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…
Opposition and rights groups have said the legislation could allow men accused of sexually abusing girls to avoid punishment.
Pope Francis has indefinitely granted to all Roman Catholic priests the power to forgive abortion, a right previously reserved for bishops or special confessors.
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…
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…
The UN's choice of Wonder Woman to become an honorary ambassador for gender equality has not met with everyone's approval.
Belgium finds taking on forced marriage and domestic violence is a complex task fraught with dangers.
It’s a potentially lethal practice that has been going on for generations, mainly in Africa, but also in the Middle East and Asia.
Inspector Wendy Bird, lead officer for female genital mutilation (FGM) at West Midlands Police in England, talks to Euronews about law enforcement operations and the difficulties in bringing…
Naana Otoo-Oyortey, Executive Director of FORWARD (Foundation for Women’s Health Research and Development), tells Euronews about the importance of building awareness and trust in UK communities, to ta
Unnur Bra Konradsdottir, MP for Iceland’s Independence Party, breastfed her baby girl while giving a speech at the Althingi Parliament today.
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Mass street protests have forced a government rethink. An estimated 100,000 women dressed in black and took to the streets throughout Poland on Monday.
Polish women took to the streets on Monday in protest at a government bill that would lead to a total ban on abortion, even for rape victims.
Thousands of people decked in black clothes have taken to the streets of Warsaw to protest against a total ban on abortion in Poland.
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