Trump: 100 days that shook the world- and the activists fighting back

Three months in, the future is totally unpredictable. But a dramatic fightback is under way. Four activists tell us how they are adapting to the new normal Naomi Wolf, author, political journalist and cofounder of DailyClout: Trump didnt do this. You did this. Your own inaction brought us precisely here The first 100 days of…

Virtually a third of Japan’s girls ‘sexually harassed at work’

Survey presenting women were touched inappropriately and pressed for sexuality deals blow to efforts to support female workers Almost a third of Japanese women have been sexually harassed at work, according to a government report that deals another jolt to attempts to boost women role in the workplace. More than half of those women said…

Professor forced into hiding by death threats over Brazil abortion hearing

Campaigner involved in case that could lead to legal abortion in first 12 weeks of pregnancy enters protection programme Days before a Brazilian supreme court hearing on a move that could eventually decriminalise abortion in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, a leading feminist campaigner is in hiding after receiving death threats. Debora Diniz, a…

UN recurs criticism of Ireland’s ‘cruel and inhumane’ abortion laws

Human rights committee discoveries in favour of Siobhn Whelan, who was denied abortion despite fatal foetal disorder diagnosis The United Nations has again ruled that Irelands abortion laws have subjected a woman to cruel, inhumane and degrading treatment. It is the second time in 12 months that the UNs human rights committee has denounced the…

Has # MeToo gone too far, or not far enough? The answer is both | Laura Kipnis

What is at stake in Catherine Deneuves recent letter in Le Monde attacking the feminist movement? Its a question of where you draw the line Catherine Deneuve Opinion Has # MeToo gone too far, or not far enough? The answer is both Laura Kipnis What is at stake in Catherine Deneuve’s recent letter in Le…

Google creates 13 emoji to represent working women

Google has proposed adding 13 new female emoji that “better reflect the pivotal roles girls play in the world.” Image: tyler essary/ mashable Spend any time tapping out emoji and you’ve probably noticed that girls are confined to three principal roles: bride, princess and dancer. While these are lovely things to be, the limited selection…

Don’t let Trump derail gender equality talks, experts caution G7 leaders

Gender council members insist leaders must honour plans to discuss equality despite tensions over US tariffs Members of the G7′ s first gender advisory board have vowed that talks about US tariffs will not overshadow deliberations about women’s empowerment as they prepare to meet world leaders this weekend. Justin Trudeau made the advisory council to…

The Honest Truth About Finding Your Forever Person Too Early

Finding your forever person is hard enough, but finding them five or ten years too early is heartbreaking to say the least. Finding your forever person is like finding your soulmate. Seemingly impossible, but when you find it, you grab onto it with all the strength that you have. And when you find that kind…

No pain relief , no working water: the perils of childbirth in Tanzania | Leah McLaren

Natural birth is the only option for many females here, and though dedicated midwives do their best, the risk of infection and sepsis is high At the Nyarugusu medical dispensary in north-west Tanzania, Eva Paulo, 23, is in her 36 th hour of labour. She paces barefoot in circles around the dusty yard behind the…

Women seek islands of refuge in Papua New Guinea’s sea of violence | Helen Davidson

For women in Papua New Guinea, violence at home is horribly normal. Local charities are trying to provide shelters in the absence of government support In a room in Lae, Paula sits on the floor, Julie on a lounge. Caseworkers and support staff are on seats, and barefoot children peer at the newcomers. The children…