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France to reassess child sex laws after controversial cases

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-11-17

France is to consider a change to its laws around sexual consent, according to the minister for gender equality

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Women's progress index shows big gaps among and inside nations

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-10-26

Iceland and Norway are the best countries for women, and Syria and Afghanistan the worst, according to an index to be released that measures a host of global gains and failures

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Nations join forces to stop high level of violence against women

Category: Gender based violence 

2017-09-21

World leaders meeting at the United Nations launched a half-billion dollar effort to end violence against women and girls

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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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One in five girls and women kidnapped for marriage in Kyrgyzstan - study

Category: Gender based violence 

2017-08-03

In many cases, the groom will rape his kidnapped bride to prevent her from returning to her family due to shame

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Jordan repeals law allowing rapists to avoid punishment if they marry their victims

Category: Gender based violence 

2017-08-02

The Jordanian parliament has voted to revoke an article of the country’s penal code which allows a rapist to escape punishment for his crime so long as he marries the victim

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Honduras bans child marriages and removes parental permission exception

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-07-14

Enforcing the law will be hardest in indigenous communities and poor rural areas in Honduras where child marriage is most prevalent

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Simone Veil, Auschwitz survivor, abortion legalizer, and 1st European Parliament president, dies at 89

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-07-03

Veil, a former French health minister who championed legalization of abortion in her country and served as the first elected president of the European parliament

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Child Marriage Will Cost Developing Countries Trillions of Dollars by 2030, Says World Bank/ICRW Report

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-06-30

Child marriage will cost developing countries trillions of dollars by 2030, says a new report published by the World Bank and the International Center for Research on Women

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Teen kills father for raping married sister

Category: Gender based violence 

2017-06-28

Marital rape is also not considered a crime, further adding to the number of unreported cases. In 2014 there were around 14,000 reported cases of child rape

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