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Iceland becomes first country in the world to make firms prove equal pay

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-03-09

On International Women's Day, Iceland became the first country in the world to force companies to prove they pay all employees the same regardless of gender, ethnicity, sexuality or nationality

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Female-only salon for Muslim women to open in New York City

Category: It`s interesting to know 

2017-01-25

A female-only beauty parlor catering to the needs of Muslim women will open its doors in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, the New York City borough

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U.S. Mint unveils new $100 coin depicting Lady Liberty as a woman of color

Category: It`s interesting to know 

2017-01-16

The new $100 coin, unveiled to mark the 225th anniversary of the U.S. Mint and Treasury, depicts Lady Liberty as a black woman

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The Teen-Age Brides of Georgia

Category: Gender based violence 

Sophie Pinkham
2016-11-16

Georgia mandates that children attend school through the twelfth grade, but some families see no reason to educate a girl whose life will consist mainly of marriage and childbearing

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FGM Uncovered in Georgia

Category: Gender in Caucasus 

Aida Mirmaksumova
2016-11-07

An IWPR investigation has discovered that hundreds of girls from the ethnic Avar community in eastern Georgia are being forced to undergo female genital mutilation (FGM)

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The Only Azerbaijani Female Candidate in Georgia's Parliamentary Elections: Samira Ismayilova

Category: National minorites 

2016-10-07

Of 30 ethnic Azerbaijanis that have put forward their candidacy for the Georgian parliamentary elections that will take place on October 8, only one of them is a woman

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Bulgaria bans full-face veils in public places

Category: Gender in the world 

Angel Krasimirov
2016-10-03

Bulgaria's parliament banned the wearing of face veils in public in a move supporters said would boost security after Islamist militant attacks in Europe

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Hillary Clinton goes where no woman has ever gone before in 1st presidential debate

Category: It`s interesting to know 

2016-09-27

Clinton, who in July became the first woman nominated to run for president by a major political party in U.S.history, became the first woman to take part in a presidential debate

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Female mutilation in the Caucasus

Category: Gender based violence 

2016-08-23

The study on female mutilation practiced in Dagestan, made public by Legal Initiative for Russia, came as a shock

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Malaysian man charged with rape escapes jail after marrying 14-year-old victim

Category: Gender based violence 

2016-08-04

Under Malaysia's civil laws, the legal minimum age for marriage is 18 but Muslim girls who are under 16 can obtain permission to marry from Islamic courts

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