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Nepal's new constitution sparks fury from women

Aug 03, 2015

Nepal's new constitution sparks fury from women

Nepal's proposed new constitution has sparked fury from women who say their citizenship, property and other rights are being curtailed by the document designed to draw a line under centuries of inequality. #Politics #World #NewsTracker #Nepal #Human Rights #Women's rights #Constitution
When a fashion choice gets you arrested: Morocco women tried for indecency

Jul 07, 2015

When a fashion choice gets you arrested: Morocco women tried for indecency

Hundreds of lawyers have registered to defend two women who went on trial in Morocco on Monday accused of "gross indecency" for wearing dresses considered provocative, an activist said. #World #Middle East #NewsTracker #Law #Morocco #Human Rights #Women's rights
Nepal agriculture minister resigns after sexual harassment claims

Jul 02, 2015

Nepal agriculture minister resigns after sexual harassment claims

Nepal's agriculture minister resigned Thursday following a storm of criticism after videos and photographs of him attempting to hug women during recent festival celebrations were posted online, officials said. #World #NewsTracker #Nepal #sexual assault #Women's rights #Hari Prasad Parajul #Khatmandu
Victory for gender equality cause: First female judge nominated to Afghan Supreme Court

Jun 30, 2015

Victory for gender equality cause: First female judge nominated to Afghan Supreme Court

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday nominated a female judge to sit on the Supreme Court in an unprecedented move that has angered some Islamic conservatives. #World #NewsTracker #Afghanistan #Supreme Court #Kabul #Gender equality #Women's rights #Shareworthy
Women's rights group shuts down after rising pressure from Chinese authorities

Jun 05, 2015

Women's rights group shuts down after rising pressure from Chinese authorities

A women's rights organization connected to five feminist activists said Friday it has been forced to shut down permanently because of mounting pressure from authorities. #China #NewsTracker #Women's rights #feminist
China frees 5 women's rights activists after month detention

Apr 14, 2015

China frees 5 women's rights activists after month detention

Chinese authorities have released five women's rights campaigners whose detentions for more than a month sparked an international outcry and underscored the government's tight restrictions on independent social activism. #China #NewsTracker #Government #Women's rights #campaign #Chinese authoriies #social activism
SC says woman in live-in relationship to be considered wife unless proven otherwise

Apr 13, 2015

SC says woman in live-in relationship to be considered wife unless proven otherwise

The Supreme Court has ruled that an unmarried couple living together under the same roof are now going to be presumed married, unless proven otherwise. #India #NewsTracker #Supreme Court #News #Women Rights #Married #live in #presumed
Afghanistan: Woman beaten to death for burning Quran; women activists carry her coffin

Mar 22, 2015

Afghanistan: Woman beaten to death for burning Quran; women activists carry her coffin

A woman from Afghanistan who was beaten to death by a mob was buried in Kabul on Sunday, her coffin carried aloft by women's rights activists. #World #ThatsJustWrong #Afghanistan #Kabul #Crimes against women #Afghan women #Afghanistan Women's Rights Activists
Gay Rights are way more advanced than women's rights: Madonna

Mar 12, 2015

Gay Rights are way more advanced than women's rights: Madonna

Madonna, who is currently busy promoting her new album Rebel Heart, says people are much open to gay community than women. #Madonna #Women's rights #Gay Rights #Rebel Heart
New 'anti-women' citizenship bill that targets single parents sparks anger in Nepal

Dec 24, 2014

New 'anti-women' citizenship bill that targets single parents sparks anger in Nepal

Nepal's parliament is proposing to bar all single parents from passing on their citizenship to their children in a new national constitution, sparking outrage among rights activists. #ThatsJustWrong #NewsTracker #Nepal #Women's rights #Nepal Parliament #Nepal Citizenship bill #Anti-women