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Michelle Bachelet of Chile Nominated to Be Next UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Category: Gender in the world 

2018-08-09

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has nominated Michelle Bachelet, a former president of Chile, to become the next UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

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Colombia shatters glass ceiling with gender-equal cabinet

Category: Gender policy 

2018-07-27

Colombia is to get its first female interior minister with women heading other key ministries including justice and energy

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'A huge win': New Zealand brings in paid domestic violence leave in world first

Category: Gender based violence 

2018-07-26

New Zealand has passed world-first legislation granting victims of domestic violence 10 days paid leave to allow them to leave their partners, find new homes

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Abortion could be illegal in large parts of US within 18 months after Supreme Court justice resignation, say activists

Category: Gender in the world 

2018-07-26

Abortion could become illegal in large parts of the US in as little as 18 months activists believe, following the resignation of Justice Anthony Kennedy from the Supreme Court

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Malaysia to investigate report of pre-teen girl who married 41-year-old man: DPM Wan Azizah

Category: Gender based violence 

2018-07-03

The man, who already has two wives and six children, is said to be the imam of a surau (prayer house) and took the 11-year-old as his third wife

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India most dangerous country for women with sexual violence rife - global poll

Category: Gender in the world 

2018-06-26

War-torn Afghanistan and Syria ranked second and third in the Thomson Reuters Foundation survey of about 550 experts on women's issues

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Where are the Women in Armenia's Revolution?

Category: Gender in Caucasus 

Sara Khojoyan
2018-05-18

Indeed, only two of the new government’s 17 ministers - for culture and for labour and social affairs - are women. All three deputy prime ministers are all men

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Cannes film festival unveils equality charter in push for gender parity

Category: Culture 

2018-05-16

Pledge is likely to be adopted by other leading international film festivals in drive to improve women’s representation

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Nearly two-thirds of global workforce in the ‘informal’ economy

Category: Events 

2018-05-02

More than 61 per cent of the world’s employed population – two billion people – earn their livelihoods in the informal sector, the United Nations labour agency said

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Babies now allowed on the US Senate floor following rare move to change rules

Category: Gender in the world 

2018-04-20

In a rare move, the Senate on Wednesday night voted to change longstanding rules to allow newborns -- for the first time -- onto the Senate floor during votes

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