#women's rights

  • Article: Activists in Saudi Arabia Could Serve 5 Years in Prison Just for Talking About Women’s Rights

    Activists in Saudi Arabia Could Serve 5 Years in Prison Just for Talking About Women’s Rights

    By Leah Rodriguez|March 12, 2020

    The country’s criminal court charged 10 activists for violating cyber-crime laws. Read more

  • Article: Canada Commits $300 Million to Launch Global Gender Equality Fund

    Canada Commits $300 Million to Launch Global Gender Equality Fund

    By Jackie Marchildon  and  Gaëlle Langué|June 3, 2019

    Minister Monsef said a new fund makes Canada the top investor in women’s rights organizations. Read more

  • Article: Doctors in Rural India Advise Unnecessary Hysterectomies, Driving Families Into Debt

    Doctors in Rural India Advise Unnecessary Hysterectomies, Driving Families Into Debt

    From Thomson Reuters Foundation|May 8, 2019

    Doctors scammed village women into having the costly procedure for minor ailments. Read more

  • Article: Countries Are Resisting Women's Rights Citing 'Family Values,' UN Official Says

    Countries Are Resisting Women's Rights Citing 'Family Values,' UN Official Says

    From Thomson Reuters Foundation|May 7, 2019

    A 1995 international agreement to promote gender equality fails to yield positive results. Read more

  • Article: This New Coalition Is Using Millions of Dollars to Fight Sexual Harassment

    This New Coalition Is Using Millions of Dollars to Fight Sexual Harassment

    By Jerica Deck|March 15, 2019

    Less than 2% of foundation funds in the US are allocated toward curbing gender-based violence. Read more

  • Article: Protests Erupt After Sexual Assault Videos Go Viral in India

    Protests Erupt After Sexual Assault Videos Go Viral in India

    From Thomson Reuters Foundation|March 14, 2019

    The number of crimes against women reported to police in India rose by 83% from 2007 to 2016. Read more

  • Article: Somali Refugee's Fight Against 'Silent Killer' of FGM Inspires New Film

    Somali Refugee's Fight Against 'Silent Killer' of FGM Inspires New Film

    From Thomson Reuters Foundation|Feb. 27, 2019

    Somalia has the world's highest rate of FGM, affecting 98% of women. Read more

  • Article: 7 Grammy-Winning Artists Who Have Stood Up for Girls & Women

    7 Grammy-Winning Artists Who Have Stood Up for Girls & Women

    By Sophie Maes  and  Jerica Deck|Feb. 7, 2019

    These superstars are breaking boundaries and empowering women and girls around the world. Read more