‘We were not allowed to serve food to our fathers when we had our period’ | Women’s Rights

‘We were not allowed to serve food to our fathers when we had our period’ | Women’s Rights

“When I was young, a girl who got her first period was scared and frightened,” Burkinabe grandmother Marie, 73, tells her daughter, Aminata, and teenage granddaughter, Nassiratou, 18 – who calls her grandma “Yaaba”. The three women sit together beneath a tree in their village in west-central Burkina Faso, engaged…

Caitlin Clark scores 20 in first WNBA game but Indiana lose to Connecticut | Basketball News

Caitlin Clark scores 20 in first WNBA game but Indiana lose to Connecticut | Basketball News

Indiana Fever lost 92-71 to Connecticut Sun in the season opener that was sold out for Clark’s debut game in the WNBA. Caitlin Clark’s WNBA career officially began on the road with Indiana Fever’s 92-71 loss at the hands of the Connecticut Sun in the regular-season opener in Uncasville, Connecticut….

A Greek woman feared her ex-partner. He killed her outside a police station | Women

A Greek woman feared her ex-partner. He killed her outside a police station | Women

Athens, Greece – On the evening of April 1, a Monday, 28-year-old Kyriaki Griva’s ex-partner stabbed her to death outside a police station in northern Athens. She was the fifth woman to be killed by an ex or partner this year in Greece. Griva had just left her local police…

Australia’s Albanese declares ‘national crisis’ after killings of women | Women News

Australia’s Albanese declares ‘national crisis’ after killings of women | Women News

Australia’s Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has branded domestic violence a “national crisis” amid an outcry over the rise in the number of killings of women by their intimate partners, and pledged action to tackle the issue, including new funding to help survivors as well as a crackdown on misogynistic online…

Manhattan prosecutors announce retrial for film producer Harvey Weinstein | Sexual Assault News

Manhattan prosecutors announce retrial for film producer Harvey Weinstein | Sexual Assault News

The announcement follows a decision last week to toss Weinstein’s New York conviction on charges of rape and sexual assault. The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office has revealed plans to retry United States film producer Harvey Weinstein on charges related to sexual assault, less than a week after a New York…

Arizona’s top court allows near-total 1864 abortion ban to go into effect | Courts News

Arizona’s top court allows near-total 1864 abortion ban to go into effect | Courts News

In 1864, the territory of Arizona in the United States passed a law that criminalised nearly all abortions. Arizona was not even a state at the time of the law’s passage. But now, 160 years later, its state Supreme Court has ruled the near-total ban can go into effect in…

Trump says abortion should be up to US states, avoids backing national ban | Donald Trump News

Trump says abortion should be up to US states, avoids backing national ban | Donald Trump News

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has said the issue of abortion access should be left up to states to decide, eschewing calls from within his party to support a nationwide ban on the procedure in the United States. In a video posted on his Truth Social platform on Monday,…

The US war on reproductive rights should concern women everywhere | Women’s Rights

The US war on reproductive rights should concern women everywhere | Women’s Rights

In the United States, women’s reproductive rights, gained through half a century of feminist struggle, are rapidly being replaced with reproductive wrongs. In 2022, the Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade – the landmark 1973 ruling that gave women the constitutional right to abortion. Since then, in 28 states access…

South Korea to China: Why is East Asia producing so few babies? | Demographics News

South Korea to China: Why is East Asia producing so few babies? | Demographics News

South Korea’s low birthrate has been declared a national emergency despite its government’s efforts to incentivise people into parenthood by paying 2 million won ($1,510) on the birth of each child as well as providing a host of other benefits to parents. The country is one of several in East…

Varadkar concedes defeat in Ireland’s referendum on family, women’s roles | Women’s Rights News

Varadkar concedes defeat in Ireland’s referendum on family, women’s roles | Women’s Rights News

The Irish PM had called the referendum a chance to do away with ‘very old-fashioned, very sexist language about women’. A dual referendum in the Republic of Ireland on redefining family and women’s roles in the constitution has been defeated, Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said. The government supported the proposed…