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Jeddah: Saudi Arabia witnessed a history on Sunday when women in the nation were allowed to drive, ending an age-old driving ban on the eves. more
Stigmatized, shunned and shamed, International Widows’ Day draws attention to their unique needs

New York: The loss of a spouse or partner is often devastating, but for many women it is magnified by a “long-term struggle” for basic needs, human rights and dignity, accordi ...

Women's rights face global pushback from conservativism, fundamentalism – UN experts warn

New York: Women’s rights are under threat from a “backlash” of conservatism and fundamentalism around the world, a United Nation panel warned on Friday.

#MeToo wave hits Australia, country to launch nationwide probe on workplace harassment

Canberra: The #MeToo movement, which has been successful in galvanising countries across the globe for months now, has finally reached Australian shores.

‘Spotlight Initiative’ can make violence against women a thing of the past, says UN deputy chief

New York: The launch of a new partnership between the United Nations and European Union, is an essential tool to make violence against women and girls “a thing of the past”, s ...

Children ‘as young as one’ involved in US separation of migrant families – UN rights office

New York: The current policy in the United States of separating “extremely young children” from their asylum-seeker or migrant parents along the country’s southern borde ...

Denmark says no to burqa and niqab in public spaces

Copenhagen: Denmark has become the latest European nation to pass a law that effectively bans certain face coverings, including the burqa and niqab, from August 1, reports said on Thursda ...

Abortion: Savita Halappanavar, the Indian who forced a rule change in Ireland

Dublin: A majority of Irish women are overjoyed after the country made abortion legal in Ireland, abolishing the age-old Eighth Amendment.

Irish abortion referendum: Over 70 percent wants repeal

Dublin: Exit polls in the recent Ireland polls over abortion have suggested that the majority of the population have voted for the repeal of the Eighth Amendment.

Anti-abortion posters surface in Rome, face backlash from women

Rome: Anti-abortion posters linking it with femicide have appeared in Italy's capital city Rome, inviting scathing criticism from women.