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Domestic violence cases jump 30% during lockdown in France

Category: Gender based violence 

2020-03-30

France's interior minister says that reports of domestic violence across the country have jumped by more than 30% since the country went into lockdown on March 17th

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New Zealand passes law decriminalising abortion

Category: Gender in the world 

2020-03-19

Voting to remove the procedure from the country's Crimes Act changes a law that has been in force since 1977

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COVID-19 isolation could create ‘fertile ground for domestic violence’

Category: Gender based violence 

2020-03-19

“The crisis that we are going through and the quarantine could unfortunately create a fertile ground of domestic violence,” read a statement from France’s Secretary of State in charge of Gender Equality, Marlène Schiappa

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Three women vie to become next Paris mayor

Category: Gender policy 

2020-03-13

Anne Hidalgo, Rachida Dati and Agnes Buzyn lead the race for Paris mayor - here are the women and their pledges

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Spanish government backs tougher action against sex crimes in draft law

Category: Gender based violence 

2020-03-05

The law would toughen punishments for sexual offences, including qualifying all non-consensual sex as rape

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CSW64 postpone due to COVID-19

Category: Gender in the world 

2020-03-04

The United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) has amended the format of the CSW 64th session in light of the current concerns regarding the coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

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Argentine president to send abortion legalisation law to Congress

Category: Gender in the world 

2020-03-02

Argentine President Alberto Fernandez announced on Sunday that he will send to Congress a bill to legalize abortion

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Scottish parliament approves free sanitary products for all women

Category: Gender in the world 

2020-02-27

The Scottish parliament approved plans on Tuesday to make sanitary products freely available to all women, the first nation in the world to do so

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Thai court says anti-abortion laws unconstitutional

Category: Gender in the world 

2020-02-21

Pregnancies in Thailand can be terminated if a woman's physical or mental health are at risk, the fetus has a high risk of a genetic disease, or in cases of rape and girls under the age of 15

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Somalia executes two men by firing squad for girl's gang rape and murder

Category: Gender based violence 

2020-02-12

The killing triggered demonstrations calling for authorities to enforce a law to secure justice in the east African nation, where rape victims are stigmatized

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