Afghan court sentences 4 to death after mob killing

2015-05-06 14:23

Four people have been sentenced to death by a Kabul court for their part in a mob which burned and killed a woman.

Bussing in women for singles' night sparks outrage

2015-04-09 17:35

Ten thousand people have signed a petition in Spain against what they brand a sexist plan to bus in women to a remote town for a singles' night with local men.

Obama calls for end to gay 'conversion' therapy for youth

2015-04-09 11:35

Obama calls for ban on 'conversion' therapies for gay, lesbian and transgender youth.

Morocco confronts abortion taboo with proposed reform

2015-03-30 12:13

Morocco's plans to reform law on abortion could set example for North Africa.

Indian school received death threats before nun was raped

2015-03-18 11:11

In the days before the rape of an elderly nun in an armed assault that has shaken India, death threats and extortion attempts had already shattered the peace at her Convent of Jesus and Mary school.

Chinese police detain 5 women's rights activists

2015-03-13 08:51

China has formally detained five women's rights activists, apparently for planning to demonstrate against sexual harassment on public transport, paving the way for police to levy formal charges.

Angry mob lynches rape accused to death in India

2015-03-06 05:58

Local reports say a rape suspect was pulled out of a jail and lynched by a mob in north-eastern India, with anger raging over the high rate of sexual violence in the country.

German law quotas for women to reach an end

2015-02-24 15:30

A controversial German law that seeks female representation in boards of large firms, which has been in development for years, has reached its final stages.

Egyptian female cyclists pedal for acceptance

2015-01-26 11:44

More and more women in Egypt are deciding to use bicycles as a form of transport, even though socially it is unacceptable in Egypt for a girl to ride a bicycle in the street.

Topless ‘Page 3’ returns to Britain's The Sun

2015-01-22 14:35

British tabloid The Sun has published a photo of a winking topless model, rebutting reports it had ended the controversial tradition that has featured in the newspaper since 1970.


Dad, brother, uncle arrested in India after rape

2015-04-11 14:45

The father, uncle and brother of a 16-year-old girl in eastern India have been arrested after being accused of raping her repeatedly, police say.

Chelsea Manning recounts struggle with gender identity

2015-04-09 13:12

Chelsea Manning, the US soldier imprisoned for spilling state secrets, has said in an interview that much of her life has been marked by a lonely anguish over her gender identity.

Camera in changing room - 4 arrested

2015-04-03 22:41

Four have been arrested at a niche boutique in India after a hidden camera was found in the women's changing room.

Indian cardinal demands ‘swift justice’ in nun rape case

2015-03-18 16:57

The head of the Catholic church in India has demanded swift justice for an elderly nun who was raped during a robbery at a convent, amid growing anger at the lack of arrests over the attack.

UN officials: Women are key in tackling disaster

2015-03-16 14:13

Women are far more exposed to disasters than men given their frontline roles in the home and in healthcare, the UN says, arguing that improving gender equality is key to saving lives.

No country has reached gender equality - UN

2015-03-06 09:03

The head of the UN agency promoting equality for women is lamenting that a girl born today will be an 81-year-old grandmother before she has the same chance as a man to be CEO of a company.

Woman wins award for best drama at Saudi Film Festival

2015-02-25 20:38

A female Saudi film-maker won an award for best drama at the Saudi Film Festival, the chief juror says, hailing a higher quality of entries despite the kingdom's cinema ban.

UN: Girls face rising violence in fight for education

2015-02-09 20:05

High-profile attacks such as the abduction of 300 schoolgirls by Boko Haram in Nigeria and the shooting of Malala Yousafzai in Pakistan are a fraction of what is suffered by girls trying to get an education, the UN human rights office says.

Turkish man guilty of killing wife for giving birth to a girl

2015-01-22 16:42

A Turkish man has been given a life sentence for electrocuting his wife in her sleep because he was angry at the fact that she had given birth to a daughter instead of a son.

The Sun ends topless page 3

2015-01-20 14:15

Britain's best-selling newspaper The Sun has quietly dropped photos of topless women from page 3, ending a controversial tradition that has lasted decades in a move hailed by feminist campaigners.

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