be 1st female African-American governor in U.S. history

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-06-08

Stacey Abrams — 43-year-old Democratic leader of the Georgia State House –officially announced her intentions to run for governor

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Saudi rights activist who fought driving ban arrested again

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-06-08

The 27-year-old was previously detained for 73 days in 2014 after she attempted to drive into Saudi Arabia from the UAE

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