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Oxfam appoints former UN official to head independent commission on sexual abuse and exploitation

Category: Gender based violence
2018-03-16

Oxfam has appointed a former United Nations official to head an independent commission on sexual abuse and exploitation in the wake of a scandal over misconduct by its staff

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'Women in Argentina live in hell': calls for legal abortion grow

Category: Gender in the world
2018-03-15

A groundswell of support for Argentinian women to be allowed terminations in the early weeks of pregnancy could soon culminate in a change to the law

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7,000 pairs of shoes were outside U.S. Capitol to represent children killed by guns

Category: Gender based violence
2018-03-15

The lawn of the U.S. Capitol was covered in 7,000 pairs of shoes, to symbolize the 7,000 children killed by gun violence since the 2012 Newtown shooting

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German lawmakers elect Merkel to fourth term as chancellor

Category: Gender in the world
2018-03-14

German lawmakers voted to re-elect Angela Merkel as chancellor for a fourth, and likely final, term that may prove her most challenging yet as she leads..

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Who Is Gina Haspel, President Trump's Pick for CIA Director?

Category: Gender in the world
2018-03-14

President Donald Trump tweeted that he will nominate Gina Haspel to become the new CIA director, replacing Mike Pompeo

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Frida Kahlo And Other Historic Women Are Being Made Into Barbies

Category: It`s interesting to know
2018-03-12

Mattel is also honoring a few living legends, including Olympian Chloe Kim, this International Women’s Day

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Canada appoints first woman to head scandal-plagued Mounties

Category: Gender in the world
2018-03-12

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday appointed a the first permanent female head of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police

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France to set legal age of sexual consent at 15

Category: Gender based violence
2018-03-07

France plans to fix the legal age of sexual consent at 15, meaning sex with someone younger than that would be considered rape

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Progress of women in world's parliaments is slowing: IPU report

Category: Gender in the world
2018-03-07

In 2017 there were some positive developments in women's participation in elections, the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) said, but progress in female representation is slowing

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