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CAIRO (Reuters) - The Egyptian parliament on Monday approved harsher penalties for sexual harassment and related crimes and upgraded them to felony offences, aiming to curb sex-related assaults in a nation where women have long felt disadvantaged.
MADRID (Reuters) - The Spanish government approved a law on Tuesday to define all non-consensual sex as rape, part of a legislative overhaul that toughens penalties for sexual harassment and mandates more support systems for victims.
WHEN 17-year-old Ain Husniza Saiful Nizam spoke out against a teacher who joked about rape in class, she received a lot of backlash, including rape threats.
When men speak up against gender-based violence, other men are likely to take notice.
ADIGRAT/ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (Reuters) - The northern highlands of Ethiopia became a global byword for famine in the mid-1980s, when drought and conflict combined to create a disaster that killed as many as one million people. Now hunger is stalking the Tigray region again, and a senior UN official alleges that starvation is being used as a weapon of war.
PETALING JAYA: An old Health Ministry article containing misguided advice on how to avoid being sexually harassed at the workplace is being criticised by Hannah Yeoh.
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Seen from the air, the fragility of humanity as it must have been in the Holy Land in centuries past is plain to see - ancient monasteries clinging to precipices, tiny fishing boats on the Sea of Galilee, deserts gnawing at the edges of towns.
For women's groups, putting a stop to gender-based violence must include enacting more effective laws and improving education on gender equality.
PETALING JAYA: Those seeking better enforcement and protection against gender-based violence and discrimination will have to wait longer with the suspension of Parliament during the emergency.
(Reuters) - By the time anyone at the Milwaukee County Jail noticed Shade Swayzer had given birth alone in a filthy cell, her baby was dead.