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Indian court allows 10-year-old rape victim to have an abortion

Category: Gender based violence 

2017-05-19

Girl had crossed 20-week legal limit after which terminations are usually only allowed if there is danger to life of mother or baby

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Austria bans women from wearing face-covering veils in public spaces

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-05-19

The law takes effect in October and under it women wearing clothing covering their faces (burqas or niqabs) in public places will face a fine of 150 euros ($167)

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Indian woman battered to death with bricks after being gang-raped

Category: Gender based violence 

2017-05-15

Victim's mother had previously registered a complaint against one of the accused for pressuring her daughter to marry him

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US state could become first to enact blanket ban on child marriage

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-05-10

A measure to ban child marriage could become law this week in New Jersey, which would become the first of the 50 states in America to outlaw the practice without exception

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Saudi king loosens guardianship rules on women

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-05-08

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has issued a directive to government offices that allows women greater access to government services without the consent of a male relative

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MTV Movie and TV Awards 2017: The winners

Category: Culture 

2017-05-08

Actress Emma Watson, who starred in the Disney blockbuster, won the night's award for best actor

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Breakthrough as Kenya poised to elect first female governors

Category: Gender policy 

2017-05-02

Women are likely to be elected for the first time to some of Kenya's powerful governor positions after making historic gains in party primaries this week

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Beyoncé's latest drop is four college scholarships

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-04-27

The Formation Scholars program will give awards to "young women who are unafraid to think outside the box and are bold, creative, conscious and confident," according to the announcement

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Rural women in India take alcohol ban into their own hands

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-04-18

Since the bill’s passage, murder and gang robberies in the region have decreased by almost 20 percent

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Acquiescing to criticism over ethics, Ivanka Trump will take unpaid federal job in White House

Category: Events 

2017-03-30

First daughter Ivanka Trump will take on a federal job in the White House, Maggie Haberman and Rachel Abrams of The New York Times reported

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