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Venice Film Festival moves on gender equality, but no sign of quotas

Category: Women and Culture
2018-09-03

Of the 21 films vying for the Golden Lion this year, only one was directed by a woman, "The Nightingale" by Australian Jennifer Kent

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Michelle Bachelet of Chile Nominated to Be Next UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Category: Gender in the world
2018-08-09

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has nominated Michelle Bachelet, a former president of Chile, to become the next UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

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Argentina senate rejects bill to legalise abortion

Category: Gender in the world
2018-08-09

Lawmakers debated for more than 15 hours and voted 38 against to 31 in favour, despite the fact opinion polls showed the bill had strong public support

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Saudi Arabia freezes Canada trade ties for urging activists' release

Category: Gender in the world
2018-08-07

Saudi Arabia has said it is freezing all new trade with Canada and expelling its ambassador over its "interference" in the kingdom's domestic affairs

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France outlaws lewd cat-calls to women in public amid attack uproar

Category: Gender based violence
2018-08-03

France voted to outlaw sexual harassment on the streets, leaving cat-callers and aggressively lecherous individuals facing potential on-the-spot fines of up to 750 euros

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Tokyo med school lowered female applicants’ test scores

Category: It`s interesting to know
2018-08-02

Tokyo Medical University has for years deliberately reduced the scores of women who took its general entrance exam, in a bid to cut the number of successful female applicants

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Colombia shatters glass ceiling with gender-equal cabinet

Category: Gender policy
2018-07-27

Colombia is to get its first female interior minister with women heading other key ministries including justice and energy

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'A huge win': New Zealand brings in paid domestic violence leave in world first

Category: Gender based violence
2018-07-26

New Zealand has passed world-first legislation granting victims of domestic violence 10 days paid leave to allow them to leave their partners, find new homes

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Swedish student gives Afghan refugee reprieve from deportation with protest on airplane

Category: It`s interesting to know
2018-07-26

A 21-year-old student from Sweden successfully delayed the deportation of an Afghan man on a flight out of Gothenburg

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