#Women and Girls

  • Article: The UK’s Groundbreaking Domestic Abuse Bill Has Finally Passed.  Here’s What You Need to Know.

    The UK’s Groundbreaking Domestic Abuse Bill Has Finally Passed. Here’s What You Need to Know.

    By Helen Lock|July 8, 2020

    The bill is a landmark moment for protecting survivors of domestic abuse. Read more

  • Article: July’s Virtual Tour de France Will Include Women for the First Time in History

    July’s Virtual Tour de France Will Include Women for the First Time in History

    By Sarah El Gharib|July 2, 2020

    For over a century, the Tour has been a men-only event — but things are starting to change. Read more

  • Article: Thousands of Swiss Protesters Screamed Together as Part of a Gender Equality Protest

    Thousands of Swiss Protesters Screamed Together as Part of a Gender Equality Protest

    By Leah Rodriguez|June 16, 2020

    Protesters put pressure on the government to address gender-based violence and the pay gap. Read more

  • Article: All Nigerian States Declare State of Emergency Over Rape and Gender-Based Violence

    All Nigerian States Declare State of Emergency Over Rape and Gender-Based Violence

    By Akindare Okunola|June 16, 2020

    Governors also called on all states to immediately launch sex offender registries. Read more

  • Article: Nigerians Are Turning to Social Media to Condemn Widespread Sexual Violence, Inequality, and Police Brutality

    Nigerians Are Turning to Social Media to Condemn Widespread Sexual Violence, Inequality, and Police Brutality

    By Akindare Okunola|June 4, 2020

    Online protests have become a veritable tool for Nigerians to demand accountability from leaders. Read more

  • Article: Killing of Women in Argentina Reaches 10-Year High in COVID-19 Lockdown

    Killing of Women in Argentina Reaches 10-Year High in COVID-19 Lockdown

    From Thomson Reuters Foundation|May 20, 2020

    Violence against women has been increasing during lockdowns, while help and support are limited. Read more

  • Article: Hundreds of Ethiopian Girls Saved From Child Marriage Amid Coronavirus Lockdowns

    Hundreds of Ethiopian Girls Saved From Child Marriage Amid Coronavirus Lockdowns

    From Thomson Reuters Foundation|May 15, 2020

    More than 500 girls have been rescued from child marriage in Ethiopia since schools closed. Read more

  • Article: Lack of Family Planning Access Due to COVID-19 Could Cause a Rise in Unintended Pregnancies in Indonesia

    Lack of Family Planning Access Due to COVID-19 Could Cause a Rise in Unintended Pregnancies in Indonesia

    By Leah Rodriguez|May 14, 2020

    A decline in contraceptives use could result in a 15% increase. Read more