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Austria bans women from wearing face-covering veils in public spaces

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-05-19

The law takes effect in October and under it women wearing clothing covering their faces (burqas or niqabs) in public places will face a fine of 150 euros ($167)

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Europe at heart of Emmanuel Macron's Left-Right government with gender parity and female defence minister

Category: Gender policy 

2017-05-18

France's new French president Emmanuel Macronhas picked his government with a mixture of Left and Right wingers, gender parity, and a strong emphasis on Europe

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Advocating Gender Balance in Georgia’s Transportation System

Category: Gender in Caucasus 

2017-05-16

According to the International Labor Organization (ILO), Georgia has the lowest number of female employment within Transport, Storage and Communications of the Caucasus countries

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Hillary Clinton launches political action group Onward Together

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-05-16

Former presidential candidate ends speculation about her role in political life and the Democratic party with organization dedicated to progressive causes

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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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Trump administration pledges to make ‘no changes’ to Michelle Obama’s ‘Let Girls Learn’ initiative

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-05-05

The White House responded to reports that the administration intended to scrap Michelle Obama’s signature “Let Girls Learn” program

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German parliament moves to partially ban the burka

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-04-28

Members of the lower house of parliament in Germany have approved a law that partially bans the full-face Islamic veil known as the burka.

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Ministry for Foreign Affairs releases reports on human rights in 135 countries

Category: Events 

2017-04-28

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs (MFA) is presenting new country reports on human rights, democracy and the rule of law

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Star soccer player kicked off national women’s team in Iran for not wearing hijab

Category: Sport 

2017-04-27

A top soccer player on the Iranian women’s national team says she was booted from the squad after government officials found out she played in an exhibition game while not wearing a hijab

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