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Jordan repeals law allowing rapists to avoid punishment if they marry their victims

Category: Gender based violence 

2017-08-02

The Jordanian parliament has voted to revoke an article of the country’s penal code which allows a rapist to escape punishment for his crime so long as he marries the victim

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FT journalists threaten to strike over gender pay gap

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-08-01

Email from union leaders to 600 staff talks of increasing sense that managers are ‘not taking the matter seriously enough’

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Mother and daughter horribly scarred in brutal acid attack in India STILL live with attacker

Category: Gender based violence 

2017-07-24

A mother and daughter left permanently scarred in a brutal acid attack still live with their attacker - because they have nowhere else to live

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Georgian Women March against Misogyny and Racism

Category: Gender in Caucasus 

Giorgi Lomsadze
2017-07-21

Chanting “Women’s disobedience begins!,” scores of female protesters marched down the avenue on July 19 to oppose the misogyny, racism and an alleged gang-rape

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An Audi commercial in China compared women to used cars

Category: Gender in the world 


2017-07-21

An Audi commercial that aired in theaters and online in China is drawing ire for comparing women to used cars

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First Saudi jobs website for women aims to get more women in the workforce

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-07-21

An Algerian biomedical engineer is on a mission to make it easier for women to find work in Saudi Arabia by creating the first job-searching website for females

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Family Planning Gets $2.5 Billion Boost at London Summit

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-07-13

Under the shadow of Donald Trump’s proposed funding cuts, governments and NGOs have renewed their commitment to make family planning available to 120 million more women by 2020

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2017: the year we lost control of world population surge?

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-07-10

On the eve of London’s family planning summit, global contraception efforts are faltering – and Trump’s reinstated ‘gag rule’ makes matters worse, say experts

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Turkey police hold rights activists including Amnesty chief

Category: Events 

2017-07-06

Turkish police have arrested eight leading human rights activists including Amnesty International's Turkey director Idil Eser in Istanbul

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Georgia politician campaigns to be 1st female African-American governor in U.S. history

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-06-08

Stacey Abrams — 43-year-old Democratic leader of the Georgia State House –officially announced her intentions to run for governor

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