#Women's Rights

  • Article: Rape Conviction Rates Rise 75% in Sweden After Change in the Law

    Rape Conviction Rates Rise 75% in Sweden After Change in the Law

    From Thomson Reuters Foundation|July 1, 2020

    The country changed the legal definition of rape to sex without consent. Read more

  • Feature: 9 Top Tips From UK Activists on How They Fight for Gender Equality Every Day

    9 Top Tips From UK Activists on How They Fight for Gender Equality Every Day

    By James Hitchings-HalesImogen Calderwood  and  Helen Lock|March 6, 2020

    What do we do now to turn conversations on gender inequality into concrete action? Read more

  • Article: A Pepper Spray Campaign Is Training Women in South Africa to Defend Themselves

    A Pepper Spray Campaign Is Training Women in South Africa to Defend Themselves

    From Thomson Reuters Foundation|March 6, 2020

    A woman is murdered in South Africa every three hours. Read more

  • Article: The UN Secretary-General Just Called Gender Inequality 'Stupid'

    The UN Secretary-General Just Called Gender Inequality 'Stupid'

    By Catherine Caruso|Feb. 28, 2020

    He also said that women’s reproductive rights are currently under attack. Read more

  • Article: South African Hospitals 'Forcibly Sterilised' Pregnant Women With HIV: Report

    South African Hospitals 'Forcibly Sterilised' Pregnant Women With HIV: Report

    By Itumeleng Letsoalo|Feb. 27, 2020

    “You must be closed up because you HIV people like making babies and it just annoys us.” Read more

  • Article: Why Women in Zambia's Capital Joined the Women's March

    Why Women in Zambia's Capital Joined the Women's March

    By Lerato Mogoatlhe|Jan. 24, 2020

    Marchers filled the streets of Lusaka, uniting with the worldwide women’s march movement. Read more

  • Article: Michelle Williams Delivers Empowering Golden Globes Speech About Women's Rights

    Michelle Williams Delivers Empowering Golden Globes Speech About Women's Rights

    By Catherine Caruso|Jan. 6, 2020

    Access to reproductive health services is a proven way of reducing poverty. Read more

  • Article: 'When You Shine, the Whole World Is Illuminated,' Melinda Gates Tells Johannesburg Audience

    'When You Shine, the Whole World Is Illuminated,' Melinda Gates Tells Johannesburg Audience

    By Itumeleng Letsoalo|Dec. 6, 2019

    Gates joined journalist Redi Tlhabi to talk gender equality and her book "The Moment of Lift." Read more