womens rights

  • 5 Jan 2019

    Women in Iran can be arrested for dancing or riding a bike – but there is some evidence that public life is starting to change as many wage a quiet battle for equality in the clothes they wear and the jobs they do. One of them is Bita Bagheri, a working mother who has forged…

  • 10 Aug 2018

    Anti-abortion campaigners have been celebrating their narrow victory this week in Argentina – after the country’s senate defeated a bill which would have legalised terminations during the first 14 weeks of pregnancy. 

  • 27 May 2018

    We speak to the Egyptian author and feminist campaigner Nawal El Saadawi – who says danger has been a part of her life ever since she picked up a pen.

  • 27 May 2018

    Theresa May has congratulated Irish voters on their decision to liberalise abortion laws – but she’s now under pressure to reform Northern Ireland’s strict laws too, with MPs across the political spectrum calling for the “anomaly” to be resolved.

  • 26 May 2018

    Ireland votes a resounding ‘Yes’ to liberalising its strict abortion laws. Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said the country was united – calling it the “culmination of a quiet revolution”.

  • 8 Mar 2018

    It doesn’t have to be international Women’s Day for the gender pay gap to be a talking point these days. We’re just weeks away from all companies with more than 250 staff having to declare what their pay gap is between male and female staff. Many of those who’ve done it already have come in…

  • 18 Oct 2017

    Domestic violence shatters lives, yet more than 1,000 women have been turned away from refuges since the start of this year,  according to new figures. The Bureau of Investigative Journalism has also found that cash-strapped councils have cut their funding for domestic violence shelters by almost a quarter since 2010, leaving many vulnerable women with nowhere to go.…