It is now three years since the earthquake in Nepal, and women have successfully rebuilt their houses and rehabilitated their communities with the help of foreign aid
The Apatani tribe lives in the state of Arunachal Pradesh, in north-eastern India. The tribe lives mainly in the Ziro Valley, at an altitude of 1500m.
Pragya Singh had been married for only twelve days when a jilted man threw acid at her
Bhavna Chawla is an Indian surgeon with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)
For more than 70 years, women have been the primary victims of the ongoing conflict over the Kashmir territory
Family planning and contraception are unknown options for most of the women who live in the slums
The Pink Police Patrol have taken to the streets in Kerala’s cities to protect women and children from street violence and sexual harassment.
When Donald Trump won the US Presidential elections in November 2016, Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that Canada was open to asylum seekers and anyone who needed protection
Periods are natural. Women worldwide are often still made to feel ashamed about this aspect of their lives.
The Italian legislation about reproductive rights is hindering the right to abortion for many Italian women due to the practice of the so called conscientious objectors
In the first days of October 2017, Polish women marched to protest against the government and the restrictive abortion law
Women remain a minority in STEM fields
Decades after the end of Franco’s dictatorship, women in Spanish media are still represented, or underrepresented, in a way that does not reflect changes in society
The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) advocates that children’s best interest must be a top priority in all decisions and actions
Although the number of female protagonists is becoming higher, it’s still surprisingly low, with only 29 per cent of protagonists being female in 2016's top 100 Hollywood films
In Spain, more than 5000 women were in prison in 2014
Women are not making it to the top of any profession anywhere in the world. The numbers tell the story quite clearly...
The UK Supreme Court has upheld the ban on women from Northern Ireland receiving NHS-funded abortion services in England.
As Michelle Bachelet prepares for her departure from Chile’s Presidential Palace in Santiago, she leaves behind an influential precedent established with the motive to enhance women’s rights and equality through a number of legislative reforms.
Article 43 of the Constitution of Kenya guarantees to everyone ‘the right to the highest attainable standard of health, which includes the right to health care services, including reproductive health care’.
Although refugee camps are meant to be beacons of hope, refugee women in the Dadaab, Kenya, continue to be victims of one of the worst forms of gender-based violence, FGM.
The Philippines has ‘become the global epicentre of the live-stream sexual abuse trade, and many of the victims are children’.
Female Genital Mutilation has been qualified as violence against women and girls by the United Nations and under international human rights law
Somaliland's first Bill against rape passes through the Lower House
Prostitution in Thailand has been illegal since the 1996 Prevention and Suppression of Prostitution Act since 1996. Yet, the sex industry is booming due to a lack of law enforcement
In light of the Olympic Games in Pyeongchang and the joint participation of the Republic of Korea (South Korea) and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK, North Korea) under a unified Korean flag, it is easy to forget the tensions leading up to this event.
The Refugee Family Reunion Bill proposes to amend the current law that forces many families who have survived unimaginable atrocities to live apart
Today, Rohingya Muslims, an ethnic minority that mainly lives in the northern region of Rakhine State in Myanmar, are victims of a violent displacement, forced to seek refuge in neighbouring Bangladesh.
Article 14 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) recognises the right of persons to seek asylum from persecution in other countries
Reflecting on Australian women’s representation in political office and public life