Spanish law requires that the plaintiff in a rape case must present evidence of intimidation or specific violence.
Watch the latest installment from Luca Parmitano, ESA Astronaut, on what a busy week they had at the International Space Station.
As Belgium gets its first female prime minister, we take a look at how many EU countries have female leaders (clue you can count on one hand).
Pope Francis is to consider allowing married men in the remote Amazon region to be ordained as priests in order to solve problems over access to Mass
Germany's National Gallery is celebrating 100 years since women were admitted to the Berlin Academy of Arts. An exhibition is being held of works by female artists who defied the odds to produce art in the years before this.
Gender parity in Team Ursula and a dedicated portfolio for Equality are seen as moves to strengthen the position of women in the EU, but will it be enough?
Four hundred and forty pairs of high heel shoes hung on the walls of a building in central Istanbul to raise awareness against domestic violence
We look at the controversial debate raging in France about extending IVF to lesbians & single women and what the picture is elsewhere in Europe.
Iranian women have been banned from stadiums since the 1979 Islamic Revolution, however FIFA said it expects to see 'positive developments' starting with Iran's next home game in October.
The death of a female football fan has raised fresh concerns over the freedom of women inside the country.
Sahar Khodayari, an Iranian female football fan who tried to sneak into a stadium dressed as a man, has died after setting herself on fire last week.
In retrial, El Salvador acquits woman accused of killing her stillborn child
A series of new decrees passed on Friday stipulate that Saudi women will now be able to travel without the permission of men and will be given more control over family matters.
The "Edinburgh Seven" enrolled at university in 1869 but were prevented from graduating and qualifying as doctors after pressure and discrimination from their male peers.
Tempers flared last Friday when women sunbathing topless on the Isar river banks were told off by security guards.
Women in Switzerland went on strike on Friday in a nationwide protest calling for equal pay and an end to discrimination.
How one MP tried to convince others to back lowering Italy's tampon tax: "This does not only concern your wives and children. You will realise when you'll get to 60, I'm speaking to my male colleagues, you'll realise you'll need panty liners for incontinence or prostate problems, think ahead!"
Afghans have taken to social media to condemn the fatal shooting of a former television journalist and parliamentary advisor.
How Georgia pioneered women's rights movement in former Soviet states
A few weeks ago, Luxembourg hosted the first edition of the Stand, Speak, Rise up forum to end sexual violence in fragile environments. A platform designed “to connect stakeholders and survivors”
Viral photo puts Sudan's women protesters in spotlight
How to fight sexism in the #MeToo era? The Council of Europe starts with defining it
NASA has been forced to cancel its first ever all-female spacewalk over limited spacesuit sizes
A ticket will be offered to women today only that costs 21 per cent less than normal - the amount that women are paid less than men in Germany according to EU statistics.
Italy's top court has opened a probe into a sentence by an Ancona appeals court that found the victim in a rape case was "too ugly to be raped".
A leader from Poland's Law and Justice party called a recent LGBT declaration an "attack on children".