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Nepal criminalises banishing menstruating women to huts

Category: Gender based violence 

2017-08-11

Lawmakers in Nepal have passed a law criminalising a practice that forces women from their homes during menstruation

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Thai granny completes university degree at 91

Category: It`s interesting to know 

2017-08-10

A 91-year-old woman from Thailand who says it's "never too late to study" has completed her bachelor's degree after more than 10 years of work

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Family Planning Gets $2.5 Billion Boost at London Summit

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-07-13

Under the shadow of Donald Trump’s proposed funding cuts, governments and NGOs have renewed their commitment to make family planning available to 120 million more women by 2020

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Indian firm offers "menstrual leave" for women on first day of period

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-07-13

A digital media company in India is offering "menstrual leave" to female staff as part of its official policy

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El Salvador teen rape victim sentenced to 30 years in prison after stillbirth

Category: Gender based violence 

2017-07-07

A high school student was convicted on the grounds that failing to seek antenatal care amounted to murder, after giving birth in a bathroom in 2016

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Turkey police hold rights activists including Amnesty chief

Category: Events 

2017-07-06

Turkish police have arrested eight leading human rights activists including Amnesty International's Turkey director Idil Eser in Istanbul

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Polish government widely condemned over morning-after pill law

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-06-27

Legislation requiring doctor’s appointment is latest attack on women’s rights in Poland and violates shared EU values, says MEP

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New York state moves to ban child marriages

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-06-21

New York state moved to end child marriages on Tuesday, raising the legal age to 18 from 14 to tackle the issue of underage marriage that is permissible across the United States

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Serbia President names Ana Brnabic its first openly gay and first female Prime Minister

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-06-16

Serbia's President has nominated the minister Ana Brnabic as Prime Minister, the first woman and first openly-gay politician to occupy the role in the highly conservative Balkan country

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Saudi rights activist who fought driving ban arrested again

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-06-08

The 27-year-old was previously detained for 73 days in 2014 after she attempted to drive into Saudi Arabia from the UAE

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