Deeply held beliefs around France being the birthplace of “courtly love” and a cradle of seduction may be holding the nation back from more aggressively pursuing issues around gender violence, advocates say.
The light was still dim when Monowara Begum (pictured) shuffled into her sandals and began her morning patrol. With a slight wheeze, the 44-year-old paced the alleyways, scowling behind gold-rimmed glasses as she listened for…
Kelvin Lim began working to raise awareness about human trafficking in 2009. He used music and organised events at schools and universities across Malaysia, sometimes accompanied by his band. Then, one day in 2016, a…
Cryptocurrencies offer vast potential for catching sexual predators—but it remains mostly untapped.
Filipina women interviewed across Asia, Europe and the Middle East lost jobs or had salaries cut since the pandemic — others were subjected to physical abuse.
Undocumented migrant women are cut off from critical support services inside Italy’s immigration detention center during the pandemic and are being deported despite their legal right to protection as a result.
Women across Poland have been at the heart of a protest movement railing against a ruling that would ban most abortions — the country’s largest protests since the end of Communism 30 years ago. Now…
As Covid-19 worsens the gender inequity in the Caribbean, the Barbadian prime minister is calling on the UK to pay up.
There is still no law against discrimination on the basis of gender in the Philippines, and, as a result, transgender people are subject to regular violence and abuse.
The lives—and livelihoods—of two women some 10,000 miles away from each other have become linked by a global pandemic that has not only crushed one of the world’s supply chains but economies, and millions of…
Teen pregnancy in Zimbabwe has skyrocketed during the pandemic. But a new law — and a change in mindset — promise to keep girls in school.
India’s microfinance sector promises to empower income-insecure women. But it is widening the gap between men and women’s access to opportunity.
‘Men’s Violence Will Outlive The Coronavirus’ — Push To End Global Spike In Abuse Against Women Amid the Pandemic
With half of the world’s population living under lockdown, millions of women around the world were trapped with an abusive partner.
While President Donald Trump’s defeat may have dealt a blow to his brand of “macho populism,” the phenomenon isn’t going away any time soon. And in many cases, it’s women themselves who are fueling it.
Anecdotal reports suggest teenage pregnancies are soaring in Kenya, resulting in unsafe late-term terminations and abandoned babies.
Colombia’s border closure due to COVID-19 left no safe way for Venezuelan migrants to cross the border, exposing more women to sexual abuse, kidnapping, trafficking and murder that is endemic along informal routes.
Globally, millions of women have missed breast cancer screening appointments because of paused services during the height of the pandemic in March and April. This means thousands of cancer cases could lie undetected.
How do governments and the wider medical community successfully immunise the entire world against COVID-19? The answer might just lie with women, who played an enormous role in eradicating wild polio across Africa.