"If the bill on Supreme Court is passed, the coffin called rule of law will be shut definitely"
Ex-head, Poland's Constitutional Tribunal
""In the book of life every page has two sides: we human beings fill the upper side with our plans, hopes and wishes, but providence writes on the other side, and what it ordains is seldom our goal." Nizami Ganjavi"
"We laugh with Ariodante, we suffer, we cry with Ariodante."
"You have to become Superman, in the sense that you have to fly, literally."
"My parents got me out of bed in the middle of night to go and watch the landing"
Franck de Winne
Head of the European Astronaut Centre
"Our discovery reveals how small stars can be."
Master's Student, University of Cambridge
"MEPs don’t feel that they are doing anything which their constituents would care about."
Ex-UK parliament administrator
"All of us [...] must make sure that the local people are aware of [...] the partnership with the Chinese and they must benefit from every inch of what the Chinese people are bringing."
Central African Republic
Femicide is essential to genocide.
A group of 43 women dressed to depict “La Llorona” or “The Weeping Woman” took part in a street theatre performance in Mexico City on Saturday, designed to act as a poignant reminder of a tragic…
Babies are among the victims of female genital mutilation (FGM), campaigners claim, reflecting a growing trend of younger girls being targeted.
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What could drive a mother to douse her own daughter in petrol and set her alight?
The country's lower house has passed a bill decriminalising some forms of domestic violence. It will make battery of a relative a civil and not criminal offence when the victim suffered no serious har
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…