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The Polish parliament has rejected draft legislation to allow abortion until the end of the 12th week of pregnancy by 240 votes to 173.
Despite being illegal in Europe, thousands of people are still at risk of being forced into an unwanted marriage. Insiders would like to produce a
Egypt announced this weekend it intends to tighten legislation against Female Genital Mutilation, and has published a proposed law that will hit anyone performing the operation with up to seven years
An item of swim wear has become a defining issue in the early days of the race for the French presidency.
Demonstrators have been out in force in the Peruvian capital Lima, demanding an end to violence against women.
In Porto, Portugal’s second largest city, it is not difficult to find women who complain about being harrassed on the streets.
Euronews, Sophie Claudet: In your study, published in 2014, we read that one in two women in the EU have been sexually harassed; and that Sweden and Denmark top the list with 80 and 81 percent of wome
Allegations against a high-ranking member of France’s Green Party have once again shone the spotlight on sexual harassment in the workplace.
Hundreds of Argentine women came out in greater Buenos Aires Saturday (July 23) to rally in defence of their right to breastfeed in public whenever and wherever they…
“No means no” when it comes to rape – so says the German parliament after a unanimous vote.
He has already condemned abortion, called birth control “treason”, and told women they should have at least three children.
Seventeen women who have served as ministers in France say they will no longer keep quiet about sexual harassment in politics. The signatories span
Can your employer force you to wear high heels at work? Some are finding the legal ground on the topic is shaky – just like it can be when perched up
In this episode of Insiders we go to Poland where pro-life and pro-choice activists have taken their battle to the street. We then travel to Malta
On the streets of Poland a battle for the future of abortion is being fought. Maria had to make this decision alone a few years ago. The young woman
Insiders Editor-in-Chief Sophie Claudet interviewed reporter Valérie Gauriat about her report about abortion in Malta. Sophie Claudet: “Valerie
Malta is for now the EU’s last country where abortion is banned in all cases. While some are beginning to call for a public debate on women’s
Eleanor Borg is a psychotherapist, in charge of the HOPE programme for the pro-life foundation Gift of Life in Malta, which supports women in crisis
Andreana Dibben is a social policy worker, author of a thesis on teenage mothers in Malta. She analyses the reasons for which the maltese society so
Poland is poised to restrict abortion rights and Italy has been censured by the Council of Europe over the issue. Does this mark a shift in
An Iranian film maker follows his sister in her relentless quest to organise a public concert featuring female solo singers - which has been forbidden in Iran since the Islamic Revolution.
Om Waleed is a taxi driver. In fact she is the only woman driving a taxi in Cairo. She has broken a huge taboo and put up with repeated harassment to
When it comes to defending the rights of women, and empowering them in society, a large part of the struggle is over the image portrayed in the
Crossing the road will never be the same again in the Spanish city of Valencia. From now on, female pedestrian lights will help people get to the
The UN began celebrating International Women's Day on 8 March during International Women's Year in 1975
Females in Turkey defied an official ban to mark International Women’s Day in Istanbul. The rally, ahead of the awareness day on Tuesday, March 8