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COVID-19 isolation could create ‘fertile ground for domestic violence’

Category: Gender based violence 

2020-03-19

“The crisis that we are going through and the quarantine could unfortunately create a fertile ground of domestic violence,” read a statement from France’s Secretary of State in charge of Gender Equality, Marlène Schiappa

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"Marry-your-rapist" bill to be introduced by lawmakers in Turkey

Category: Gender based violence 

2020-01-23

A law which would allow men accused of having sex with girls who are under 18 to avoid punishment if they marry their victims is set to be introduced to parliament in Turkey

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Saudi military opens first women’s section

Category: Gender in the world 

2020-01-21

Saudi military chief of staff, Gen. Fayyad Al-Ruwaili, launched the first military section for women in the Saudi Arabian Armed Forces

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Fallon Sherrock becomes first woman to beat a man at PDC world darts

Category: Sport 

2019-12-20

Fallon Sherrock has made darts history, beating Ted Evetts 3-2 to become the first woman to beat a man at the PDC world championship

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Sudan scraps law curtailing women’s rights

Category: Gender in the world 

2019-11-29

Thousands of women flogged, fined during Bsahir’s ironfisted rule under archaic public order law for ‘indecent and immoral acts’.

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End rape—an intolerable cost to society

Category: Gender based violence 


2019-11-22

UN Women Executive Director’s Statement for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, 25 November 2019

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Japanese women demand right to wear glasses at work

Category: Gender in the world 

2019-11-11

Japanese women on social media are demanding the right to wear glasses to work, after reports that employers were imposing bans

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Historic CBA to close football's gender pay gap

Category: Sport 

2019-11-06

The new, four-year CBA will see the Caltex Socceroos and Westfield Matildas receive a 24% share of an agreed aggregate of National Team Generated Revenues in 2019/20

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In first, Saudi women to be enlisted in army

Category: Gender in the world 

2019-10-04

Women in Saudi Arabia will be allowed to join the army as soldiers for the first time in yet another step to empower females in the country

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Iceland hosts first major international #MeToo conference

Category: Gender in the world 

2019-09-19

The first major international conference exploring the #MeToo movement is taking place in Reykjavik, hosted by the Icelandic prime minister

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