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Somalia executes two men by firing squad for girl's gang rape and murder

Category: Gender based violence 

2020-02-12

The killing triggered demonstrations calling for authorities to enforce a law to secure justice in the east African nation, where rape victims are stigmatized

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India backs looser abortion laws in boost for women

Category: Gender in the world 

2020-01-30

If the bill is passed, the change would replace a nearly 50-year-old law and extend the abortion deadline to 24 weeks from 20

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Japanese journalist wins damages in high-profile lawsuit over alleged rape

Category: Gender based violence 

2019-12-19

Japanese journalist Shiori Ito won her civil lawsuit seeking damages from a prominent reporter who she said had raped her

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Japan's Sadako Ogata, first female U.N. refugee chief, dies at 92

Category: Gender in the world 

2019-10-29

Sadako Ogata, who was the first and only woman to serve as the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees has died, aged 92

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Trio wins economics Nobel for fighting poverty

Category: Events 

2019-10-15

French-American Duflo becomes only the second female economics winner in the prize's 50-year history

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Fifa 'assured' Iranian women will be able to attend football matches

Category: Sport 

2019-09-23

Women in Iran will be able to attend football matches, starting with a World Cup qualifier next month, according to football's world governing body, Fifa

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Iceland hosts first major international #MeToo conference

Category: Gender in the world 

2019-09-19

The first major international conference exploring the #MeToo movement is taking place in Reykjavik, hosted by the Icelandic prime minister

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The 2019 shortlist has been announced

Category: Culture 

2019-09-03

Margaret Atwood, Lucy Ellmann, Bernardine Evaristo, Chigozie Obioma, Salman Rushdie and Elif Shafak are today, announced as the six authors shortlisted for the 2019 Booker Prize

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U.N. labour body adopts #MeToo pact against violence at work

Category: Gender in the world 

2019-06-24

The International Labour Organization adopted a new global treaty against violence and harassment in the workplace

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Nevada becomes first U.S. state with majority of women lawmakers

Category: Gender policy 

2018-12-20

The appointments will give women 23 of the 42 seats in the state Assembly. Women already held nine of the 21% in the Senate, and now will represent 51% of Nevada's 63 combined lawmakers

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