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Young woman dressed in white becomes symbol of revolution in Sudan after leading mass protest

Category: Gender in the world 

2019-04-11

Young woman dressed in white has become the symbol of resistance against Sudan’s autocratic president after she was seen leading a massive protest from the top of a car in Khartoum

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Chicago heads to the polls to elect city's first black woman as mayor

Category: Gender policy 

2019-04-03

The victor will become the first African-American woman to lead Chicago, a rarity in the United States, where only 6 percent of mayors in the 200 U.S. largest cities are women of color

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Iranian lawyer who defended women’s right to remove hijab gets 38 years, 148 lashes

Category: Gender in the world 

2019-03-12

After two trials described by Amnesty International as “grossly unfair,” Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh has been sentenced to a total of 38 years in prison and 148 lashes

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Lebanese women hail first female Arab interior minister

Category: Gender policy 

2019-02-18

Lebanon has appointed the Arab world's first female interior minister in its new government, prising open a wider foothold for women in its overwhelmingly male political scene

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Iceland has made it illegal to pay women less than men

Category: Gender in the world 

2019-01-14

Under the legislation, firms that employ more than 25 people are obliged to obtain a government certificate demonstrating pay equality, or they will face fines.

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Nevada becomes first U.S. state with majority of women lawmakers

Category: Gender policy 

2018-12-20

The appointments will give women 23 of the 42 seats in the state Assembly. Women already held nine of the 21% in the Senate, and now will represent 51% of Nevada's 63 combined lawmakers

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First global women's disability award aims to break stereotypes

Category: Gender in the world 

2018-12-04

Her Ability award wants to put a spotlight on disabled women's achievements to combat the idea that they are passive victims

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Kenya MPs debate giving women a third of parliament seats

Category: Gender in the world 

2018-11-22

Women hold 23 percent of seats in Kenya's lower and upper houses of parliament combined - on a par with the global average

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Women candidates 'tired of waiting' make record gains in U.S. Congress

Category: Gender in the world 

2018-11-08

In the Nov. 6 elections, there were 237 women on ballots for House seats and at least 96 had won their races, shattering the previous record and surpassing the 84 women currently in the House

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‘Crippling to our credibility’ that number of women peacekeepers is so low: UN chief

Category: Gender in the world 

2018-10-29

Secretary-General's remarks to the Security Council Open Debate on Women, Peace and Security [trilingual, as delivered]

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