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Booker Prize: Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo share award

Category: Culture 

2019-10-15

Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo have been named the joint winners of the 2019 Booker Prize after the judges broke their rules by declaring a tie.

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Kept awake by worries, Melinda Gates pledges $1 billion to women's rights

Category: Gender in the world 

2019-10-04

Money will fund partners who pursue innovative approaches to expanding women's power and influence

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Moroccan journalist Hajar Raissouni jailed on abortion charges

Category: Gender in the world 

2019-10-01

A Moroccan journalist has been sentenced to a year in prison for premarital sex and having an abortion, in a case activists say is part of a crackdown on critical reporters

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Gulalai Ismail: Activist in hiding flees Pakistan for the US

Category: Gender in the world 

2019-09-20

A Pakistani human rights activist who spoke out against the army has fled the country after months in hiding

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Iceland hosts first major international #MeToo conference

Category: Gender in the world 

2019-09-19

The first major international conference exploring the #MeToo movement is taking place in Reykjavik, hosted by the Icelandic prime minister

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Iranian soccer fan "Blue Girl" dies after setting herself on fire

Category: Gender in the world 

2019-09-11

The woman - dubbed "Blue Girl" online - died at hospital after her self-immolation due to fears she might be jailed for sneaking into a stadium dressed as a man

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The 2019 shortlist has been announced

Category: Culture 

2019-09-03

Margaret Atwood, Lucy Ellmann, Bernardine Evaristo, Chigozie Obioma, Salman Rushdie and Elif Shafak are today, announced as the six authors shortlisted for the 2019 Booker Prize

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Muslim women in France defy burkini ban to swim in public pool

Category: Gender in the world 

2019-06-28

In the French city of Grenoble on Sunday, Muslim women went swimming in a public pool in burkinis — swimsuits covering most of their bodies — in protest of a ban of the suits

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Austria gets first woman chancellor after video scandal

Category: Gender policy 

2019-05-31

Austria has named a top lawyer, Brigitte Bierlein, to be interim chancellor - the first woman to occupy the post - ahead of early elections

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Divorce referendum: Ireland votes to liberalise laws

Category: It`s interesting to know 

2019-05-28

People in the Republic of Ireland have voted overwhelmingly in favour of liberalising divorce laws, in a referendum held

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