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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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Jeddah to host first women's basketball tournament

Category: Sport 

2017-11-10

History will be made in Saudi Arabia on Saturday with the launch of the first official basketball tournament for women

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Yemen conflict: UN official warns of world's biggest famine

Category: Events 

2017-11-09

Yemen faces the world's largest famine in decades "with millions of victims" if aid deliveries are not resumed, a senior UN official has warned.

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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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In China women 'hold up half the sky' but can't touch the political glass ceiling

Category: Gender policy 

2017-10-17

Few expect any women to be appointed to China’s top political body when it holds its five-yearly meeting on Wednesday

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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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US votes against UN resolution condemning gay sex death penalty, joining Iraq and Saudi Arabia

Category: Events 

2017-10-04

The US is one of just 13 countries to have voted against a United Nations resolution condemning the death penalty for having gay sex

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Tens of thousands march for abortion rights in Ireland

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-10-02

Thousands march to demand the loosening of some of the strictest abortion laws in the world ahead of a 2018 referendum on the issue

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Ireland set to vote on loosening abortion laws in May or June

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-09-28

Ireland plans to hold a referendum next May or June on whether it should loosen some of the strictest abortion laws in the world, Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said

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