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Facebook's Sandberg urges family-friendly policies on Mother's Day

Category: Gender in the world 

Laila Kearney
2017-05-15

"It's time for our public policies to catch up with what our families deserve and our values demand," Sandberg, a 47-year-old widowed mother of two, wrote on her personal Facebook page

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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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Rural women in India take alcohol ban into their own hands

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-04-18

Since the bill’s passage, murder and gang robberies in the region have decreased by almost 20 percent

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Support building for landmark move to overturn El Salvador's anti-abortion law

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-03-27

Parliamentary bill proposing to loosen draconian restrictions on abortion finds favour after religious groups, doctors and others voice public support

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Girl aged 11 set to become Britain's youngest mother

Category: It`s interesting to know 

2017-03-17

Britain’s current youngest mum gave birth in 2014 when she was 12 and the father was 13 - giving them the lowest combined age of any British parents

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Iceland becomes first country in the world to make firms prove equal pay

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-03-09

On International Women's Day, Iceland became the first country in the world to force companies to prove they pay all employees the same regardless of gender, ethnicity, sexuality or nationality

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Dutch minister calls on UK to join safe abortion fund after Trump ban

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-02-24

Twenty countries aim to raise $600m to fill gap left by Donald Trump’s ban on funding for pro-abortion NGOs in developing world

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Ireland passes law making it a crime to buy sex

Category: Trafficking 

2017-02-24

Some sex workers say the crackdown will drive prostitution underground, placing women at greater risk by forcing them to work in more isolated areas

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Air India introduces female-only rows to tackle harassment

Category: Gender based violence 

2017-01-18

Country’s national airline acts after recent incidents of men allegedly groping passengers and cabin staff

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