Women Headlines

  • Pakistan torn as women’s day march sparks wave of ‘masculine anxiety’

    Public figures spoke of humiliation and rape threats surged online after rally posters hit too close to home for some men One poster read: “Keep your dick pics to yourself.” Another had a drawing of a vagina and two ovaries and the words: “Grow a pair!” A third said, “If you like the headscarf so much, tie it around your eyes.” The posters featured at women’s day marches across Pakistan last week, and were just a handful among hundreds that highlighted fundamental rights issues such as access to...

    the Guardian
  • then became a survivor of domestic abuse

    As a young girl, I was considered a gifted child.

    The Telegraph
  • Mind the gender pay gap: Berlin women to get public transport discount

    Gender-specific “Frauenticket” will be 21% cheaper than usual and available on 18 March in stunt to flag German pay gap Women travelling on Berlin’s metro, buses or trams will pay 21% less than men next Monday in a stunt to boost the visibility of Germany’s gaping gender pay gap. The city’s public transport operator, BVG, said its “Frauenticket” will be available on 18 March only, to mark Equal Pay Day in Germany. Under the slogan “Mind the pay gap”, it said its cut-price ticket was intended to...

    the Guardian
  • French gynaecologists' union threatens to stop performing abortions

    Health minister calls protest about lack of medical insurance ‘taking women hostage’ A French gynaecologists’ union has threatened to halt pregnancy terminations in an attempt to force the country’s health minister to meet disgruntled doctors. The Syngof union wrote to its 1,600 members calling them to be prepared to stop carrying out abortions to “make ourselves heard” and force the government’s hand. Continue reading

    the Guardian
  • 16 year old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

    The nomination comes days before the global #FridaysForFuture march on climate change

    The Independent
  • 'Sexist' photo criticised for depicting girl as nurse and boy as doctor

    ‘The children are cute. The sexism on their backs is NOT’

    The Independent