Most Recent Content from: Girls & Women

  • Article: Somali Parliament Sparks Outrage With New Law That Permits Child Marriages

    Somali Parliament Sparks Outrage With New Law That Permits Child Marriages

    From Thomson Reuters Foundation|Aug. 12, 2020

    The law, which would allow girls to be married once they reach puberty, is “deeply flawed," says UN. Read more

  • Article: UN Women's Executive Director Sees a Path to Gender Equality in Spite of COVID-19

    UN Women's Executive Director Sees a Path to Gender Equality in Spite of COVID-19

    By Leah Rodriguez|Aug. 11, 2020

    “Together we can ensure that the pandemic is not an excuse to revert to traditional gender roles.” Read more

  • Feature: This Business Student-Turned-Engineer Is Transforming Afghanistan One Solar-Powered Food Cart at a Time

    This Business Student-Turned-Engineer Is Transforming Afghanistan One Solar-Powered Food Cart at a Time

    By Joe McCarthy|Aug. 11, 2020

    With these carts, women are overcoming gender barriers and gaining economic independence. Read more

  • Article: Rape Case Targets to Be Set in England and Wales Following Record-Low Prosecutions

    Rape Case Targets to Be Set in England and Wales Following Record-Low Prosecutions

    By James Hitchings-Hales|Aug. 10, 2020

    Rape prosecutions and convictions have hit record lows. So the government is intervening. Read more

  • Article: African Activists Fight Violence Against Women One Law at a Time

    African Activists Fight Violence Against Women One Law at a Time

    From Thomson Reuters Foundation|Aug. 6, 2020

    In southern Africa, female activists are pushing for change to protect women from domestic abuse. Read more

  • Article: New Zealand Abusers Turn Activists to Stop Domestic Violence

    New Zealand Abusers Turn Activists to Stop Domestic Violence

    From Thomson Reuters Foundation|Aug. 6, 2020

    Men in New Zealand, some of them ex-abusers, are campaigning against domestic violence Read more

  • Feature: This South African Nuclear Physicist Is Breaking Down Barriers for Girls in Science

    This South African Nuclear Physicist Is Breaking Down Barriers for Girls in Science

    By Lerato Mogoatlhe|Aug. 6, 2020

    Senamile Masango has already made history at the biggest science institution in the world. Read more

  • Article: Hundreds of Girls and Women Have Disappeared in Peru During COVID-19 Pandemic

    Hundreds of Girls and Women Have Disappeared in Peru During COVID-19 Pandemic

    From Thomson Reuters Foundation|Aug. 5, 2020

    More than 900 women and girls have gone missing in Peru during its coronavirus lockdown. Read more