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Denmark bans the wearing of face veils in public

Category: Gender in the world 

2018-06-01

Denmark has banned the wearing of face veils in public, joining France and other parts of Europe in outlawing the burqa and the niqab worn by some Muslim women

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Save the Children report says 1.2bn children at risk

Category: Events 

2018-05-31

The charity's second End of Childhood index says more than 1.2 billion children face these threats, with 153 million facing all three

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Britain's May refuses to relax Northern Ireland abortion rules

Category: Gender in the world 

2018-05-28

British Prime Minister faces a showdown with ministers and lawmakers in her Conservative party after refusing to back reform of Northern Ireland's highly restrictive abortion rules

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Ireland quietly comes to terms with dramatic change after abortion vote

Category: Gender in the world 

2018-05-28

Vote overturns a law which, for decades, has forced over 3,000 women to travel to Britain each year for terminations that they could not legally have in their own country

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Ireland votes in 'once-in-a-generation' abortion referendum

Category: Gender in the world 

2018-05-25

Ireland began voting on Friday in an abortion referendum that could be a milestone on a path of change in a country that, only two decades ago, was one of Europe’s most socially conservative

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Sweden outlaws sex without consent as Europe pushed to tighten rape laws

Category: Gender based violence 

2018-05-24

Sweden outlawed sex not based on mutual consent, with campaigners hoping other European countries would also toughen up rape legislation after the #MeToo anti-harassment campaign

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Sudanese teen bride who killed husband during rape to be executed

Category: Gender based violence 

2018-05-11

A 19-year-old girl in Sudan was sentenced to death by a court on Thursday for murdering her husband after he tried to rape her, said campaigners, calling on the president to pardon her

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Nearly two-thirds of global workforce in the ‘informal’ economy

Category: Events 

2018-05-02

More than 61 per cent of the world’s employed population – two billion people – earn their livelihoods in the informal sector, the United Nations labour agency said

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Eight on trial for rape, murder of girl in India's Kashmir amid public anger

Category: Gender based violence 

2018-04-17

Eight men accused of involvement in the rape and murder of an eight-year-old Muslim girl in India's Jammu and Kashmir state appeared in court

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21st century slavery: European anti-trafficking experts raise the alarm over labour exploitation

Category: Trafficking 

2018-04-03

The report says that labour exploitation has emerged as the predominant form of trafficking in several European countries including Belgium, Cyprus, Georgia, Portugal, Serbia and the UK

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