Rage boils over amid Argentina’s unrelenting femicide crisis

Buenos Aires, Argentina – The women huddle close, crane their necks and take photos of the ornate advertising stand in the core of Argentina’s capital city that has been papered over with posters of men accused or convicted of murdering women. The word “FEMICIDA” – woman killer – screams out in large black letters under […]

Number of women on UK boards up 50%, but parity challenges remain

The number of women on the boards of directors of the UK’s 350 top publicly traded firms has jumped by more than 50 percent since 2015, but women are still underrepresented in senior executive roles. Women now hold more than a third of the seats on the boards of the United Kingdom’s biggest companies, meeting […]

Why does Western media exploit women?

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Calls to help US women falling out of labour force grow louder

More than one-third of parents, mostly women, have yet to return to the workforce, largely because of childcare needs. As women have left the U.S. workforce in droves, in what some economists have deemed the first female recession, calls for structural changes to support them are growing louder. Since the pandemic took hold, more than […]

‘Crisis within a crisis’: Violence against women surges in Fiji

Suva, Fiji – Much of archipelagic Fiji was forced indoors by lockdowns and a nationwide curfew in March last year when the South Pacific nation recorded its first case of COVID-19. The quick and decisive action by legislators was successful in helping contain the spread of a highly contagious virus and received international praise. But […]

Philippine security forces arrest nine women with extremist ties

KABUL: The number of civilians killed and wounded in violence across war-weary Afghanistan fell by 15 percent last year compared to 2019, according to a United Nations report released Tuesday.The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan and the UN Human Rights Office attributed the drop in civilian casualties in part to an apparent tactical change by […]

Women linked to Abu Sayyaf suicide bombings arrested in Sulu

At least nine women, including the three daughters of the acting Abu Sayyaf Group leader, have been arrested in a series of raids, the Philippines military said on Tuesday, as the government steps up efforts to go after armed fighters accused of carrying out a string of deadly bombings in the southern province of Sulu. […]

As Pandemic Took Hold, Suicide Rose Among Japanese Women

TOKYO — Not long after Japan ramped up its fight against the coronavirus last spring, Nazuna Hashimoto started suffering panic attacks. The gym in Osaka where she worked as a personal trainer suspended operations, and her friends were staying home at the recommendation of the government. Afraid to be alone, she would call her boyfriend […]

Saudi women can join military in latest widening of rights

The kingdom said in 2019 it would allow women to leave the country without permission from a male relative. Women in Saudi Arabia can now take up arms and enter the military, the latest profession in the kingdom to open up to female recruits. Saudi Arabian women can be employed as soldiers, lance corporals, corporals, sergeants, and […]

Venezuelan Women Lose Access to Contraception, and Control of Their Lives

Not all abortions with misoprostol are this painful or risky. Doctors recommend that women take misoprostol with another drug, mifepristone, which prepares the body for the process, making the procedure easier. But mifepristone is difficult to find in Venezuela, and so most women do it the hard way. When Jessika came to, her friends urged […]

Florida women dressed as ‘grannies’ fail in vaccination attempt

The women are accused of altering the birth years on their vaccination applications and were turned away. Two women who dressed as senior citizens in an attempt to get COVID-19 vaccinations were turned away and issued trespass warnings in Orlando, Florida, officials said. Dr Raul Pino, the state health officer in Orange County, where Orlando […]

South Carolina bans most abortions, Planned Parenthood sues

Republicans hope conservative-leaning US Supreme Court will consider overturning federal abortion protections. South Carolina became the latest US state to ban most abortions on Thursday, setting up another legal fight that could end up in the US Supreme Court. “There’s a lot of happy hearts beating across South Carolina right now,” Republican Governor Henry McMaster […]

US gender pay gap persists even in top roles, study finds

The highest-paid women earned 84.6 cents for every dollar earned by men in 2019, up from 81.5 cents in 2015, shows data from major US companies analysed by Morningstar Inc in a new paper. Even women who make it to the top ranks of United States corporations face a persistent pay gap compared with men […]

Japan’s ruling party wants women – not their views – at meetings

Liberal Democratic Party proposes allowing female legislators join key party meetings as observers, amid growing complaints over sexism. After a sexism row sparked by Tokyo Olympics chief’s saying women talked too much at meetings, Japan’s ruling party has said it wants women to attend key meetings – but only if they do not talk. Under […]

Is it safe for pregnant women to have a COVID-19 vaccine?

Last week, my sister who is an NHS dentist, told me she was going to get her first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. While we spoke on the phone, she said she was a little apprehensive about getting it. When I asked her why she said two of the dental nurses at her surgery were […]

Hajiya Gambo Sawaba: ‘The most jailed Nigerian female politician’

Stories from the life of Hajiya Gambo Sawaba, one of northern Nigeria’s most important female political activists, who was born on this day in 1933, have become the stuff of folklore. According to one, her fighting spirit was evident when, as a young girl growing up in northern Nigeria in the 1930s and 40s, she […]

Annual march honours missing, murdered Indigenous women in Canada

On 30th anniversary of Vancouver march, advocates call for action to stem violence against Indigenous women and girls. Over 100 people marched through downtown Vancouver, Canada, on Sunday afternoon as part of an annual event to honour and remember Indigenous women and girls who have been murdered and gone missing across the country. Banging drums […]

Billionaire girls club: Dating app CEO’s success story

A company catering to women and led by women has made its 31-year-old female founder a billionaire. Bumble Inc., the owner of the dating app where women make the first move, sold shares in its upcoming trading debut at $43, valuing Chief Executive Officer Whitney Wolfe Herd’s stake at more than $900 million and lifting her overall […]

The Saudi women’s rights activists who remain behind bars

Saudi activist Loujain al-Hathloul was released from prison on Wednesday, but several others remain in detention. Over the past three years, Saudi Arabia has detained hundreds it sees as dissenters – including activists like Loujain al-Hathloul – but it has begun provisionally releasing some as it comes under pressure from the United States. The detentions […]

India’s spending on women’s safety ‘grossly inadequate’: Oxfam

Fund named after 23-year-old woman raped and killed in 2012 low on resources and under-utilised, report finds. Nearly a decade since the gang rape and murder of a student on a bus shocked India, state spending to combat violence against women and girls is “grossly inadequate”, Oxfam India said on Tuesday. Funds earmarked for setting […]

Inside Nigeria’s illegal backstreet abortion clinics

It was shortly before noon on Friday, September 2, 2016. As an unrelenting downpour fell on D-line, an urban residential area of Port Harcourt, the capital of Rivers State, Ann* sought shelter in a nearby church, while her boyfriend paid the cab driver. Then they entered a nondescript, unfinished one-storey building. Ann was 17 and […]

‘I won’t be silent’: Women in Kuwait speak out against harassment

Women in Kuwait are defying conservative norms and a culture of “shame” to speak out against harassment for the first time, in a social media campaign sparked by a popular fashion blogger. Dozens of testimonies about being stalked, harassed or assaulted have emerged online, mainly from the Instagram account “Lan Asket”, Arabic for “I will […]

Thailand legalises early abortions; pro-choice groups want more

Thailand’s parliament has passed changes to the country’s criminal code, giving women full abortion rights in the first trimester of their pregnancy, almost a year after a top court ruled that existing curbs ran counter to the constitution. Pro-choice groups have met the move with muted praise. They say the amendments do not go far […]