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Saudi Arabia moves to ban child marriage with a new ruling

Category: Gender in the world 

2019-12-26

Saudi Arabia issued a de facto ban on child marriages, in another social reform initiated since Mohammad Bin Salman became crown prince two years ago

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Japanese journalist wins damages in high-profile lawsuit over alleged rape

Category: Gender based violence 

2019-12-19

Japanese journalist Shiori Ito won her civil lawsuit seeking damages from a prominent reporter who she said had raped her

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The gender gap is on course to close... in 99 years

Category: Gender in the world 

2019-12-17

The gap between men and women, measured in terms of political influence, economic gain and health and education, has narrowed over the last year, but will take another century to disappear WEF said

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Hotline launches to help Polish women travel abroad for abortion

Category: Gender in the world 

2019-12-12

The Abortion Without Borders service will refer women to medical abortion providers in Germany, the Netherlands and Britain

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Women under 35 run Finland as world's youngest leader takes office

Category: Gender policy 

2019-12-11

Social Democrat Sanna Marin took office in Finland as the world's youngest serving prime minister, heading a coalition with four other parties led by women, all but one of them under 35

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Police break up Istanbul protest of violence against women

Category: Gender based violence 

2019-12-09

Turkish police broke up a demonstration by hundreds of women in Istanbul on Sunday, who had gathered in the city's Kadikoy district to protest violence against women

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Saudi Arabia ends gender segregation in restaurants

Category: Gender in the world 

2019-12-09

Saudi Arabia will no longer require restaurants to have separate entrances segregated by sex, the government says

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Finnish minister Sanna Marin, 34, to become world's youngest PM

Category: Gender policy 

2019-12-09

Sanna Marin, aged 34, will become the world's youngest prime minister as head of a women-led coalition government in Finland.

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Netherlands to force companies to have more women on boards

Category: Gender policy 

2019-12-04

Companies that do not meet the threshold will have to replace any man leaving the board with a woman, or leave the position empty

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Indians demand swift action against rapists as protests spread after woman's murder

Category: Gender based violence 

2019-12-03

Protesters are calling for swifter justice, with tens of thousands of rape cases stuck in a slow and cumbersome legal system

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