"“This is a Christian country... If you go to Turkey or Saudi Arabia and start to discredit Islam, the reaction will be the same”"
Student who fled to Austria from Chechnya
"This study shows how governments in Europe ... are fuelling dangerous climate change and air pollution with taxpayers’ money.""
Overseas Development Institute
"Thousands of seeds of a single species can be kept alive for tens or hundreds of years""
Maria Manuela Sim-Sim
Curator, Seed Bank A. L. Belo Correia
"He has independence at his core. It is not something that he has improvised"
Friend of Carles Puigdemont
"There will be no cheating. The process is set in a way that you can't cheat. Even at the precinct, the walls of the precinct or the doors of the polling places we will have the results posted."
"“My family are talking about Catalan independence in a WhatsApp group and it’s like hmmmm, I’m going to shut up,”"
"Sound needs to endure"
Music Director, Berlin Staatsoper
"It is so important for me, I have got the gold medal!"
Asian Games swimming champion, China
Central African Republic
Femicide is essential to genocide.
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The Russian parliament’s lower house the Duma has overwhelming backed a draft law that would ease some penalties for domestic violence.
The German government has approved new legislation that will force companies to be more transparent about salaries paid to male and female employees.
The new police unit are looking for six perpetrators of non-European appearance in relation to the New Year's Eve attacks against 18 women.
A state minister in India dismisses claims of sexual assaults in Bengaluru as young men copying western behaviour and clothing
French President Francois Hollande has taken the unusual step of pardoning a woman who killed her husband after enduring decades of
Authorities in Berlin say they have arrested the man suspected of kicking a woman down a flight of stairs in an underground station in the German capital.
A spokesman for the governor of Kandahar says the women were in charge of searching female travellers at Kandahar airport.
The UN is kicking off two weeks of actions to raise awareness of the large-scale cost to societies of psychological, physical and sexual violence against women and…
Turkey’s governing AK Party is withdrawing a controversial bill on underage marriage.
Opposition and rights groups have said the legislation could allow men accused of sexually abusing girls to avoid punishment.
Mukhtaran Mai dedicated campaigner for women's rights
As Iraqi forces close in on the militant-held city of Mosul, a support centre for women and girls in Dahuk is gearing up to receive women and girls who have been held captive and sexually…
MEPs have decided that two Yazidi women are the winners of the EU’s annual human rights prize.
The horror of life in the clutches of ISIL has been described by a 12-year-old girl, one of a group of Eritrean female captives of the extremists to have been freed by pro-government forces in…