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US state could become first to enact blanket ban on child marriage

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-05-10

A measure to ban child marriage could become law this week in New Jersey, which would become the first of the 50 states in America to outlaw the practice without exception

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Female clerics declare fatwa on child marriage in Indonesia

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-04-28

Female clerics issued an unprecedented fatwa against child marriage in Indonesia in a bid to stop young girls becoming brides in the world's most populous Muslim country

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Hong Kong's first female leader a "tilted bridge" over troubled water

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-03-27

Carrie Lam, who won an election to become Hong Kong's first female chief executive on Sunday, is a former student activist who climbed the rungs of the civil service over 36 years

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Brazilian goalkeeper charged with torture and murder of ex-girlfriend - 'Mistakes happen. I’m not a bad guy'

Category: Gender based violence 

2017-03-23

A Brazilian soccer player who had his mistress murdered and fed to dogs claims he is "starting over."

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Sweden is the best country in the world for women — here's why

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-03-22

Sweden was recently named the best country in the world for women by BAV Consulting and UPenn's Wharton School of Business

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Bad laws underpin global "rape epidemic", let rapists off the hook: report

Category: Gender based violence 

2017-03-06

A survey of laws in 73 countries found rapists could avoid punishment by marrying their victim in countries including Bahrain, Iraq, Philippines, Tajikistan and Tunisia

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I don’t want flowers; I want a future

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-02-14

This Valentine’s Day, for its annual #IDONT campaign, UNFPA is partnering with artists to raise awareness about child marriage, which ensnares tens of thousands of girls around the world

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Pakistani mother sentenced to death for burning daughter alive in "honour killing"

Category: Gender based violence 

2017-01-17

Pakistan's parliament passed legislation against "honour killings" after the murder of outspoken social media star Qandeel Baloch

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Lebanon protests urged after man picked as first women's affairs minister

Category: Gender policy 

2016-12-27

Choice of Jean Ogasapian in Saad Hariri’s new government described by one critic as ‘the ultimate act of mansplaining’

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Madonna Cries, Talks Sexism, Rape at Billboard Women in Music 2016

Category: Culture 

2016-12-12

Madonna -- a global icon who extended her record as the highest-grossing female touring artist of all time in 2016 -- was honored as Woman of the Year at Billboard's Women In Music 2016

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