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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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India’s Supreme Court to rule on whether mosques must let women worshipers inside

Category: Gender in the world
2019-04-17

India’s Supreme Court will hear a petition Tuesday asking that Islamic mosques be legally mandated to allow women inside to offer prayers.

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Egyptian company becomes first in country to grant women a day's leave for their period

Category: Gender in the world
2019-04-12

Female employees at Shark and Shrimp, a digital marketing agency based in Cairo, will not need to provide medical proof of having particularly painful periods

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South Korea court strikes down abortion law in landmark ruling

Category: Gender in the world
2019-04-11

South Korea’s Constitutional Court on Thursday overturned a ban on abortion that has stood for more than 65 years

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