Oral Contraceptive Pills (OCP) should be considered as an essential medicine not only because they have the function of contraception, but because these pills are … Read more
Mothers who were in paid work before lockdown are 47% more likely than fathers to have permanently lost their jobs or quit, new research in … Read more
Pregnant women in Britain are no more likely than other women to become severely ill with COVID-19, but most expectant mothers who do develop serious … Read more
The U.S. women’s soccer team’s claims for equal pay were dismissed by a court on Friday, handing a victory to the United States Soccer Federation.… Read more
As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, the number of women unable to access family planning, facing unintended pregnancies, gender-based violence and other harmful practices could … Read more
The European Parliament’s Women’s Rights committee Chair, Evelyn Regner, urged the EU and member states to increase support to victims of domestic violence during the
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Sunday night that there has been “a horrifying global surge in domestic violence” as fear of the coronavirus has … Read more
Despite decades of progress in closing the gender equality gap, close to nine out of 10 men and women around the world, hold some sort … Read more
Twenty-five years after the historic Beijing women’s conference in China – a milestone in advancing equal rights – violence against women and girls is not … Read more
Michelle Bachelet, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, has warned against complacency on women’s rights at an event marking the 25th anniversary of the … Read more
Scotland on Tuesday was poised to become the first country in the world to make sanitary products free to all women.
The country’s devolved parliament … Read more
Hundreds of people gathered in Mexico City on Friday to protest against the murder of a young woman with more protests planned over the weekend.… Read more
Filipino students dance during the ‘One Billion Rising’ campaign to demand an end to violence against women on Valentine’s Day inside an all-girl catholic school … Read more
All five women currently sailing on a submarine pose at the base of the Royal Dutch Navy in Den Helder, The Netherlands.
The Royal Netherlands … Read more
Pope Francis has appointed Dr Francesca Di Giovanni, currently an official of the Secretariat of State, as under-secretary for the Section for Relations with States.… Read more
View of the ‘Zapatos rojo’ (red shoes) part of an exhibition by Mexican Artist Emilia Chauvet, at the Zocalo of Mexico City, Mexico.
The artwork … Read more
Barack Obama states he believes women make better leaders than men, speaks about leaders stepping aside
If women ran every country in the world there would be a general improvement in living standards and outcomes, former US President Barack Obama has … Read more
Lieutenants Maria Cueva (L) and Jazmin Perez (R) pose during the graduation ceremony as combat pilots in Ecuador.
Lieutenants Maria Cueva and Jazmin Perez have … Read more
Women will no longer have to be segregated from men in restaurants in Saudi Arabia, according to the country’s government.
The announcement from the Saudi … Read more
Ahead of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November, the European Commission and High Representative Federica Mogherini issued the … Read more
Having concluded the High-level segment of the General Assembly, where heads of State or senior officials from 192 of the UN’s 193 Member States discussed … Read more
Saudi women no longer require a permission from a “male guardian” to travel or obtain a passport, a decree signed by King Salman bin Abdulaziz … Read more
82 women and girls are killed daily by someone whom they would normally trust and expect to care for them – UN Study
87,000 women worldwide were killed intentionally in 2017, and more than 50,000 were killed by intimate partners, a new study from the UN Office on … Read more
Women in the UK will be given help to start and grow companies as part of a new initiative from Microsoft.
The technology business has … Read more
Capt. Wendy Rexon and her daughter First Officer Kelly Rexon were the pilots behind the controls of a Delta Boeing 757 during a flight from … Read more
The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) has just published a large-scale survey on violence against women in eight different countries in … Read more
Saudi’s stance on women’s attendance during Italian Super Cup final in Saudi Arabia prompts sexism row
A Saudi ban on women fans from attending the Italian Super Cup final prompts sexism row. Unaccompanied women are only able to buy tickets for … Read more
Hundreds of people have attended the funeral of the Bulgarian television journalist Viktoria Marinova, as authorities said a murder suspect arrested in Germany would be … Read more
Marie Skłodowska Curie has been voted the woman who has made the most significant impact on world history.
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In a reader poll conducted by BBC
The Guardian reports that Dutch women who were given Viagra to increase the growth of their unborn child as part of a major drug trial … Read more
Euronews: Views on women’s place in British society have been greatly upended in the past few decades with a vast majority of Brits disagreeing with … Read more
AIPS MEDIA: “We are only women. Sport does also belong to us. We only want to work in peace. We only want respect”. With these … Read more
AP: Saudi women are in the driver’s seat for the first time in their country and steering their way through busy city streets just minutes … Read more
The New York Times reports that “Saudi Arabia is escalating its crackdown on activists who had pressed for the right of women to drive, bringing … Read more