Documentary on femicides in Turkey is UK’s Oscars nomination
Dying to Divorce has been chosen as the UK’s entry for the Best International Feature Film category at Academy Awards.
2 Dec 2021
Why the Women’s Tennis Association rallied for Peng Shuai
Women’s world tennis body suspends China tournaments over Beijing’s handling of top player’s sexual assault allegations.
2 Dec 2021
A Taliban ban on women in the workforce can cost economy $1bn
A full recovery of the Afghan economy will not happen without female participation, according to a new UNDP report.
1 Dec 2021
1 in 3 Australian parliament staff sexually harassed: Report
One in three Australian parliamentarians have experienced sexual harassment, a government-backed report has found.
30 Nov 2021
‘Hunted’: How Indigenous women are disappearing in Canada
For decades, Indigenous women and girls have been being murdered in British Columbia. These are some of their stories.
29 Nov 2021
Activists worked to end pregnant schoolgirl ban. They succeeded
Tanzania is one of the last two African countries to lift the ban that keeps pregnant schoolgirls from school.
27 Nov 2021
Turkish police fire tear gas at female protesters in Istanbul
March for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women confronted by riot police.
26 Nov 2021
Infographic: Mapping violence against women
November 25 is recognised worldwide as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.
25 Nov 2021
Afghan women speak up against new Taliban media guidelines
Journalists say the new media ‘guideline’ is yet another form of control over women, as they vow to continue their work.
25 Nov 2021
The UK is facing an epidemic of violence against women and girls
None of us has the luxury to watch this struggle from afar any more – this is a fight for our lives.
Marienna Pope-Weidemann
25 Nov 2021
Tanzania to allow students to attend school after giving birth
Government reverses controversial 2017 policy instituted by the country’s late leader, John Magufuli.
24 Nov 2021
UK MP Stella Creasy calls for reform of parliament baby ban
Opposition Labour Party legislator was reprimanded for attending a debate on Tuesday with her three-month-old son.
24 Nov 2021
Sweden’s parliament elects Magdalena Andersson as first female PM
Leader of the Social Democrat party confirmed as outgoing Prime Minister Stefan Lofven’s successor.
24 Nov 2021
US, UN demand proof of missing Chinese tennis star’s wellbeing
Tennis player Peng Shuai has been missing since she accused China’s former vice-premier of sexual assault.
20 Nov 2021
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