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New York state moves to ban child marriages

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-06-21

New York state moved to end child marriages on Tuesday, raising the legal age to 18 from 14 to tackle the issue of underage marriage that is permissible across the United States

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Norway is latest European country to propose a ban on the veil

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-06-13

The Norwegian government announced its intentions to ban all face-covering veils — both burqas and niqabs — in all educational institutions including kindergartens, schools, universities

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Georgian schools to teach gender equality in curriculum

Category: Gender in Caucasus 

2017-05-15

Human rights, gender equality, healthy living and reproductive health will soon be an integral part of the Georgian school curriculum

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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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Breakthrough as Kenya poised to elect first female governors

Category: Gender policy 

2017-05-02

Women are likely to be elected for the first time to some of Kenya's powerful governor positions after making historic gains in party primaries this week

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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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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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Beyoncé's latest drop is four college scholarships

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-04-27

The Formation Scholars program will give awards to "young women who are unafraid to think outside the box and are bold, creative, conscious and confident," according to the announcement

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Meet the first Georgian girl studying at the Royal Military Academy in the UK

Category: Gender in Caucasus 

2017-04-18

23-year old Jilda Tsurtsumia is the first cadet girl that will continue studying at the Sandhurst Royal Military Academy in the United Kingdom

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Beslan school siege: Russia 'failed' in 2004 massacre

Category: Events 

2017-04-13

The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that Russia failed to protect the hostages of the Beslan school siege in which about 330 people died in 2004

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