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Girl beaten to death by brothers for refusing to marry man who offered family 40 cows

Category: Gender based violence 

2019-05-01

A young woman in South Sudan has been beaten to death by her brothers for refusing to marry a suitor who is said to have offered her family 40 cows as dowry

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U.N. caves to veto threat by anti-abortion U.S. over rape in war help

Category: Gender based violence 

2019-04-24

A resolution was adopted after a reference to the need to give timely "sexual and reproductive health" assistance to survivors of sexual violence was cut to appease the United States

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Polish teachers strike shines light on country's divisions

Category: Events 

2019-04-23

Teachers from across Poland have gathered in Warsaw to demand higher wages in a long-running dispute that is emerging as another fissure in a deeply divided society

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Sex-selective abortions may have stopped the birth of 23 million girls

Category: Gender in the world 

2019-04-19

A huge analysis of worldwide population data suggests sex-selective abortions have led to at least 23 million fewer girls being born. The majority of these “missing” girls are in China and India

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Argentina Votes to Penalize Sexual Harassment in Street

Category: Gender based violence 

2019-04-19

Argentine Senate recognized sexual street harassment as a form of gender-based violence as sexual harassment in Buenos Aires increased by 50 percent in 2018.

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Astronaut to eclipse record for longest U.S. spaceflight by a woman

Category: Gender in the world 

2019-04-18

Astronaut Christina Koch, who completed the space walk with a man instead of a female colleague last month, will remain in orbit on board the International Space Station until February

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Qatari 'sociologist' films online 'tutorial on how Muslim men should beat their wives'

Category: Gender based violence 

2019-04-18

Abd Al-Aziz Al-Khazraj uploaded the footage to the his Al-Mojtama YouTube channel which reportedly shows him teaching men to 'punish' their wives under Islamic law

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Nusrat Jahan Rafi: Burned to death for reporting sexual harassment

Category: Gender based violence 

2019-04-18

Many girls and young women in Bangladesh choose to keep their experiences of sexual harassment or abuse secret for fear of being shamed by society or their families

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Fearing death, runaway Saudi sisters appeal for world's help

Category: Events 

2019-04-17

The women, in their 20s, said they had arrived in the Georgia and needed help from the international community to find a new country to call home

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Malaysia probes book on Muslim women who refuse to wear headscarves

Category: Gender in the world 

2019-04-17

The probe is the latest in a series of incidents that have led to women's rights activists accusing authorities of acting like 'fashion police' by trying to control women's attire

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