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New Zealand former sex worker becomes a dame in Queen's birthday honours

Category: Gender in the world
2018-06-06

Catherine Healy, who helped decriminalise prostitution, honoured with an Order of Merit for services to the rights of sex workers

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Hollywood mogul Weinstein pleads not guilty to rape-lawyer

Category: Gender based violence
2018-06-06

Weinstein, 66, entered his plea in Manhattan Supreme Court on Tuesday morning after a grand jury indicted him last week in two cases

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Fury over Peru president’s reaction to woman’s murder by stalker

Category: Gender based violence
2018-06-05

Women’s rights activists in Peru have expressed outrage after the country’s president responded to the murder of a woman who was burned to death by a stalker by saying “sometimes that’s how life is”

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Gender pay gap costs global economy $160tn, says World Bank study

Category: Gender in the world
2018-06-04

Analysis of lifetime earnings across 141 countries suggests failure to reward women and men equally generates huge global loss

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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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Serena Williams makes superhero return to Roland Garros

Category: Sport
2018-05-30

“All the moms out there that had a tough pregnancy and had to come back and be fierce in the middle of everything. That’s what this represents,” said Williams.

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Embattled Missouri Governor Eric Greitens resigns amid scandals

Category: Gender based violence
2018-05-30

Embattled Missouri Governor Eric Greitens announced on Tuesday he will resign over the scandals that have dominated his tenure

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Thousands enslaved in forced marriages across UK, investigation finds

Category: Gender based violence
2018-05-29

Experts say crime is woefully under-reported, as Guardian research shows large scale of domestic and sexual servitude

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