International News
2016.06.13
With men gone, women shake up farming in rural Nepal
With their husbands joining the 2.2 million Nepalese who have gone to work in India and the Middle East, many Nepalese women have been left to manage agricultural activities that were traditionally men’s preserve
2016.06.08
Ontario wants at least 40 per cent women on provincial boards by 2019
2016.05.16
Unsafe sex threatens girls’ health worldwide. The prescription? Feminism
At the heart of every problematic sexual trend among young people is misogyny. We must approach world health through a feminist lens
2016.05.16
Women share flat-shoe photos in solidarity with dismissed receptionist
Labour MP Stella Creasy among those tweeting pictures after Nicola Thorp said she was sent home for not wearing heels
2016.05.16
FIFA names U.N. humanitarian expert Samoura as secretary general
The Senegalese becomes the first woman to be named as secretary general of soccer's world governing body FIFA
2016.05.08
Girls’ Clubs Having ‘Big and Meaningful’ Impacts on Young Women’s Empowerment
2016.05.04
'The Devil is in the Details': development, women's rights and religious fundamentalisms
Dealing with the escalation of violence against women across the world requires a wider adoption of a feminist approach to working at the nexus of development, religious fundamentalisms and women’s rights
2016.04.28
Hidden wounds
Female genital mutilation and excision (FGM/E) is on the rise in Guinea, says a new report issued by the UN Human Rights Office.
2016.04.15
The sexism that female expats are still having to endure
When Sheila Taylor moved from the UK to Brazil for work in 2014, she says that in terms of women's equality she often felt as if she had gone back in time to the 1950s.
2016.03.29
APEC Tracks Gender Inclusion in Asia-Pacific
“Mainstreaming gender equality and women’s empowerment is at the heart of APEC’s inclusiveness agenda,”
2016.03.25
World leaders accused of backtracking on gender equality commitments
Final negotiations at Commission on the Status of Women punctuated by claims some governments are trying to dilute finance for equality and sexual pledges
2016.03.25
The battle over the Feminist Library: history and community vs profit
The Feminist Library in London is threatened with eviction. If forced to move, the next generation of feminists and activists will be left without tangible access to their own history
2016.03.23
Rape testimony: pitting truths against rape culture
Women of the World (WOW) created a public, cultural space where women’s stories of survival and their manner of telling them expanded their particular narratives into the universal and political.
2016.03.18
Cambodia: UN rights expert launches fact-finding mission on women and indigenous peoples
2016.03.18
Russia’s list of banned jobs for women violated woman’s rights, needs amending – UN experts
2016.03.14
CSW: groundbreaking US support for sexual rights
As the 60th UN Commission on the Status of Women opens in New York, the decision by the US to support sexual and reproductive health and rights - at last - presents a real opportunity to move the agenda forward.
2016.02.26
“Break the cycle of silence and acceptance of violence against women” – UN expert urges Georgia
2016.02.18
Japanese city recognises same-sex unions
The Mie Prefecture in the city of Iga has said it will be issuing partnership certificates to same-sex couples from April.
2016.01.22
UN announces first-ever High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment
Eminent experts to highlight the interactions between economic growth and gender to galvanize political will and leadership to implement the Sustainable Development Goals
2016.01.20
Peru compensates woman in historic UN Human Rights abortion case
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