Muslim women are the most disadvantaged group in UK according to parliament report

Muslim women are discriminated against in the job market, making them the most economically disadvantaged group in British society, according to a report by MPs. A report by the Women and Equalities Committee discovered Muslim women are three times more likely to be unemployed and looking for work than women generally, and are more than …

Abuse of women in European parliaments widespread

Sexism, harassment and violence against women are widespread in European parliaments, according to a study published on October 16. The findings in the study by the Inter-Parliamentary Union and the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe are based on interviews with 123 women — 81 MPs and 42 parliamentary staff members — from 45 …

More than one million French women targeted by sexist comments

More than one million French women, or one woman in 20, are targets of sexist comments in public, according to a new report on sexism. The report highlights the kind of discrimination women go through on a daily basis, revealing that 1.2 million women experiencing sexist insults in 2017.  The first investigation into sexism in France was carried out by the …

Woman “too masculine” to be rape victim according to Italian court

Protesters gathered outside an appeals court in Ancona, Italy, after a 2017 ruling was unsealed, which revealed that two men were cleared of rape charges because the judges thought the victim was “too masculine” to be desirable. Women’s groups organized a rally of some 200 people who were outraged by the judges’ belief that rapists …

American Airlines forces black doctor to wear blanket to cover up her “inappropriate” dress

American Airlines has apologized to a woman who says she was humiliated after being told she couldn’t fly unless she covered up her romper. Latisha “Tisha” Rowe said she and her son were boarding a flight from Kingston, Jamaica, to Miami, Florida, on June 30 when an airline employee asked them to step off the …

Universities ‘failing’ victims of sexual misconduct

A BBC investigation found universities received more than 700 allegations of sexual misconduct during the past academic year. Students accused their universities of being paralysed by fear of reputational damage and not offering proper support. Universities UK said institutions were making progress in handling complaints. But students said they had to go through “traumatic” and …

France announces anti-femicide measures as 100th killing recorded

A local resident passing near the train station of Cagnes-sur-Mer, southern France, thought he had seen a foot and raised the alarm. The death of 21-year-old Salomé has been recorded as the 100th case of femicide this year. It comes as the government announces measures to combat the killing of women related to domestic violence. …

Trump administration separates some migrant mothers from their newborns before returning them to detention

It has been almost a year since President Donald Trump signed the executive order purporting to end his policy of separating parents and children at the U.S.-Mexico border. However, his administration’s broader zero-tolerance policy continues today—and because of it, a particularly heinous form of family separation is playing out in Texas. As Rewire.News reported in part one of this …

Gender imbalance in General Election media coverage as women ‘marginalised’

Academics at Loughborough University noted “gender inequality across all coverage” from November 7 to November 13. The research found that when considering all participants in election news coverage – including citizens, business people, experts and public professionals – women’s voices accounted for just a third of all quotation in TV news and a fifth of …

Violence Against Women: Beyond Multilateral Virtue Signaling

For at least two decades, the UN Security Council has recognized the growing prevalence of gender-based violence in conflict, including rape, child marriage, human trafficking, and female genital mutilation/cutting. But such violence too often remains unchecked for women worldwide. Occasional nods to gender parity on the part of international institutions have proved inadequate in addressing these …

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