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Iceland has made it illegal to pay women less than men

Category: Gender in the world 

2019-01-14

Under the legislation, firms that employ more than 25 people are obliged to obtain a government certificate demonstrating pay equality, or they will face fines.

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Nobel laureate Murad to build hospital in her hometown in Iraq

Category: Gender in the world 

2018-12-17

Murad was awarded the $1 mln prize alongside Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict

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Slovenia appoints first female army chief

Category: Gender in the world 

2018-11-28

Slovenia appointed Major General Alenka Ermenc as chief of the army, the government said, making her the only woman in charge of a NATO country's military

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Jobless Indian man says he raped and killed 9 children -police

Category: Gender based violence 

2018-11-22

Case spotlights number of young children who go missing every year in India and raises question of whether police have sufficient resources to investigate such brutal sex crimes

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Amnesty International strips Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi of 'conscience' award over Rohingya crisis

Category: Events 

2018-11-13

Amnesty International has withdrawn its most prestigious human rights prize from Aung San Suu Kyi, accusing the Myanmar leader of perpetuating human rights abuses...

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Women candidates 'tired of waiting' make record gains in U.S. Congress

Category: Gender in the world 

2018-11-08

In the Nov. 6 elections, there were 237 women on ballots for House seats and at least 96 had won their races, shattering the previous record and surpassing the 84 women currently in the House

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Japanese princess becomes a commoner to marry the love of her life

Category: It`s interesting to know 


2018-10-31

Under Japan’s imperial law, women members of the royal family must forfeit their titles, status, if they do not marry someone of royal or aristocratic status

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‘Crippling to our credibility’ that number of women peacekeepers is so low: UN chief

Category: Gender in the world 

2018-10-29

Secretary-General's remarks to the Security Council Open Debate on Women, Peace and Security [trilingual, as delivered]

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Britain opens all military roles to women

Category: Gender in the world 

2018-10-26

Britain will open all combat roles to women - including elite units and special forces - in a landmark for gender equality in the military, the government

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Ethiopia's parliament approves Sahle-Work Zewde as first female president

Category: Gender in the world 

2018-10-26

The president's post is a ceremonial one in Ethiopia. The prime minister, who is the head of state, holds executive power

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