women’s rights

UK woman in Cyprus gang rape case gets suspended sentence
World

UK woman in Cyprus gang rape case gets suspended sentence

PARALIMNI, Cyprus (AP) — A Cyprus court on Tuesday handed a four-month suspended sentence to a 19-year-old British woman who…
Prosecutors release suspects in Mansoura mob sexual harassment case
Egypt

Prosecutors release suspects in Mansoura mob sexual harassment case

Egyptian prosecutors released on Saturday evening seven suspects in a mob sexual harassment case of two young women in Egypt’s…
Egypt’s top court says ‘Urfi’ marriage of minors is a violation of children’s rights
Egypt

Egypt’s top court says ‘Urfi’ marriage of minors is a violation of children’s rights

Egypt’s Supreme Administrative Court said on Sunday that “Urfi” (unregistered) marriages of minors represent a violation of children’s rights and…
Egypt arrests 17 suspects over mob sexual harassment incident
Egypt

Egypt arrests 17 suspects over mob sexual harassment incident

Daqahliya authorities have arrested 17 people over their involvement in an incident of mass sexual harassment in Egypt, after a…
In an Indian village, a woman’s killing and alleged rape opens caste divides
World

In an Indian village, a woman’s killing and alleged rape opens caste divides

HINDU NAGAR, India (Reuters) — When the young woman limped toward shopkeeper Ravindra Prakash, pleading for help on a dark…
Over 1,000 women take feminist anthem to Chile’s streets
World

Over 1,000 women take feminist anthem to Chile’s streets

More than a thousand women have taken the feminist anthem “A Rapist In Your Way” into the streets of Chile’s…
Finland grants Egyptian-Finnish Women’s rights activist Soraya Bahgat Special Recognition Award
Egypt

Finland grants Egyptian-Finnish Women’s rights activist Soraya Bahgat Special Recognition Award

Finland granted Egyptian-Finnish women’s rights activist Soraya Bahgat the “Hän Honor” Special Recognition Award for her devoted efforts to promoting gender…
A tattoo at a time, Afghan woman takes on society’s taboos
Middle East

A tattoo at a time, Afghan woman takes on society’s taboos

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A female tattoo artist, a rarity in Afghanistan, is taking a big risk with every customer…
Sold to China as a bride, she came home on brink of death
World

Sold to China as a bride, she came home on brink of death

MAZAIKEWALE, Pakistan (AP) — Sold by her family as a bride to a Chinese man, Samiya David spent only two…
Egypt opens new shelter for battered women in Giza
Society

Egypt opens new shelter for battered women in Giza

Egypt’s Ministry of Social Solidarity opened on Tuesday a new center hosting and mentoring battered women in Giza. The center…
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