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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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Woman Says George H.W. Bush Groped Her When She Was 16: 'I Was a Child'

Category: Gender based violence 

2017-11-14

She was 16 at the time and Bush was 79, some nine years before he became confined to a wheelchair

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Actress Portia de Rossi claims Hollywood actor Steven Seagal ‘unzipped his pants’ in an audition

Category: Gender based violence 

2017-11-10

AUSTRALIAN actress Portia de Rossi is the latest woman to come out with sexual harassment allegations against Hollywood heavyweight Steven Seagal

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Girl, 16, paraded naked in Pakistan after 'honour' row

Category: Gender based violence 

2017-11-07

Villagers in a remote area of north-west Pakistan are in shock after armed men forced a 16-year-old girl to walk half-naked through the village, claiming it was to redeem their family honour

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Egyptian lawyer says it's a national duty to rape girls who wear revealing clothing like ripped jeans

Category: Gender based violence 

2017-11-02

'I say that when a girl walks about like that, it is a patriotic duty to sexually harass her and a national duty to rape her,' says Nabih al-Wahsh

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Bedridden woman, 100, dies after being brutally raped by home invader

Category: Gender based violence 

2017-11-01

A 35-year-old man is being charged with rape, murder, and violation under the Prevention of Atrocities act after he allegedly assaulted a 100-year-old bedridden Dalit women

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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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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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Social media fills with "Me Too" stories of sexual harassment, assault

Category: Gender based violence 

2017-10-17

It started on Sunday with American actress Alyssa Milano calling on Twitter users to write "Me too" if they have ever been sexually assaulted or harassed

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Raped and executed in public: a Congolese militia’s reign of terror

Category: Gender based violence 

2017-10-11

Woman was raped, whipped and decapitated in front of a cheering crowd before rebels drank her blood because she served fighters 'forbidden' fish

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