The lower house of the Italian parliament has given the green light for civil unions for gay couples. One of those who is especially proud is Vladimir Luxuria, an Italian transgender politician.
The uniform building code was implemented in the 1920s as a way to unify building standards, but it also enshrined in law that restrooms must be segregated by binary gender — a policy that underlies the recent controversy over transgender people and public restrooms.
Nigeria's romance novels, known as "littattafan soyayya," shift between morality tales and pulp romance.
The groundbreaking New Delhi center supports survivors medically, legally, emotionally and financially.
"It's about equal rights," says Hope Solo.
A social media firestorm in Canada has followed the acquittal of former CBC radio star Jian Ghomeshi in the first of two sexual assault trials.
Since moving back to Kosovo, my birthplace, from Canada four years ago, I’ve been grabbed, followed, yelled at, sworn at, and heard all sorts of disgusting commentary about my legs, my body, my genitals, you name it, all while simply walking down the street. New research shows what Kosovar women have always known: street harassment affects women across Kosovo, regardless of geographical location, ethnicity, sexual orientation and able-bodiedness.
Spanish performer Alejandro Sanz is a heartthrob. Now, he's also lauded as an advocate for women after removing a man from his concert when it seemed the man was attacking a woman.
These 16 women — who recently came together in Cambridge, Massachusetts — are working to end violence in their communities. From Mexico to Myanmar, Sudan to South Sudan, Iraq to Ukraine, they are defying the notion that violence is inevitable, or that injustice should be tolerated.
In the last year and a half the female CEO of the game development studio Giant Spacekat, says she has received more than 200 death threats, adding that she gets rape threats “constantly.” However, she feels that the larger GamerGate movement goes beyond individuals, arguing that it is connected to the role of women in gaming.
If you've been following the climate change debate for a while, Rajendra Pachauri should be familiar. He's the former chair of the UN panel on climate change. Last February, he was accused of sexual harassment by a researcher who worked at his institute in India. An internal investigation found him guilty and Pachauri stepped down. Now a new allegation has been made.
Despite the fact that caste discrimination is illegal in India, Yashica Dutt's parents encouraged her to "pass" as upper caste to access better opportunities. But hiding her Dalit identity was taking its toll. So she came out on Facebook, sparking a huge conversation that's still ongoing.